Are you struggling with ovarian cysts? You’re not alone. As per statistics 1, 10% of women in India suffer from ovarian cysts.

An ovarian cyst is a fluid-filled sac or pocket that forms inside an ovary. It can develop in one or both the ovaries. These are common in women of childbearing age and are less common after menopause.

Most ovarian cysts are painless and can’t be felt at all. Some ovarian cysts dissolve on their own. However, some may persist, causing menstrual and fertility issues. Ovarian cysts can be safely treated with homeopathic medication.

Role of homeopathy in ovarian cyst treatment

Homeopathy effectively treats the signs and symptoms of ovarian cysts. Instead of only being palliative and suppressive, homeopathy is meant to be curative.

Ovarian cyst management in homeopathy is an integrated approach. It focuses on correcting the root cause of the disease. In addition, homeopathic medicines prescribed for ovarian cysts are gentle, safe, and effective. These medicines heal ovarian cysts in women of all ages without causing any adverse effects.

Homeopathic medicine for ovarian cysts helps in cyst disintegration and lessens the chances of new cyst formation. It also relieves accompanying symptoms like menstrual abnormalities, bloating, back pain, dyspareunia, etc. In some cases, homeopathic intervention in ovarian cysts can prevent surgery.

Five effective homeopathic medicines for ovarian cyst

Homeopathy is the most appropriate mode of treatment for treating ovarian cysts because it views each patient as unique and treats the patient as a whole.

The best homeopathic remedy for your ovarian cyst is prescribed based on your personal history, unique symptoms, and mental, emotional, and physical constitution. Thus homeopathy ensures every woman gets a tailored treatment. Here are the top five homeopathic medications for ovarian cysts;

Lachesis mutus (Lach.)

Common name: Bushmaster or Surucucu

Lachesis mutus is one of the top homeopathic remedies for left-sided ovarian cysts. This is indicated when pain in the left ovary is relieved by the menstrual flow. Burning and boring pains in the left ovary that are better by pressure calls for Lachesis. Ovarian cysts with suppuration and chronic enlargement of the ovary can be treated with Lachesis.

This medicine works well in women with short and scanty menses. Women whose menstrual blood is blackish get relief with this medicine.

Lycopodium clavatum (Lyc.)

Common name: Club moss

Lycopodium clavatum is one of the best homeopathic remedies for right-sided ovarian cysts. This remedy relieves burning or boring pains felt in the ovary.

Other symptoms include pain during intercourse due to a dry vagina, leucorrhea with burning in vagina, irregular and profuse menses.

Pulsatilla nigricans (Puls.)

Common name: Windflower

Pulsatilla nigricans is a homeopathic remedy for ovarian cysts with scanty menstrual bleeding. Often ovarian pain is felt in the back along with fatigue. This medicine is chosen for women with delayed menstruation and menstrual colic.

Pulsatilla works well on women with amenorrhea. Keynote menstrual symptoms of this remedy include scanty, thick, dark, clotted, and intermittent blood flow. The changeability of symptoms strongly indicates this remedy.

Apis mellifica (Apis)

Common name: The honey bee

Apis Mellifica is one of the best homeopathic medicines for ovarian cysts that cause pain during intercourse. Ovaritis with stinging and sore pains is relieved by Apis. Right ovarian pain with great tenderness in the abdomen and suppressed menses.

Women complain of bearing down sensation before menses. Profuse metrorrhagia with stinging pain and heaviness in the abdomen calls for Apis. Often the ovarian pain radiates down to the thighs. Most complaints worsen due to heat in any form, touch, pressure, and sleeping in closed and heated rooms.

Sepia officinalis (Sep.)

Common name: Inky juice of cuttlefish

Sepia officinalis is a very good homeopathic medicine for ovarian cysts with irregular menses. This medicine is indicated for women with relaxed pelvic organs. Women often experience a constant bearing down sensation as if everything would escape from the vulva.

The menstrual symptoms of Sepia include early or late, scanty or profuse, and long or short-duration menses. Along with ovarian pain, women often feel soreness, fullness, pressure, and distension in the pelvic region, with a frequent urge to urinate.

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Causative factors for ovarian cyst

The main causes of ovarian cysts are hormonal problems and issues with ovulation. However, there are other causes like:

  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS)

Hormonal imbalance due to high levels of insulin and androgens causes formation of ovarian cysts.

  • Abnormal cell reproduction

Dermoids and cystadenomas are cysts that can develop due to abnormal cell proliferation.

  • Endometriomas

In the advanced stages of endometriosis, these cysts begin to grow on the ovary.

  • Pelvic inflammatory disorder

Ovarian cysts can grow as a result of severe pelvic infections.

Symptoms of ovarian cyst

Small ovarian cysts often go unnoticed because many ovarian cysts don’t produce symptoms. Thus many women are unaware they have them. However, some symptoms indicating large ovarian cysts include

  • Pelvic discomfort or a persistent backache.
  • Bloating, nausea, and vomiting.
  • Sensation of fullness in your lower belly that may be more noticeable on one side of your body.
  • Dyspareunia – painful or uncomfortable intercourse.
  • Difficulty in passing urine.
  • Tenderness or sensitivity in the breast.
  • The sensation of pressure in the bladder pressure.
  • Menstrual pain.
  • Early and late periods.
  • Frequent miscarriages.

If the cysts are due to PCOS, you may often have symptoms like irregular periods, obesity, infertility, facial hair, and increased body hair.


An ovarian cyst is managed based on its cause and type. However, some common treatments include:


Doctors often prescribe hormone-containing drugs like birth control pills to stop ovulation and prevent the growth of cysts.

Surgery for ovarian cysts

A cyst that is growing larger and producing discomforting symptoms is often surgically removed.


Ovarian cysts, although asymptomatic initially, can cause trouble in several ways. In addition to irregular periods, and pains, it can cause fertility issues.

Homeopathy is a holistic science and does not cause toxic suppression of ovarian cysts. Allow homeopathic medicines to offer you long-term relief and manage your ovarian cysts harmlessly.


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