Hi, I know that this post is from 6 years ago. But if you are still active I would truly appreciate your advice. My daughter just turned two years old and unfortunately she was diagnosed with a branchial cyst. The doctor said that the surgery is a must. But before the surgery the cyst infection needs to be taken care of. I'm afraid that traditional antibiotics won't help get all of the infection out so she may then need something much stronger. That is why I would love to know how you prepared the herbal mixtures for your wife. It would be of great help if you could give me a step by step recipie. Did you boil all these herbs? Did she eat them, drink them or applied it to the cyst? Thank you in advance.I'm looking for some helpful ideas. About a year ago my wife developed a branchial cleft cyst. This is a birth defect that sometimes shows up later in life. When she first had it diagnosed we were told that it would be fine as long as it didn't become infected and then surgery would be the answer.
About three months ago it began to swell and became about the size of a baseball so we went to the surgeon and made arrangements to have it removed. In the meantime, I began administering a mixture of herbs and it reduced in size to about where it was when we first went to the dr a little over a year ago. Our family doctor told her that so long as we are able to control it she would be better off not having the surgery. I, of course, agree.
I would like to see it reduced even further so she is continuing with the decoction but I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with this kind of thing and if you might suggest what I can do to shrink it even further.
I'm using dandelion root, yarrow, marshmallow root, white willow bark, ginger root in the mixture and she is also taking plantain and yellow dock in capsule form.