Natural Cure For Baker’s Cyst


Baker’s cyst is a fluid filled cystic growth that causes bulge and feeling of tightness behind the knee. It is also called as an popliteal cyst. The conditions like arthritis or cartilage tear can cause excessive production of fluid which in turn results in the formation of Baker’s cyst. In severe cases, your doctor might suggest surgery. The condition results in joint damage that causes swelling in the knee and hence further damage is noticed. In this article we will discuss Baker’s cyst in detail and also about Ayurvedic treatment of Baker’s Cyst.

Baker’s Cyst


The baker’s cyst which is called a popliteal cyst or synovial cyst is a soft lump which is filled with fluid and is generally formed at the back of your knee. The condition is named after the first doctor who first described it. Dr. William Morrant Baker was the person after whom the condition is named. In the mid 800’s, he concluded that these popliteal cyst are the result of fluid flowing out from a damaged knee joint. The structures in the joint or around the joint are damaged then the extra fluid which is produced in the knee joint can only flow one way and hence a cyst is formed at the back of the knee.

Causes of Baker’s Cyst

The causes for developing baker’s cyst are not many. Following are the causes associated with development of this condition:
Arthritis (which can be of both type either age related like in osteoarthritis or in autoimmune condition like rheumatoid arthritis)
Direct damage to the knee like in meniscus tear or ligament tear. Inflammation due to gout or any other condition.

If understood from the Ayurvedic view point then the baker’s cyst is the result of vata dosha vitiation obstructing the path of kapha dosha thus giving rise to this condition.

Baker’s Cyst Symptoms & Signs

The symptoms in this condition includes the following:

  • Pain while flexion of knee joint
  • Stiffness of the knee joint
  • Pain at the back of the knee on movement of the knee
  • Reduction in the range of movement due to pain or because of  the bulge which is present behind the back of the knee joint.
  • The swelling can expand along with pain which is of excruciating nature along with bruising at the back of the joint if the cyst ruptures.

Diagnosis of the Baker’s Cyst

  • The diagnosis of baker’s cyst is generally done through the physical examination and the history of cyst development along with the symptoms like sudden pain and swelling at the back of the joint.
  • X Ray knee bilateral
  • Ultrasound and Magnetic resonance imaging

Baker’s Cyst Treatment

  • Generally the aspiration of fluid is preferred first if the patient presents with signs.
  • If the patient is symptomatically free then the cyst is observed for size, pain and movement restriction.
  • In case of persisting pain or recurrent cyst formation injecting corticosteroids is the only thing which can be done.
  • Physical therapy along with icing, compression wrap and strengthening exercises is useful for improving knee functioning.
  • At last if nothing of above works then surgery is recommended.

Herbal Formulations By Planet Ayurveda

Planet Ayurveda is a leading Ayurvedic firm which deals with the manufacturing of herbal formulations. These formulations are prepared using potent herbs which are really effective in managing many conditions related to bones, muscles and tendons. The formulations prepared by Planet Ayurveda do not contain any kind of adulterants, dyes, additives, fillers etc. These medications are really potent to manage various conditions like baker’s cyst that restrict the joint movement and give hard time in performing day to day work thus giving very fruitful noticeable results. The medication or formulations offered by Planet Ayurveda for the management of Baker’s cyst are as follows:

  1. Kanchnaar Guggul
  2. Boswellia Curcumin
  3. Vriddhivadhika Vati
  4. Graviola Capsules
  5. Shilajit Capsules
  6. Ashwagandha Capsules

Product’s Description

1. Kanchnaar Guggul

Kanchnar guggul is a classical medication that has constituents like bark of kachnar (Bauhinia variegata), amalaki (Emblica officinalis), haritaki (Terminalia Chebula), bibhitaki (Terminalia bellerica), black pepper (piper nigrum) and others. These all ingredients help in reducing  the size of the cyst. The formulation works by enhancing the functioning of the lymphatic system and hence helps in dissolving the cyst by absorbing the fluid in it. It is also having analgesic and steroidal effects hence is really helpful in this condition.. It also works for blood detoxification, has anti inflammatory and anti bacterial properties.

Dosage: Two tablets twice daily after meals.

2. Boswellia Curcumin

Boswellia Curcumin is filled with anti-inflammatory properties as it contains two very effective herbs which are Shallaki (Boswellia serrata) and Curcumin (Curcuma longa). These both are really good as the best agents for reducing inflammatory conditions. Both of them are helpful in inflammation of the muscles, bones and tendons. They work by improving circulation and also contain analgesic properties that help in treating pain in the affected area.

Dosage: Two capsules twice a day after meals with lukewarm water.

3. VriddhiVadhika Vati

This is a classical preparation which has Purified mercury, gandhak, tamra bhasma, shankh bhasma and many others as its ingredients. The formulation is really effective and is very good in a baker’s cyst or any kind of condition in which there is presence of extra growth. It helps in pacifying vitiated vata and intensifies the immune system mechanism of one’s body. It also aids elimination of toxins and enhances the body’s metabolism.

Dosage: Two tablets twice daily after meals.

4. Graviola Capsules

Graviola (Annona muricata) are also single herb capsules which have antioxidants as well as anti cancerous properties. Graviola has specific bioactive constituents responsible for antibacterial, anti inflammatory and antimicrobial effects.  In addition it also helps in reducing the size of cyst, reduces the swelling, pain and hence relieves the movement restriction.

Dosage: Two capsules twice a day after meals. 

5. Shilajit Capsules

Shilajit capsules are manufactured using purified form and standardized extract of asphaltum. Shilajit is best for improving all over the body including  muscles, nerves and even the smallest unit of the body that is the cell . It improves brain functioning, memory and nerve health. It also improves the signal transferring from body to brain and vice versa. The shilajit is believed to be the best anti-aging, rejuvenating, replenishing and restorative supplement. It is filled with antioxidant properties and also helps in maintaining the body’s electrolytes and body fluids.

Dosage: Two capsules twice a day after meals.

6. Ashwagandha Capsules

The Ashwagandha (Withania Somnifera) capsules are really effective in relieving all the symptoms related to baker’s cyst. It helps in balancing the dosha and is a class one aphrodisiac. This herb is known to perform miracles in the Ayurveda and is also called the ginseng. There are many varieties of this herb which can be found all over asia. Considering its effect on vata dosha the herb is a jewel and is an ingredient in countless Ayurvedic formulations. It works by enhancing every system of the body.

Dosage: One capsule twice daily.


The world is filled with various medical conditions and people are suffering on a regular basis. There are many conditions for which there is nothing which can be done according to Allopathic science but for people with such conditions Ayurveda is a boon which provides people with a lot of magical herbs that have their effect on many conditions simultaneously. The products mentioned above are prepared using such potent herbs and are really effective in relieving systems related to baker’s cyst. In case of any query kindly visit For more queries, you can send your queries to our email id

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Dr. Vikram Chauhan

Dr. Vikram Chauhan (MD - Ayurveda) is the CEO and Founder of Planet Ayurveda Pvt. Ltd. He is Author of the Book "Ayurveda – God’s Manual For Healing". He is an Ayurveda Expert Serving People worldwide through all the Possible Mediums, Operating from Main Branch in Mohali, India. With his Vast Experience in Herbs and their Applied Uses, he is successfully treating Numerous Patients suffering from Various Ailments with the help of Purest Herbal Supplements, Diet, and Lifestyle, according to the Principles of Ayurveda. For More Details, visit

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