Best Natural and Home Remedies for Bakers Cyst...
Is there a natural 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 remedy/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 (Certified Holistic Health & Wellness Coach/Specialist)
P.S. For more information and tips on dealing with a Baker's cyst (Housemaid’s Knee/Clergyman’s Knee), be sure to have a read of our informative article on bursitis remedies. Here's the link... 10 Natural Remedies for Bursitis That Work Like a Charm!