Best Natural and Home Remedies for Bakers Cyst...


Is there a natural cure/treatment for a Bakers cyst that works fast? I really need help with this problem.


Hello, and thank you for your question regarding a natural cure/treatment for a Baker's cyst.

I suffered a serious knee injury many years ago while playing sport and ended up with a whopping Baker's cyst. I didn't know much about natural remedies and therapies back then so I visited a doctor who told me he needed to drain the fluid. So he pulled out this giant sized needle and spent the next 1/2 hour sticking it around different areas of the cyst and sucking out the fluid. It was painful as hell! So this is something you definitely don't want to get done, and thankfully, you won't have to if you follow the recommendations listed below.

There really are some natural and home remedies for this problem that work extremely well. These treatments primarily help by releasing the fluid that's built up, but the herbal remedies and apple cider vinegar will also help to prevent further occurrences, which is something you definitely want.

So here they are in no particular order...

#1. Hot and Cold Towel Method: I used this one after re-injuring my knee a little while after (thankfully, an old football coach happen to share it with my dad). It works a treat to remove the cystic fluid.

All you do is have one bucket of hot water (must be as hot as you can handle on your skin, without giving you a third degree burn of course) and one bucket of cold water. Place a towel or good sized rag in each bucket. Start with the hot towel and place it over the cyst (do not squeeze or wring out the towel). Leave the towel there until it starts to cool and is no longer burning (usually around 30 seconds). Throw it back in the hot bucket and grab the cold towel. Place this over your cyst for about 30 seconds. Throw that back in the cold bucket and continue to repeat this process until you've gone through it at least 6-7 times. Do this 3 times per day, morning, noon and night for best results. It's also advisable to do this outside due to the amount of water that gets spilled and the mess it makes.

#2. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV): Apple cider vinegar is excellent for removing fluid and freeing up the joints, which is why it's such a great arthritis cure. Simply mix one tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar (must be the same as one of these and still contain the "mother" apple), along with a teaspoon of local or Manuka honey, in a glass of warm filtered water and drink 3 times daily 10 minutes before each main meal. You can also buy the ACV capsules if you can't handle the taste of the apple cider vinegar.

#3. Herbs: Anti-inflammatory herbs and spices such as cayenne pepper, celery seed, turmeric, black pepper, ginger, cinnamon and garlic are all terrific for reducing inflammation within the knee (which is likely what's causing your Baker's cyst). Try and use these in your cooking as much as possible, along with adding them to a daily smoothie so you get a decent amount, otherwise they will have little effect.

#4. Cold Pressed Castor Oil: Rubbing some castor oil on your baker's cyst (or any cyst for that matter) 3 times daily will reduce it's size significantly in just a few short weeks. It may even be completely gone within this time. Just make sure you go with a good quality cold pressed castor oil and not a cheap brand.

So start using these 4 natural and home remedies for your Baker's cyst right away and watch it disappear in a hurry and for good!

Good luck and all the best to you,


Troy (Admin)

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May 29, 2016
Bakers Cyst
by: Anonymous

Hi there. I have had success in treating BC with 1/2 tsp Aluminium free baking soda 3 times daily after meals.

May 30, 2016
by: Troy (Admin)

Nice! Thanks for sharing.

Jun 09, 2016
Baker's Cyst Treatment
by: Anonymous

With my husband's bakers cyst, we used 5 drops a piece of the Essential oils of Frankincense, cypress, and copaiba in a roller bottle then filled the rest with coconut oil. He used an ace bandage to wrap and ice when he could. In 3 days the bakers cyst was gone! It has just come back which is exactly 2 years later. We will follow the same protocol again as well as add your advice. Thanks!

Jun 10, 2016
by: Troy (Admin)

You're welcome. Hope it helps!

Jul 30, 2016
Baker's Cyst
by: Marie

After a knee injury about a month ago I believe I have developed a Baker's cyst. I do not want to deal with this medically so I'm going to try the natural remedies you listed. Thank you for listing them. How long will it take to see results?

Jul 30, 2016
by: Troy

Hi Marie. For me it took about 3-4 weeks to completely heal my baker's cyst using these remedies (particularly with #1), but I definitely started seeing good results and reduced swelling after the first week. Thankfully, these remedies saved me from having to have those awful "horse sized" needles again!

Good luck and all the best to you!

Jul 30, 2016
Baker's Cyst Remedy
by: Marie

I truly appreciate you posting this for those of us who want to try and avoid medical procedures. Thank you so much!

Jul 30, 2016
by: Troy

You're very welcome Marie. :)

Oct 12, 2016
Bakers cyst
by: Rosemary

I just learned today that I have a bakers cyst behind my knee. Do these remedies really work.

Oct 13, 2016
by: Troy

Yes, definitely Rosemary. Give them a try. You'll be delighted with the results!

Oct 25, 2016
Castor oil hot pack?
by: Joyce

I'm wondering if using castor oil with a hot pad over it would be effective? Something plastic in between to protect the hot pad of course. I have had one for 5 days caused by osteoarthritis I'm guessing. I thought I had Fibromyalgia but maybe it's o/arthritis after all, since this is a common cause of a Bakers cyst is it not?

Oct 28, 2016
by: Troy

Yes, both rheumatoid and osteoarthritis are common causes of bakers cysts. With the castor oil and hot pad, you can only try it and see how it goes Joyce. Just make sure you use cold pressed castor oil.

Hope it helps you.

All the best!

Nov 09, 2016
Cyst on ACL?
by: Grixy

I have ganglion cysts in my knee on my ACL. I can't flex my knee all the way, but I can walk and run. It can be painful. I tried essential oils for my ganglion cysts but I can't get the oil deep enough into my knee. Not too many Dr's will aspirate it because it can come back and I haven't found a Dr who will even do this. Does anyone have any suggestions? Hot/cold? Etc.

Nov 10, 2016
by: Troy

Have you tried the hot cold towel method? This gets deep inside the whole joint. Magnesium is also very effective for ganglion cysts. Try regular Epsom salt (magnesium) baths.

You can read this article for more info on this...Ganglion Cyst Remedies.

Hope it helps. :)

Dec 05, 2016
Baker's cyst in children
by: Joanne

My 5yo son developed quite a big Baker's cyst. I have started the hot and cold method yesterday and will buy some castor oil very soon. I also made him a roller with Oregano, Lemongrass, Cypress and Frankincense which I am applying morning and night. He's got a referral with a specialist in 5 weeks time and by then I'm hoping to reduce it significantly or even cure it.

Dec 06, 2016
by: Troy

Would be surprized if it's not gone in 5 weeks time Joanne.

Good luck and all the best! :)

Jan 11, 2017
Thank you
by: Sheila B.

Your help and advice is very much appreciated.
Thank you.
God bless.

Jan 11, 2017
by: Troy

You're very welcome Sheila. Hope it helps!

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