Lipoma is a lump formed under the skin due to the growth of soft tissues. This turns into a fibrous capsule but is not fatal and neither does it lead to cancer. They commonly grow in areas such as torso, thighs and arms but they can appear on any part of the body. People of all age groups can be affected by Lipoma but research shows that most of these patients are middle aged.
Medical science uses the surgical method to treat lipoma if it tends to get infectious or is bothering the patient. Otherwise, doctors prescribe creams that slowly finish off the lump. Although surgery is a fast treatment method, it causes many side effects and so, patients mostly resort to using natural and herbal methods for treating such conditions. Chickweed is a herb that is high recommended in treating conditions such as Lipoma.
Chickweed is another name of the commonly known herb ‘Stellaria Media’. This herb mostly grows in Europe, Asia and America. It does not grow all year round or in all temperatures and that is why this herb costs a little more than average herbs. Chickweed is not just used for herbal remedies but is also consumed as a vegetable as it contains high amount of minerals and vitamins and once it’s cooked, it tastes just like spinach.
Chickweed has numerous health benefits, some of which are listed below:
- Helps in purifying the blood, cleaning out all toxics.
- Acts as a tonic for the kidney and the liver. It cleanses these organs, helping them get rid of harmful bacteria.
- Helps heal various types of skin conditions including psoriasis, boils, etc. It is one of the most commonly used herbs for healing intense skin conditions such as eczema.
- Known for assisting in weight loss and reducing obesity.
- Soothes stomach and bowel related problems such as constipation, upset stomach, etc. It helps in improving the overall health of the digestive system.
- Reduces muscle and joint pain.
- Soothes inflammation, minor burns, rashes, etc. It also acts as a pain killer and thus is used for treatment of arthritis, menstrual cramps, etc.
- Soothes respiratory problems such as cough, asthma and cold etc.
The demand for chickweed is so high that many people even grow it right in their backyards. Dried chickweed can also be purchased in any herbal stores.
Chickweed Ointment for Lipoma:
- ¼ cup of Chickweed
- 1 cup of Olive Oil
- ¼ cup of dried Calendula flowers
- ¼ cup of Chamomile flowers
- ¼ cup of Bees Wax
- Warm the olive oil on low heat and add all the herbs in it. Cook for 45 minutes.
- Strain out the herbs and pour the oil in a double boiler, turn on the heat to medium.
- Add the bees wax and remove from heat and let cook until the wax completely melts.
- Store the cream in a jar.
Apply the cream on the affected area and let it stay overnight.