Bartholin Cyst Home Treatment That Works

This is a natural Bartholin Cyst home treatment that works! Learn how to easily and safely treat a Bartholin cyst at home with great success.


IMPORTANT: Make sure to read the actual case at the bottom of this post. It’s from a reader who tried a varied bartholin cyst home treatment version with great success!

This post is for the gals and if you have this condition, you definitely know what it is. A Bartholin cyst is very painful and difficult to treat and many women have had little success with traditional medicine. Well, we’ve got a Bartholin Cyst home treatment that is inexpressive and easy to do and it works.

This treatment was used by someone I know personally and I followed along with them during the entire duration of their condition. I’ll tell you the details of her experience and how she was able to virtually cure her Bartholin cyst naturally. As usual, we remind you that everyone is different and your success may differ. However, this is an inexpensive and very safe treatment to test. It’s certainly much less painful and intrusive than the standard medical treatments which many times don’t help at all.


Bartholin Cyst: What It Is (The nitty gritty details)

The Bartholin glands are in a woman’s genitals located on both sides of the folds of the labia that surround the vagina. These glands secrete a small amount of fluid. If a Bartholin duct gets blocked, fluid builds up in the gland and it creates a cyst. These cysts can typically be pea sized to marble size and are generally not treated as long as there are no unpleasant symptoms. They can also go away by themselves unless they are so large they cause discomfort. However, the cyst can becomes infected and it will slowly grow larger up to the size of an egg and become very painful. The typical treatment is to cut the cyst open under local anesthesia and drain it which is incredibly painful to have done. But as they seldom heal the problem, it tends to come back requiring further draining.  Note: The following is a drawing of the location of the cyst and how it looks.  (Graphic)

Symptoms of a cyst that is not infected
• A lump in the area.
• Redness or swelling in the area.
• Discomfort when you sit, walk, or have sex.

Symptoms of an infected cyst include:
• It becomes more and more painful.
• Fever and chills.
• Swelling in the area.
• The cyst can drain.

Stress is the #1 contributor to Bartholin Cysts and a poor diet is the #2 contributor (as in lots of meat, dairy, sugar and processed foods.) blank630x20

Case #1 Bartholin cyst home treatment

My friend who experienced this went to her doctor numerous times as her cyst kept coming back. She had it drained four times which was a very unpleasant experience. The only other option she was given was to have the duct surgically closed, because having it repeatedly drained will eventually lead to scar tissues building up.  However, she had read about many women who had that done and they said it caused other problems afterwards and the cyst even came back on occasion. So her quest was to find a way to naturally heal it.

Here are a few things she found that were suggested that she tried and  that did not work:

  • Drawing Salve
  • Epsom Salts baths
  • Sillica
  • Tea Tree and Lavender Oil
  • Homeopathics

The Cure

My friend finally read an in-depth article on using Apple Cider Vinegar. The information she found said it would take three full months to work. She hated the taste of vinegar so she bought Vinegar capsules and took two capsules three times a day.  It was at the exact three month mark when her cyst went down tremendously from the size of a quarter to the size of a dime and her symptoms stopped. Though a small cyst was still there the infection was gone. She continues to take the vinegar capsules. Her next step is to change her diet to a more plant based one which will most likely remove it completely.

NOTE: Along with the vinegar she was supposed to take 1tb of the Black Strap Molasses once a day, but after a few days gave it up as it tasted awful.


  • Apple Cider Vinegar Capsules,  2 Capsules 3x a day with meals   (The link is the exact brand she used.)
  • Take a daily Vitamin C or drink orange juice as the citrus helps your body absorb the vinegar.
  • Black Strap Molasses 1 TB a day (She didn’t take this,  but her cyst still went down. It was strongly suggested in the remedy she had researched.)

Remember, everyone is different and your results may differ. Make sure to be patient. It takes THREE MONTHS to work. But it’s virtually painless and simple to do.  Good luck and be well!


Case #2 Bartholin cyst home treatment

NOTE: I received this information from someone who got rid of their Bartholin Cyst with a partially different method, as our exact method didn’t work for her.  (Edited for spelling & grammar). 

I was trying this, but didn’t helped.Mine was growing and becoming painful. I had  antibiotics which actually didn’t helped very much either and had a catheter. That  helped to clean it (but it depends on a doctor and how well he/she can placed it). But after a while it came back (I had 8 cysts during 4 months!) So what helped me: I have changed the diet (eating more alkaline), had for two weeks grapeseeds extract (mine was strong. read below)- increasing every day the dosage, and once that was done had two weeks black walnut hulls tincture  (1 tsp at the morning and evening 20 minutes before eating).  Do not take this for more than a month. So now it’s almost 3 months no cysts! But I will repeat pretty soon again with black walnut hulls tincture (it’s known by very high dosage of vitamin C, natural antibiotic and etc). Apple vinegar is very alkaline, what is good for health. But think once the Bartholin cyst is not at the beginning stage that will probably not help.

  • You need no more than 8oz of the Black Walnut Hull Tincture to do1 tsp morning and night for two weeks. It’s fairly expensive on Amazon.  Ebay has a much cheaper version which is what this gal used. The shop has good reviews. You would need just an 8oz size.
  • The grapeseed extract (I’M VERIFYING IF SHE MEANT GRAPEFRUIT SEED EXTRACT WHICH I BELIEVE SHE DID. I”LL VERIFY ONCE I HEAR BACK FROM HERE 1/20/2018) I used was over 90% (I haven’t found the same here in USA, to I have been sent from Europe- Citrocept). So I think I started with 15 drops and think was having it 3 times per day and adding 5 more days every day until 50 drops.


This is a natural Bartholin Cyst home treatment that works! Learn how to easily and safely treat a Bartholin cyst at home with great success.


  1. Lauren

    I had my first cyst when I was a jr in high school, and my first one was an abscess. The first Dr I went too gave me an antibiotic and told me it should go down, it didn’t, it doubled in size every day. Till it was so painful to move my mom took me to the ER, the ER doctor called the obgyn on call and she gave him instructions to not to touch me because I was so young, I was then in the hospital for 5 days on morphine, with a heating pad while the doctors tried to get the cyst to rupture on its own. They ended up having to do surgery, and put a drain in. At this time is was the size of an orange. I’ve never been in so much pain my life. The gland never fully drained, always the size of a pea, After this I would get a cyst on my right side a week or two before every period, then it would drain on its own. It seemed like it had to do with my hormones, when my gland would swell I knew my period was coming. Finally I had marsupialization after dealing with them for 3 years. I thought I was in the clear after the marsupialization. I started birth control about 3 years ago, I am now 26. I stoped birth control in May, and I am expecting my period, and with that I was horrified to notice my gland ( same gland that I had the marsupialization) is indeed swollen.

    1. Nancy Author

      I’m so sorry you’re struggling with this Lauren. I know its a miserable thing to deal with. Have you tried the suggestions? It’s amazing what just changing your diet will do though you do have to do it fairly dramatically. I hope you find relief soon!

  2. Haley

    Hi, I’ve have bartholin’s cyst probably 4 or 5 times now always on the left side. the first 2 times it drained after a couple warm baths and went away, warm baths will help because the heat relaxes your body and helps you de stress a bit as well as soothing the inflammation. Last time I had it I switch my body wash to dye free, fragrance free and my shampoo and conditioner to all natural, and took probiotic flora supplements and it went away within 2-3 days! after that I didn’t have it for months and now it’s back I’m almost certain it’s from stress this time and it’s the worst it’s ever been (the size of a marble) the skin around it feels so stretched out and it’s very inflamed. I’m going to try the apple cider vinegar capsules this time! fingers crossed because this sucks.

    1. Nancy Author

      Thank you Haley for sharing your experience. That invisible problem… STRESS… does more damage than many realize! Please keep us posted on what works for you. I know it’s a really unpleasant thing to have.

  3. Helen Garcia

    Keep doing the plant based diet, it’s the most important thing a you can do for your health. You missed a big part of this. You need to drain these glands through female ejaculation. My husband and I didn’t discover this till we were in our thirties. It’s so pleasurable. The amount of fluid that drains out is so much, no wonder if your eating the wrong foods and develop a blockage or go through life without ever knowing about this you become a cesspool of bacteria and disease. Eat well and clean your lymph.

      1. Nancy Author

        Don’t think you got a reply Christi. I’m sorry you’re dealing with this. From what I’ve learned and read it just goes away on its own… slowly… when the dietary changes and supplements are used. For something severe you might need to have your doc drain it and then start the healthy eating and supplements. I know what it’s like to not care for your doctor. I’ve had some pretty horrific experiences with various ones. Wishing you healing!

  4. Michelle

    Hello. I have had my bartholin cyst drained 2 times and it came back a month after my second drainage. I went bike riding 3 days in a row (I’m not sure of this is the cause of it) but today NOW it’s a size of a lemon . I’m in crucial pain. Couldn’t go anywhere today . It’s so swollen & hard and so large more than ever. So I showered and after with a cotton ball I’m rubbing braggs organic apple cider vinegar on the ball and the pain seems much better and I placed an onion it’s been an hour & I feel like the swelling & pain went down a little . Hope this helps. Also can you please tell me what food effects the cyst & ways to prevent it from coming back? Please help !!!!! It’s been 3 years .

    1. Nancy Author

      Hi Michelle… those things can be miserable for sure. I hope you’ve been able to keep the size down. As far as food… healing of any type generally requires a more plant based diet. Fruits, veggies, grains, nuts, beans etc. Cutting way back on processed foods, meats, dairy etc. Eating the right foods can heal many things. One thing I do religiously is I have a green drink every morning as I’m not a big raw veggie and salad eater. That gets a HUGE amount of live nutrients into my body from dark greens. And made right it tastes great! My basic recipe is here: Good luck!

  5. Grey

    I just wanna share my experience. I had a Bartholin’s abscess last week for the first time. It was so painful I couldn’t walk, so I did warm salt baths immediately though I wasn’t sure what was happening and was trying to calm down. After my own reading, I figured it could be Bartholin’s, but I’m no doctor, so I went to my gp asap to confirm. He gave me antibiotics and told me to continue my remedies for a couple of days and come back if I think I need more than just self-care (draining). I tried everything, you name it (including the calamine+tea tree+witch hazel). I don’t know if it’s the combination of all those or just this one remedy, but 30 minutes ago, I cut ginger root into flat pieces and pressed it against my cyst for about 15 to 20 minutes, rested, then repeated. It was about the size of a marble, but now just a pea! I can’t believe it! I’ll do another one now to completely get rid of it. Best regards! I hope this helps someone else!

    1. Halie

      Hello! I was just wondering if the ginger root helped get rid of the cyst completely? I’ve been trying as well but it just gets smaller, doesn’t go all the way away. I’ve been changing my diet as well, but that doesn’t seem to be helping. The ginger gets it down, but comes back up the next day.

      1. Nancy Author

        I’m not sure on that Halie. These things are just buggers to heal! Some get rid of them with the things suggested and others need something different. Make sure to read all the comments as there were some useful ideas there too that seemed to work. Good luck!

  6. Jasmine

    Hello, I’m currently dealing with two painless bartholin cysts. One is pea size and the other one is like a marble size. Wondering if there has been any reoccurrences with the cysts after the alkaline diet change? This is my first time experiencing this and I do not want to have them drained or lanced. Please help!

  7. I am fixin same problem but mine usually comes and go for almost 3 years now but for this time is not going but getting more larger .it was painless but few days ago it became painful l gonna try this and see .
    Does any antibiotics required?

    1. Julija

      I was trying this, but didn’t helped. Hopefully it will help you. Mine was growing and becoming painful. I had antibiotics what actually didn’t helped very much either and had word catheter. That helped to clean (but it depends on a doctor how well he/she can placed it). but after a while it came back (I had 8 cysts during 4 months!) so what helped me: I have changed the diet (eating more alkaline), had for two weeks grapeseeds extract (mine was strong!)- increasing every day the dosage, and once that was done had two weeks black walnut hulls tincture (1 tbs at the morning and evening). so now it’s almost 3 months no cysts! But I will repeat pretty soon again with black walnut hulls tincture (it’s known by very high dosage of vitamin C, natural antibiotic and etc). Apple vinegar is very alkaline, what is good for health. But think once the bartholyn cyst is not at the beginning stage that will probably not help.
      Hope thins information gonna be helpful for you!

      1. Nancy Author

        Thank you SO much for sharing that Julija. That’s a key part that most don’t do. Changing to an alkaline diet ‘should’ get rid of it along with the other herbal things. I’m so thrilled for you!!! I know those are So painful. I will share your info with others if you don’t mind, though I will keep your name private.

        1. Julija

          Sure you can share this info! I hope that will help other women to get rid of this problem, because it makes very depressed, takes so much time and money (for doctors).

    2. Nancy Author

      Rena listen to what Julija says. Diet is KEY in getting rid of it complete. Though you can get it much smaller with just the herbs. Antibiotics don’t do anything for it that I’m aware of. I’m not a doctor though.

  8. Kadene

    Hi good night i have the same problem for ten years cut it and keep coming back . Am 32 this year and i really need it to go away am going to try this and thsnks for your information.

  9. Msblithe

    Hi.. grateful for this information and I want to try it ASAP but I’m 13 weeks pregnant. Will this treatment be safe for me?

    Also, if I take the liquid apple cider, what time of the day should I take it?

    Thank u.

    1. Nancy Author

      Hello! To my knowledge none of this would hurt but I’m not a doctor. This is all basic food. So that’s what I’m going on as far as safety. The instructions above are 2 capsules of the apple cider vinegar 3 times a day. Good luck!


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