Fatty Tumors (Lipomas)
Answered by: Susan Eagles
Question from: Gale
Posted on: June 28, 2006

Is there something to use for fatty tumor either as a cream topically or internally?

A benign fatty tumor, called a lipoma, is a soft, moveable lump under the skin which does not turn into cancer. It can be surgically removed if it is causing discomfort or congestion. This is usually a simple procedure.

The herb chickweed may help. Take one teaspoon of the tincture, three times daily or steep 2 teaspoons of the dried herb in a covered cup of boiling water for 15 minutes to make a tea, three times daily. Apply a chickweed ointment externally. If you don’t notice a difference within a week, then this herb will not work for you.

Thomas Bartram, in "Bartram’s Encyclopedia of Herbal Medicine" (available at Richters) recommends Thuja occidentalis (cedar) for lipomas. Take 5 drops of the liquid extract in a little water three times daily and wipe the lipoma with thuja extract 2 to 3 times daily.

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