7 Efficient Home Remedies for Dercum’s Disease

by John Staughton (BASc, BFA) last updated -

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Home remedies for Dercum’s disease include the use of castor oil, lemon juice, turmeric, flaxseed oil, and olive oil. It also includes various fruit juices, chicory, okra, fish, legumes and pulses, seeds, and spices. In terms of physical factors, frequent exercise to reduce fat, deep detox, raw juice therapy, and consuming pesticide-free food have been connected to reduce the symptoms of Dercum’s disease.

Since formal treatments are limited, home remedies are often beneficial for a person going through Dercum’s disease, although they are mainly associated with pain reduction, rather than the actual curing of the condition.

Home Remedies for Dercum’s Disease

Let us discuss the many amazing home remedies for Dercum’s disease.

RAD Diet

There is a lack of studies on this condition, but some researchers have come up with a RAD diet, which includes the reduction of foods that increase fat intake, exacerbate inflammation, or add to cardiovascular risks making the condition worse. The RAD diet consists of fish, beans, chicken, and whole grains like brown rice. You should also reduce the intake of red meat, sugar, wheat, processed foods, and dairy products.

Lemon Juice

Lemon juice aids in stimulating the liver which detoxifies the body. This prevents the accumulation of unhealthy fats in the body, thereby lowering the chances of formation of lipomas.


Castor Oil

Castor oil can be applied directly to the surface of the skin where the tumors are visible. This help to reduce the size of the tumor and the associated pain or inflammation.

Liver Detoxification

Foods which stimulate the liver such as pomegranate juice, okra, chicory, most spices, papayas, and tangerines are known to help in Dercum’s disease. Stimulating the liver reduces the amount of excess adipose fat in the body which in turn helps in the reduction of frequency and size of the tumor.

Turmeric Oil

Turmeric helps in the elimination of lipomas or fatty lumps. You can mic turmeric oil with olive oil and apply this mixture on the affected area to soften and break down the lumps.

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Omega-3 Fatty Acid

Omega-3 fatty acids (HDL (good) cholesterol) can help in the reduction of omega-6 fatty acids, which are major contributors to adipose tissue in the body. Eating foods which are rich in omega 3 fatty acids, such as flaxseed and a variety of oily fish varieties can help reduce the lipoma and lower the risk of developing any other tumors.

Avoid Pesticides

Eating organic foods that have not been treated with pesticides can give a major boost to the body’s defense system. This prevents the liver from overworking, thereby reducing the chances of lipoma formation.

Generally, the combination of eating a clean diet along with regular exercising helps in the reduction of adipose tissue throughout the body. Until a formal cure is found, these home remedies and alternative treatments are your best option to eliminate this challenging and painful condition.

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John Staughton is a traveling writer, editor, and publisher who earned his English and Integrative Biology degrees from the University of Illinois in Champaign, Urbana (USA). He is the co-founder of a literary journal, Sheriff Nottingham, and calls the most beautiful places in the world his office. On a perpetual journey towards the idea of home, he uses words to educate, inspire, uplift and evolve.

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