Natural Remedies for Bone Spurs: Ginger, Turmeric, ACV & Castor Oil

Castor Oil

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Posted by Helen (Mn) on 09/15/2015

About 10 yrs ago, I had plantar fasciitis. I used the castor oil massage followed at bedtime by a saturated cotton ball directly over the site, covered by piece of plastic bag, a not too tight ace wrap, and a sock. I wore Haflinger brand wool clogs (excellent arch support) any time I was not wearing shoes. I took turmeric daily, 1/2 tsp beaten into an egg. fried "scrambled" fashion until just done (turmeric breaks down under excessive heat. Absorbed better with a fatty carrier.) Not bad. In a week the pain was greatly reduced. Over time, all pain was gone. After about a year, I could not detect the place where the bone spur had formed on my heel.

I now go bare foot again and the problem has not recurred.

Diatomaceous Earth

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Posted by Lisa (Texas) on 03/17/2015

For bone spurs, try taking 1 1/2 tablespoons of food grade Diatomaceous Earth every morning and late afternoon. DE boosts your energy levels and can keep some people awake when you should be sleeping.

My bone spur is gone from my right heel, and the neuropathy, which developed after having a bone spur surgically removed from my left foot, is completely gone.

The arthritis in my ankles and wrist has subsided, as well.

I bought mine from a Farm Store and paid $20 for a 10 pound bag, which should last me 8 months. Good Luck...

Replied by Cecilia M
(Edmond, Ol)

How long did it take for your bone spur to dissolve?

DMAE Detoxification

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Posted by Sarah (Richmond Heights, CA) on 12/23/2006

Bone spurs are often a result of fluoride ingestion, primarily from fluoridated water and/or dental treatments. DMAE detoxifies fluoride as shown by years of clinical findings at the Bioenergy Balancing Centers in California.


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Posted by Raindear (Pahrump, Nv) on 01/17/2021

About a month ago I closed my right hand into a fist and saw I had a lump the size of a pea on my index finger knuckle. My husband suggested it might be a bone spur. I started putting DMSO on it. I used the DMSO about four times over a week or 10 days. I noticed that the lump was shrinking about 4 days into the treatment. It is now almost gone. I am so excited that I just had to share.

DMSO With Horsetail

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Posted by Tracy (San Augustine, Tx - Usa) on 07/28/2011

If you are using DMSO as a carrier for herbs to treat BONE SPURS topically, two of the best herbs to use are HORSETAIL (Scouring Rush) & STINGING NETTLE (Urtical Diorica). I would suggest adding the liquid extract to the DMSO instead of the dried herb. Equal amounts of each would probably be okay. Herbs & homeopathic remedies high in silica content have been used a long time to treat bone spurs & help remove them. The herbal teas of the same plants can be used internally to treat the condition, as well.


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Posted by Chopper (Columbus, Ohio/usa) on 12/26/2012

I worked in a health food store and the herbalist there always suggested enzymes for bone spurs, catch is you have to have a powerful protolectic type and you have to take 2-3 on and EMPTY stomach so they work thru-out your system and not on your food but you have to take 12-16 a day for a month or two and it will dissolve the spur where ever it is. Several customers came back in and said within a week they had relief from pain.

Eucalyptus Oil

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Posted by Terri (Tyler) on 10/26/2023

Eucalyptus oil dissolves bone spurs

How I dissolve bone spurs. I massage my feet at bedtime & after my morning shower with coconut oil & Eucalyptus oil.

I had been using only the coconut oil for years, but when I added the eucalyptus oil, I started getting relief w/in a few days.

1/4 tsp coconut oil + 5 drops of Eucalyptus oil. For any bone pain (osteoarthritis), I add 2 drops lavender oil. Rub palms to mix, then massage the whole foot sole, especially where the spurs/pains are. Cover w/ankle socks until absorbed (about 10 min). If I'm up walking around afterward, I wear crocs.

It takes 1-2 months to totally dissolve bone spurs!

Replied by Betsy

Thank you for sharing this! An older friend who's in her 80's had to curtail her daily walks a year ago due to bone spurs. I sent along your protocol and I'm hopeful she'll try it. Our tenant who's on his feet a lot at work also has bone spurs so will share this with him as well. Thanks!


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Posted by Suzi (Belize) on 11/18/2014

Has anyone ever heard of using Knox gelatin to get rid of bone spurs? My mother used it several times and once I had them and it worked. I don't remember the amount though.

Replied by Lorna

How to use it ....drink or run it on...would love to try it

Milk Soak

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Posted by Kay (Destin, FL) on 05/01/2014

In response to Lynn's post from 2008:

..."I have a question and I don't know if anyone has an answer, but my brother in law has a bone chip on his ankle. He has had surgery once to "fix" it but it didn't work, the pain is back, and he is once again, walking with a cane. I don't know how big this bone chip is, but is there anyway to either dissolve the bone chip, or to get the bone chip to attach to his ankle?"

Bone spurs can be disolved by soaking in milk until they are weakened and reabsorbed into the body. To hasten & enhance the process, massage the bone spur while soaking. People with bone spurs on the feet use a tennis ball in the soaking pan and roll it around with the foot to help breakdown the bone (while soaking in milk), thereby lessing painful spurring. It can takes weeks/months of regular soaking depending on the size/loction of the spur.


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Posted by TAN KOON PENG (SINGAPORE, SINGAPORE) on 06/20/2008

Mimosa is useful for bone spur. It is also useful for detoxing our body of toxins. It is an effective Cancer Killer as it can get rid of toxins which is one of the main cause of Cancer. Our body when clear of toxins can function well and allow our immune system to effectively kill the Cancer cells naturally.

For Medical uses, the pink flower, red stem type of mimosa is most useful. All parts of mimosa can be used to treat Cancer but the most important part is the roots. Mimosa can be soak overnight for easy washing. Mimosa should be cook in very low flame for 2 to 3 hour as this process can get rid of the mild toxins in this useful plant.

18 red dates and 12 slices of old ginger should also to added for better results.This herbs should be taken on empty stomach for best results.If you are not a vegetarian, you can also add some garlic for better results. After taking this herbs patients can expect to pass out black and smelly feces.

Mimosa is also effective for internal injury, diabetes, kidney problems, liver problem, diarrhea, skin problems, arthritis, urinary tract stone, rheumatism, anti-aging, child fever, relieve cough, clear phlegm, sprain injury, insomnia, gastric infection, clearing excessive heat in body, promote urination, bronchial infection, child indigestion, stiff neck, bone spur, piles, thyroid, blood purifier etc etc.

If fresh mimosa is not available, you can buy it from chinese medical shop.

Bone spur patients are to abstain from kang kong, carrot, banana, celery, peanut.

NOTE: Not suitable for pregnant woman.

Please share with others if you have any feedback after using this herb.

Replied by Janet O.
(Panama and also Florida)

Are you referring to Mimosa Pudica? I'm looking on Amazon and it's difficult to find. I've been reading a lot about this for detoxing parasites, heavy metals, and more. I've had a bone spur on my thumb for years, I can't get rid of it. I've tried castor oil, DMSO, EOs, but nothing has worked. I just came across this website lots of great info.

Multiple Remedies

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Posted by Rickdl (New York, Ny) on 10/09/2015

My xrays in recent months revealed that I have hip bone spurs as a result of moderate hip arthritis and I am only 40. Clearly disappointed... did a lot of reading on natural remedies and have started trying the following:

1. Apple Cider Vinegar (1 Tbsp per day diluted in 500ml water)

2. Glucosamine Chondroitin (Glucosamine 1500mg/day)

3. Supplement containing Vitamin A, C, D3, E, B1, B2, B6 and B12 and also has Mg, Copper, Boswellia Serrata,

4. Vitamin D3 1000IU (1 tablet daily)

5. Once in a while I take Calcium Magnesium (333mg/167mg resp)

Its been 6 weeks since I started on this protocol and have seen some relief to my hip pain. If any of you have tried other remedies please share. I am heavily counting on ACV, Glucosamine and Mendamine to reverse my condition if possible to the least slow my progression.

FYI, I am not in pain but some discomfort occasionally in groin and buttock area. Feel the pain when I get in/out of car but its a very mild pain. Also, I walk on treadmill for 2 miles (30 mins) everyday for 4 to 5 days a week for last few weeks.

Replied by Nesty
(Highton, Australia)

To Rickdl,

I have been using Magnesium Oil Transdermally (Magnesium Chloride) for 12 Months now and the results have been outstanding. I had problems similar to you for years and now most of those problems are gone.

I have recently started using Borax as a supplement as well (6 days) and the Bone Spur on my Heel is nearly gone. I have had this for 8 months and nothing I tried helped much at all until now. I tried ACV which made it worse and through trial and error realised that I was too Acidic. Borax is an excellent alkyliser - about 9 PH and works wonders in conjunction with Magnesium Oil.

Look up "The Borax Conspiracy" by Walter Last, it will make a lasting impression on you. Good luck with it.


Replied by Om
(Hope Bc Canada)

Rickdl (New York, NY) ---

Hi, I am replying because have the same lower back, hip, knee pain. While I also take supplements, for years I have used the Ayurvedic MAHANARAYAN oil which is sesame oil with added minerals.

The pain came up a little while ago from an old injury and I was yelling with it. I warmed the oil and applied it liberally especially over the lower spine, then buttock, hip and adductor muscles and the knee but finally the whole leg and the other side to not be one sided in the treatment. I have to do it every other day and am painless as a result. At the same time it is so good for the skin. I actually have used it from top to bottom over many years as it is stated to rejuvenating and my skin is very good. This oil also sees to spider veins and varicose veins over time. With the treatment the hands become more flexible and youthful.

Just wanted to post this as it is so good for pain , skin and the entire head, too. For diabetics it improves on the numbness of the feet, improves circulation and helps with sleep if rubbed on the soles before bed time.

This oil is available online or from Ayurvedic supply or East Indian shops. If not, pure sesame oil alone will do a a lot.

Namaste, Om

Replied by Rickdl
(New York, Ny)

Thanks very much Nesty for good feedback. Question: What do you do with Magnesium Oil ? Can I use it along with the above protocol I already follow?

I am also very impressed reading the Borax article. Any side effects ? What kind of Borax do I get and how should it be consumed?

Replied by Nesty
(Highton, Australia)

To Rickdl,

I rub the Magnesiun Oil into the skin of the joints and areas where I have any problems, let it sink in and be absorbed through the skin until it dries (Approximately 20-30 mins). This can be done 3 or 4 times a day if required, your body will tell you when to back off after it has absorbed enough into your system. Most of us are lacking in Magnesium and need to get as much into our bodies as we can (This is why we have these problems with our bodies).

It can be taken along with the supplements you are taking as it is absorbed through the skin and not taken orally.

20 Mule Team Borax is the type you need to buy and as far as I know there are no side effects from taking it, not in my case anyway. I placed 1/4 teaspoon in a glass of filtered water and drank that straight down, increasing it to 1/2 teaspoon after 3 or 4 days. It was a matter of trial and error for me but it worked, start off slowly and take it from there.

The Borax article suggests 1/4 teaspoon in a litre of water and sip it all day, I was unable to do that and it worked for me. Read the article again and it will explain that to you, I like to try things and then change it to suit myself if I can without going overboard. The article also explains that Magnesium Oil works well in conjunction with Borax.

Good luck with it, I hope you will be as impressed with the results as I have been.


Replied by Larry
(Fairfax, Va)

Rickdl, Can you supply the link to the article you refer to re: magnesium oil + borax for bone spurs. Thanks, Larry

Replied by Rickdl
(New York, Ny)

Thanks again Nesty. I will modify my protocol to add Boron tablets..... will add magnesium oil if needed. As mentioned I am not taking the suggested doses but much reduced dose of each hoping that one of these will make a difference in long term. Not expecting miracle in short term but hoping for better outcome 6-8 months down the line.

Replied by Mama To Many

Dear Rickdl,

You said that you were hoping to see results in the long term. That is wise. So many give up after a short term attempt with a natural cure. My husband has been taking a very small amount of Borax for about 18 months. (About 1/32 of a teaspoon in about 6 cups of water over the course of a day for 4-5 days a week) His heel spurs are much smaller and no longer give him pain. But it did take a long time to see the results.

Slow and steady wins the race!

~Mama to Many~

Replied by Rickdl
(New York, Ny)

Thanks Mama to Many & Nesty. People like you keeps me inspired that one of these alternatives will be a turning point for me.

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Posted by Arshia (Woodridge, Ill, Usa) on 04/01/2013

Hi, I need some advice on my pills I'm taking, I'm 37 went to dr for pain in neck found out its a bone spur due to bad posture of my neck as I am a hair stylist always tilting on one side and I have doing it for almost 9 years.

I started DMSO rubbing twice a day
magnesium 500 mg once a day
2 pills of vitamin C 3 times a day
Lysine 1000mg Once a day and ACV 2 twice a day.

Now I have noticed that my joints keeps cracking and makes noise and my left arm muscles hurt a lot as if someone is pulling from inside. I my calcium ok or what should I do. my feet hurt a lot and feels tired at all times.

Am I doing anything wrong, it worries me, Ted please guide me with right amount or if I'm missing on anything. Please reply soon. Ty for the feedback and comments would be really appreciated. ty again.

Replied by Netra Dandekar

Have one small spoon turmeric powder with little ginger and honey. It gives good relief.

Replied by Jean

I have been using apple cider vinegar, lemon juice and honey for about three months now. Today I added turmeric, ginger, cinnamon and cloves, more for taste than anything. Not bad. Hope it works. I have been losing weight slowly with the vinegar, lemon juice and honey but I have a bone spur on the base of my thumb so I am adding the turmeric and other things I mentioned to help with that.

Replied by Siobhan

10 years later but maybe the message is of some value to those visiting after.... it was the vitamin c. It can contribute further to bone spurs. A big no to vit c supplements with any kind of kidney involvement/high uric acid/oxalate sensitivity. Turmeric is also high in oxalates and while it is highly anti inflammatory, not in powder form for those with bone spurs.

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Posted by Bancheck (Idaho Falls, Idaho) on 04/11/2010

I am 45 and I have bone spurs on my spine, feet, and hands. One bone spur on my right thumb ruptured in 2002. I lost some function in my right hand to the point of getting my thumb caught and broken twice. I was 380 pounds, pre-diabetic, and walking on broken bones in my feet quite often (Lots of broken toes and my right ankle). Last October 2009 I was hurting and could not breath (Darth Vader had more stealth then I did).

I am a man that should be in his prime but I was unable to work. My ego was more then broken.

I found the solution and in the last 6 months I've been experimenting to make sure its the real deal. Here it is:

First- Vitamin D3 6000 IUs a day (get a non-oil preparation)

Second- No oils, No fried food, No deep fried food, and NO MARGARINE of any kind

Third- No soda of any kind (lowers body pH for 36 hours)

Fourth- Lots of eggs, butter, and avocados real fat (if it won't rot in three days or less don't eat it)

Fifth- Meat needs to be cooked under 210 Degrees for a longer time to keep the fat body ready (the flavor and texture is so much improved anyway).

Sixth- There is no such thing as an essential carbohydrate sugar, starch, or fiber (think of these as fertilizer for good and bad bacteria and fungi in the intestines and body) Celiac and Fungi both produce a intestine damaging protein that stops mineral absorption. If eating the fiber gluten doesn't trip it sugar feeding a fungi may. This intestinal distress can last 2 weeks per episode of gluten eaten.

Seventh- Body pH is the problem. Your bones are part of the body's endocrine system. the bones bank minerals for use in hormone production. however they also dump large amounts of calcium into the blood stream to counter low blood pH if needs be. Bad fats (even bottled olive oil) and carbohydrates lower body pH causing such an event.

Eighth- Eat salt, good sea salt, you need salt to make hydrochloric acid to digest food and absorb minerals (chloride ion from salt). You need sodium bicarbonate made in the pancreas and kidneys to get the minerals to the cells. (sodium from salt)

Ninth- get 60 essential minerals, 16 essential vitamins, 12 essential proteins, and 3 essential fatty acids daily. I have been using a supplement with a good balance. But, I have 7000 to 12000 MG Calcium with Boron, copper, and the rest in combination with clean gelatin to rebuild my bone matrix and tissue.

Tenth- I drink high pH waters with an ORAC count below -300. I also drink (Ferric Ferrus salt in my water) This salt in an aquarium will support both salt water and fresh water fish simultaneously in the same water for years.)

Eleventh- to get my fungi under control I've been using 1 teaspoon sodium bicarbonate in 8 or 12 Oz water every morning for 1 month then off for 2 weeks then 1 more month.

Twelveth- eating less good food daily keeps the body from taxing pH reserves and builds bones back faster. Bone spurs are a symptom of osteoporosis. It can be healed in 6 months (documented). I've made progress I can walk again and my weight is falling off, My diabetes went away, and I haven't broken a toe in months still fighting with the fungi. Gluten hides in a lot of food. Just a little stops the bones healing until my guts heal in usually two weeks per episode.

More notes:

Pasteurized milk will not help but hinder the healing of bones. Raw milk has a balance of enzymes, proteins, fats, calcium, and other minerals and vitamins, However, pasteurizing milk kills the enzymes throwing the amino acid (protein), fatty acids, and mineral pH (Calcium and other minerals) out of balance in so much that it requires additional calcium and minerals to now digest the milk.

Homogenized milk imbalances the minerals and fatty acids even more as once homogenized milk fat no longer needs to be digested to leave the intestine wondering in the blood stream unsupervised.

Replied by Bancheck
(Idaho Falls, Idaho)

More notes:

Exercise can be over done. Exercise dumps multiple forms of acid into the body that then needs to be neutralized. Exercise is more of a result of good body pH balance and not a cause. Large muscle masses require small high pH meals to maintain them over the essential amino and fatty acids required to heal them from the damage of exercise in order to preserve bone and maintain pH reserves.

Fat comes from carbohydrates and poor pH reserves. Fat is what happens when acidic foods are dumped into the blood stream without the calcium to burn them. Increase the calcium and fat disappears.

For more information on how to live a very long healthy life look for books by Dr Joel D Wallach His work as I've tested it so far in combination with a few other things holds water.

Replied by Karen
(Nuevo, Ca Usa)

This is to Bancheck in Idaho Falls... I sympathize with you. I walked for several years with my foot bones continually broken to some degree... Heal... Then re-break again. Dmso has worked miracles for me. Can take it internally 5 drops in a glass a day or make a 70% dmso and 30% carrier oil and spray where it on 3-4 x day. If no sensitive skin can apply straigtht to skin. Look at Dmso.Org.Nz. This stuff has done miracles for me and my horse too. Good luck. I too have changed my diet similar to yours and yes that has helped so much. No meat. Similar eating habits to the Garden of Eden. Ironic, huh? Garden of Eden heals and mans habits of eating cause disease. Those of us, like you and me, are figuring this out and changing.

Replied by Gayle
(Camp Springs)

Thanks for this info. I will prepare to begin my regiment. A tip for you- you can place your feet in an empty tub and pour Apple cider vinegar generously over your feet and soak for 20-30 minutes daily to cure the fungus. Also, after the foot bath, you can swab your toes/feet with tea tree oil. Expect good results in 5-7 days. Be sure to use pure, organic oil and only use organic ACV with the mother.

Plumbing Washer

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Posted by Ross (New York, US) on 09/05/2014

Heel spurs are the easiest to remove and I mean remove. No operation needed. Just get a plumbing washer that fits comfortable, tape it to your heal exactly centered to the bone spur with duct tape.

Pain will be gone, and you will feel just a mild discomfort. After about two weeks (the more you walk or run the faster the results) you will see a white spot in the middle of the washer. Walk another couple of days just to be sure, then remove the washer, get a good sterilized needle, go into the white spot (you will hardly feel anything) about half inch and come out. Now squeeze the entire heel moving toward the center of the white spot and out comes the calcium that was misdirected because you did not take enough magnesium and vitamin K.

Replied by Charity
(Faithville, Us)

I was reading somewhere that a spur is developed when your body is short on a mineral and as it pulls it out of the bone it leaves a little bump behind ....Not sure how to remedy that bump , but certainly as a warning sign of a mineral problem, the pain is very effective..been there....done that .

Replied by Ron
(Annapolis, Md)

Has anyone really tried this? I've never read this anywhere else!

Replied by Michele
(Lynwood, Ca)

Are you sure puncturing the skin is safe? My immune system is wacky, I don't want to get an infection, but willing not to have surgery!

Replied by Peter
(Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur)

I read your article on plumber washer on heel. Just wonder how does this work? And does it really work and how long need to put like this? Overnight? Thanks

Replied by Verna
(Grants Pass, Or.)

Thank you for your info. Could you please either send me the info of the exact plumbing washer you are referring to. A youtube video would be great demonstrating how this is done . Just a thought. Please send me the exact washer info. Thank you. Verna

Replied by Heidi
(Ottawa, Ontario)

Where did this idea come from? Has anyone else had success with it?


This was used by old wartime soldiers. I have read this before. It seems to work pretty quickly.

Ted's Remedies

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Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) 391 posts

Bone spurs are caused by ineffective calcium metabolism or excess calcium. What you need to do is find some food rich with silica, such as horsetail, or get some chemical alternative such sodium metasilicate.

Secondly, you need boron supplements to allow proper calcium bone metabolism.

Thirdly, proper bone metabolism also depends on proper levels of potassium which is found in bananas and electrolyte drinks. Magnesium is abundant in leafy dark green vegetables that is taken or eaten in raw. Take also sunflower seeds (salted or unsalted) as they are rich in magnesium.

DMSO helps with absorption, but don't forget that a 1/4 teaspoon of sea salt per liter of water will also be helpful with the bone conditions. Dosages of magnesium in form of magnesium chloride is about 500-1000 mg/day. Boron is best at about 5-10 mg/day. Silica supplements is about 100 mg/day. Most people in U.S. are actually silica and boron deficiency. Israel's drinking water is high in boron which is why they have relatively low in bone spurs compared with U.S. I suspect that excess calcium and excess fluoride is a major culprit in bone spurs - everyone with bone spurs seems to use fluoride toothpaste and seems to interfere with calcium metabolism. This happens in plants also, which is why pesticides must be low in fluoride for it stunts plant growth as well.

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