A bunion is inflammation and swelling of the joint of the big toes with the result that the toe is sometimes pushed towards the others. The usual cause is badly fitting shoes.

First Aid: Get better fitting footwear.

Herbal Treatments

Apply a poultice of Comfrey leaves to the affected joint or use a daily footbath of an infusion of equal parts of Comfrey leaf, German Chamomile and Meadowsweet. You may also paint the bunion daily with fresh lemon juice.

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