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How to Get Rid of Bunions with Bay Leaves

Nidhi Nangia
By Nidhi Nangia. Updated: January 20, 2017
How to Get Rid of Bunions with Bay Leaves

A bunion is an abnormal growth of the bone, usually in the inner part of the joint just below the big toe. This causes additional formation of the bone and some misalignment of the big toe as well, thus causing it to protrude outwards. The condition seriously affects the everyday life of the sufferer, and makes your feet look unattractive too. Most people with a bunion find it hard to find well-fitting and comfortable footwear as well. While most think that surgery is the only solution to their never-ending problem, a bunion can be treated with certain home remedies as well. Here at OneHowTo.com, we are going to discuss about how to get rid of bunions with bay leaves.

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  1. Causes of bunions
  2. Using bay leaves to remove bunions
  3. Benefits of using bay leaves to remove bunions

Causes of bunions

Bunions may develop when pressures of shifting and bearing your body weight fall non-uniformly on your joints and the tendons of your feet. The imbalanced pressures cause non-stability in your big toe joints, thus molding them and turning them into hard knobs to jut out beyond your foot’s normal shape. Actually, bunions are salt deposits that are commonly triggered by a number of factors. Some common triggers include tonsillitis, malnutrition, influenza, poor metabolism, gout, rheumatism etc. To know all of the causes of bunions check out this OneHowTo article.

How to Get Rid of Bunions with Bay Leaves - Causes of bunions

Using bay leaves to remove bunions

There are two different ways in which you can get rid of bunions with bay leaves, here are both methods:

Method 1

Take 1 tbsp of crushed bay leaves and mix them in 300ml of water. Cook this mixture for 5 minutes, pour it in a thermos and leave overnight. The next day, strain out the mixture in the morning and keep sipping it throughout the day. The mixture should not be consumed all at once. Make a fresh mixture everyday, and sip it for 3 days. Then wait for a week and repeat for 3 more days.

You will definitely see some improvement in 10 days, and your bunions will be completely healed within 2 months. Not only your pain will be relieved, but their appearance will also improve gradually. The only drawback associated with this method is very frequent urination. This is because the salts in your system are dissolving, they are irritating your bladder, and coming out in the form of urine.

Method 2

Finely crush 5 bay leaves, and pour them in around 100ml of 96% alcohol. Keep this mixture untouched for a week and strain after that. After one week, mix 1 tbsp of baking soda in water, and soak your feet in it. Now dry your feet and apply the mixture of bay leaves and alcohol on your bunions. Wear cotton socks after that and see the result.

The mixture of aspirin and iodine will work significantly to treat your bunions and other kinds of growths. Repeat the process for 30 days and get rid of your bunions once and for all.

How to Get Rid of Bunions with Bay Leaves - Using bay leaves to remove bunions

Benefits of using bay leaves to remove bunions

As compared to surgery, bay leaf treatment is safe, non-invasive and inexpensive. Most people do not prefer going under the knife easily. It is a home remedy that is as effective for bunions as a surgery. The only drawback is that the bay leaf method needs time and patience to work. Click here for more ways To Heal Bunions Naturally.

This article is merely informative, oneHOWTO does not have the authority to prescribe any medical treatments or create a diagnosis. We invite you to visit your doctor if you have any type of condition or pain.

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Doyce Moore
Has anyone actually used the treatment and can say it really works? I mean made your bunions totally go away.
Janet Junkins
I have bunions below my left big toe, and below 4th toe. Also have hammertoe on left foot the toe next to the big toe. Cannot find wide shoes in my hometown. Finally started ordering 3 or 4 pair of wide shoes at time but still haven't found a pair that are comfortable. Recommendations for a brand.??
Doberman Mom
Does this really work? I want to believe, but can't possibly image how it could.
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Dobermna Mom

Thank you for your comment. It’s always important to remember that with natural remedies it always depends on the person and how each individual body reacts to remedies. However, we do believe that this remedy has worked for many people and could possibly work for you!


Leona Hafiz
Approximately, how long does the bay leaves/alcohol treatment takes before the bunion goes away or at least some difference is noticed. To see something happening would be encouraging.
Where can I buy 96%alcohol from
OneHowTo Editor
You can purchase them in most drugstores and pharmacies.
Jim Weiser
How often apply method 2 Bay Leaf/alcohol mix? Eager to try. Jim
OneHowTo Editor
You should use method 2 to get rid of bunions with bay leaves once a day during 30 days straight,
Hope this helps!
I did this for the full 2 mths and what happened was after the first 10 days my bunions went down a smidgen, but the following week they went back up where they started. I used fresh bay leaves too. I don't have bunion pain or really bad bunions, but I was hoping for more of a difference.
Should the first method ( drinking solution) be repeated for two months or is 2 times sufficient?
OneHowTo Editor
You need to keep doing this for at least two months to see results.
Hope this helps
Is it ok to use dry bay leaves, and does the bunion disappear completly after the treatments.
Thank you
OneHowTo Editor
Yes, you can use dry bay leaves. The bunion will disappear but the process will be much longer.
hope this helps
Thanks for bay leaf method article, can I use dried bay leaves for the recipe?
OneHowTo Editor
Hi Oscar,
Yes, you can use dried bay leaves to get rid of bunions
Hi Nidhi,
Thank you for writing this article, I'd like to try this bay leaf method for my bunion. But it's hard to find fresh bay leaves in my city, can I use dried bay leaves instead? If I can, for method 1, how many tbsp of dried bay leaves should I use?
Oscar (and anyone else looking for fresh bay leaves) -- Many grocery stores sell small containers of fresh herbs, including bay leaves. They're fresh and green, but any leftovers can be saved and used dry in recipes. Look in the produce department.
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