turmeric to cure foot corn

Foot corns are hard, thickened areas of skin that form on the feet and make walking painful. Corns generally occur on the feet, especially on the toes. One simple home remedy to cure corn at home is the combination of henna leaves, turmeric and sweet flag paste.

Henna leaves are famous as a cure for skin diseases. The leaves of the plant have anti-inflammatory, natural cooling and astringent in nature, thus reduce inflammation, pain, and speed up the healing. It also protects the skin against infection and inflammation. Henna leaves also have the ability to relieve headache, improve nail health, detoxify the body, boost hair health, and cool the body.

Turmeric has anti-inflammatory and natural healing properties in it. The compound called curcumin has natural anti-inflammatory effects, thus speed up the healing process and soothe the painful and discomfort area of skin. It is one of the powerful home remedy to treat foot corns. Daily intake of one teaspoon turmeric in milk gives amazing health benefits.  It cures cough and cold, digestive problems, headache, arthritic pain, acts as a liver tonic and blood purifier, treats acne, scars, eczema, removes wrinkles, fine lines and other signs of premature ageing. Turmeric can also stop the growth of cancerous cells.

Sweet flag has wonderful medicinal values. It is used as an important ingredient in many Ayurvedic preparations. The paste of sweet flag is extremely good for external skin disorders like foot corns, eczema, ringworm and scabies. Sweet flag also treats stomach disorders, common cold, intestinal worms, mouth disorder, arthritis, poisonous bites, and epilepsy.

Take 10 to 15 henna leaves, two teaspoon of turmeric and one small piece of sweet flag. Grind the ingredients and make a fine paste. Place this paste on the betel leaf and tie it on the skin affected area. Regular application of this paste cures foot corn quickly.

Here is the recipe.

How to cure foot corns with herbal paste – DIY

  • 10 – 15 Henna leaves
  • 2 teaspoons Turmeric powder
  • 1 small piece Sweet flag
  • 1 Betel leaf
  • Water ((as required))
  1. Use henna leaves, turmeric powder, sweet flag, betel leaf and water.
  2. Add 10 to 15 fresh henna leaves to mortar.
  3. Add 2 teaspoons of turmeric powder.
  4. Add one small piece of sweet flag to mortar.
  5. Add little water.
  6. Crush all the ingredients well.
  7. Place the crushed ingredients on the betel leaf.

Keep the betel leaf on the corn and tie well.

Repeat this daily before going to sleep at night, until you get relief from pain.


Kalaivani Selvaraj, MBA, got her Master’s degree in Human Resources. Due to her interest in natural healing, she pursued studies in the field of alternative medicine and is certified in Aromatherapy by Isla Verde Spa Training Academy. Ms. Kalaivani Selvaraj is also certified by Stanford University School of Medicine in Introduction to Food and Health.