Sea Salt, Epsom Salts and Borax for Ganglion Cysts

| Modified on Nov 28, 2022
Sea Salt, Epsom Salts, Borax
Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Philippines) on 01/07/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Hi Everyone...I had a significant ganglion lump appear on my right wrist joint earlier last year(2009). A ganglion lump is defined as:

"A ganglion is a small, usually hard bump above a tendon or in the capsule that encloses a joint. A ganglion is also called a synovial hernia or synovial cyst."

"Most ganglions develop on the hand or wrist. This condition is common in people who bowl or who play handball, raquetball, squash, or tennis. Runners and athletes who jump, ski, or play contact sports often develop foot ganglions."

I started to take 1/4 tspn sea salt 1/8 tspn Epsom salts in a full glass of water twice a day as well as spraying my body after showering with an 8 oz spray bottle containing water 3 tspns Epsom Salts 1/2 tspn borax and the ganglion lump simply disappeared quickly within a week. I was little amazed, since my ganglion lump had been with me for well over a year.

I also have small calcium bumps or lumps on the back of my neck which also greatly reduced in size because of this protocol. I'm guessing here but I think this was perhaps due to the magnesium (from Epsom Salts) leeching out the calcium and restoring some electrolytic balance in that area of my body.

Sea Salt, Epsom Salts, Borax
Posted by Carol (Indiana, Usa) on 02/09/2015

Bruce -- "Transdermal" means "through the skin" -- for example, that's how nicotine patches work. It sounds like Kantuckee just rubbed it on.


Sea Salt, Epsom Salts, Borax
Posted by Kantuckee (Green Road, Kentucky, Usa) on 02/02/2012

I couldn't function without Earthclinic!! I developed a cyst a few weeks ago that has been annoying and painfully growing on my wrist. I checked Earhclinic.com and found your comments. I have experience with sea salts, epsom salts and borax. I feel transdermal is the better method of application so I made a small solution of magnesium oil and borax.

I have applied it for 4 days, in the evenings only, and have reduced the cyst by half so far with no pain now. Only the memory keeps me applying it every evening. I am not sure how long to keep using it but since it will not hurt me will continue until I am very sure it is gone.

Thanks so much for the solution!!


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Posted by Bill (San Fernando, Luzon, Philippines) on 02/22/2010

Just an update on my first post above. I was taking the sea salt and magnesium sulphate as above, but the ganglion only went down so far and then didn't change.

So I reverted to taking just the Magnesium Sulphate (Epsom Salts) crystals orally on its own in a larger dose - 1/4 tspn Epsom Salts in a half glass of water, 3 times a day.

The ganglion on my wrist has disappeared completely and this only took 3 weeks.


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Posted by Bruce31s (New Orleans, La) on 11/13/2013

Transdermal? What's that?


Sea Salt, Epsom Salts, Borax
Posted by Jolynn (Seattle) on 08/13/2018

I don't feel comfortable drinking Epsom salt or sea salt. I am though using DMSO, which instantly relieves the pain in my thumb all the way down to the palm of my hand. I am hoping that by using DMSO, this ganglion cyst will eventually disapper. Is there a good chance that this will happen over time. And, how often can you use DMSO in a day, with it getting into my bloodstream? Anxious to hear from you.