Ganglion cysts, known also as Bible bumps or Bible cysts, are small, round lumps or sacs, filled with a synovial fluid.
The size can vary from pea size to an inch in diameter. Usually, they form over a joint in the fingers, ankles, wrists or the soles of the feet. The symptoms of these cysts are pain and tingling, numbness or muscle weakness.
Why these cysts are developing is not known, but any tndon or joint irritation may trigger this problem.
People between the 15 and 40, particularly gymnasts and women suffer from ganglion cysts.
These cysts heal with medications and home treatments, and in some cases the best option is surgical removal.


Here, we will present you the best home remedies for this issue.

1. Warm Compresses

Warm compresses can reduce the discomfort from ganglion cyst. It will improve blood circulation and promote fluid drainage. This will reduce pain and swelling.
In a warm water, soak a washcloth and put it on the affected area. Leave it for 5 to 10 minutes.
Repeat 3 to 4 times a day.

2. Black Tea Bags

The black tea’s anti-inflammatory and acidic properties help in relieving pain and swelling, and heal the cyst.
In a warm water, dip a bag of black tea, for a 5 minutes.
Squeeze the excess water and put the bag on the affected area for about 10 minutes.
Repeat this method few times a day, for a several days.

3. Frankincense Oil

This oil is an effective astringent which reduces the size of the cysts, ease the pain and prevent the returning of the cysts.
Put 2 drops of the oil on the cyst. Then, cover it with a clean bandage.
Do this once daily, and when the cyst will disappear continue for a few weeks to reduce the risk of returning.

4. Ginger

Ginger has anti-inflammatory property that can help you to reduce the pain.
You should drink ginger tea at least 2-3 times a day and include more ginger in your meals.
To make a homemade ginger tea, slice an inch of fresh ginger root and put it in a boiling water for 10 minutes.

5. Turmeric

Turmeric helps in relieving the pain caused by ganglion cyst.
Researchers found out that curcumin from turmeric regulate cytokines, protein kinaes, redox status, enzymes, adhesion molecules and other factors associated with inflammation.
On the affected area, apply fresh turmeric juice. Repeat this method for 2-3 times a day, for a several days.
If you decide to take supplements instead of fresh turmeric, consult a doctor.

6. Echinacea

Echinacea increases the properdine levels in our body, which improves our immune system and reduces the size of the ganglion cyst.
On the cyst apply the Echinacea ointment. Repeat 2-3 times a day, until the cyst disappears.
Also, you can drink Echinacea tea twice a day, but not more than a week.
Note: People with autoimmune disorders should not use this herb internally.