Polyps are a growth of tissue that protrudes from a
mucous membrane in the body. The more common locations are
the nasal passages, the colon, the cervix and the urinary
bladder. The growth may be attached directly to the mucous
tissue or have a long connecting “stock”. Although some may
be pre-cancerous or cancerous in most cases they are benign
and not a serious health concern. They can cause related
difficulties such as breathing problems with nasal polyps or
unusual bleeding with cervical polyps.
Nasal polyps may be the most common and form in the nasal
passages or sinus cavities. Those with asthma or allergies
seem more likely to experience these. They vary in size and
can cause difficulties in breathing or infections in the
sinuses as they become large enough to block passages. They
are very rarely malignant. Cervical polyps often times can
go undetected. They seem to be more prevalent in those that
have had several pregnancies. If there are symptoms they can
include unusual bleeding or an unusual mucous like discharge
if they become infected. Colon polyps, like others, may go
undetected and in some instances they may become malignant
although in most cases they are not a serious health
[search helps: adenomatous
polyps, hyperplastic polyps]
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
Essential oils based
BasilC, Lavender, Lemon, OreganoC,
understand the E and C superscript go to Home and
scroll to New Helps.
Topically apply 1 - 3 drops of Frankincense to bridge of
nose, with Q-tips to nostril area, under the tongue or in a
capsule 1 or 2 times daily. Another reports success
using Melaleuca topically to the nose and nostril daily.
Frankincense is reported successful for a number of types
of tumors, etc. Consider using Frankincense internally via
capsule or under tongue.
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Is there anyone who has a protocol for Nasal
Polyps, I know the oils of choice are
Frankincense, Oregano, Breathe, Peppermint,
Purify and Basil. I would like to find some
one who may have had a way of using these
oils to get rid of or heal polyps.
Stacielynn - I use Frankincense mostly
for inflammation in my lungs (Cystic Fibrosis). I had my
nasal polyps removed about 12 years ago and they grew back.
About 6 months ago I was at the doctor and she was asking
me how I was able to breathe through my nose because the
polyps (that had obviously grown back over the years) were
so B-I-G! Well, later after I had been taking the
Frankincense for about a month for cystic fibrosis, I was
reading in the Modern Essentials book that Frankicense is
good for polyps...so I marched into the bathroom...with my
flashlight....and looked in my nose! And guess what?? No
polyps! I'm not sure how long it took for them to go away,
because I didn't check for about 5 weeks...they might have
been gone in a few days but I don't know for sure. So this
last visit to the doctor she looked up my nose...and went
back and read my chart because she 'thought' I had a history
of nasal polyps....how cool is that for a 'side effect?' I
put a few drops under my tongue a few times a day.
Julie Ann - I have
a friend who has excessive nose bleeds constantly. I had
him putting Geranium up his nose to stop the bleeding and
talked him into going to a doctor to see what was causing
it. The CAT scan showed a cyst/polyp which is
his reason for the bleeding. Have any of you run
into this? What would you do if it was you?
Do you know of anything used in the nose that will shrink a
Rob – To stop the bleeding place 3-4
drops of Helichrysum on a cotton pad and hold it over the
nose, while applying pressure to the veins on either side of
the bridge of the nose. After it slows down, you can put
tissues with a drop or two of helichrysum up into the
nostril. Very effective. If you don't have helichrysum, use
cypress or lavender. To shrink the cyst, I would apply
frankincense to it several times daily and at night.
Carly - My brother
has nasal cysts so badly that he can hardly breathe, let
alone smell, taste or speak so you can understand him. I am
trying to help him avoid surgery. I read that Frankincense
is the oil, but not how to use it. Would he just
stick a drop on them several times a day?
Hopefully he can reach them all.
Stacielynn - I got rid of mine with
Frankincense. Had the surgery in 2000 and they grew back
over the last 12 years. Frankincense made them disappear
and my doctor had to do a double take and look at my chart
because she thought I had them. I put a few drops under my
tongue twice a day.
Pete – I had a friend who used Balance
to get rid of her nasal polyps. Applied directly using
q-tips I believe.
Debbie - I had an acquaintance that came
in and said , I'll tell you a little secret. She had an
operation to have 5 polyps removed from only on one side of
the nose. Then she was told about using Melaleuca, she
started applying it around the nose and a little in the
nose. One night about 2 weeks later she coughed and had
something stuck in her throat , spat it out and it was a
She kept on applying the Melaleuca and had another 7, yes
7, come out of her nose. This lady has not had to go back
for any more operations and continues to take the Melaleuca.
Sunny - For several months now, a friend
of mine has taken Breathe daily for his COPD.... Along with
the COPD, he has had a polyp at the bottom of his lung for
two years. Doctors have monitored the polyp routinely. At
the last checkup, they found that it is shrinking. My
friend asked if Breathe has any properties that could be
attributable to this surprising new development.
Individually, the essential oils in Breathe don't have
anti-tumorial properties (I don't think?). Could it be that
taken together, their synergy is working in wonderful ways?
Sunny - I have a
friend who has polyps in her nose. She can't smell a thing
and would like to have them dissolved. Any suggestions?
BK - I think John or Rob wrote that the
protocol they used was frankincense, and If I ever think of
polyps in the nasal, colon or uterus I think frankincense!!
Apply neat, drink it, smell it.
Jan - I would agree with the last post
and suggest the sinus irrigation protocol. I had a friend
that also put 2 drops each of lavender, lemon and
peppermint, then dipped the end of a cotton swab to the
mixture and applied to the polyps. Do this till they are
more than gone. She would sometimes also apply