How to Treat Corns With Natural Remedies

Updated February 21, 2017

Corns can be painful, and if they go untreated can quickly hinder how you move throughout your day. There are various pads and synthetic ointments you can place on your corns, but there are also several natural remedies that will help you find fast relief.

Apply 1 drop castor oil on your finger and then rub the oil directly onto your corn. Repeat this process 3 times per day; once in the morning, afternoon and before you go to bed.

Grind 4 liquorice sticks until they have been sufficiently broken down into a loose powder. Add 1/2 tsp sesame oil to the ground liquorice and mix it for several minutes. With your finger, apply this mixture directly onto your corn before going to sleep. Repeat this treatment every night to cure your corns.

Cut a whole lemon in half, and take one of the lemon halves and place it over your corn where it hurts the most. Allow the lemon to soak into the corn for an hour before removing. Repeat this step daily for pain relief.

Apply 1 tsp papaya juice directly onto your corn by using your fingers or a cotton ball. Repeat this process at least 3 times per day for pain relief and to heal the corn.

Grind up 1 stick of chalk until it is a fine powder. Once the chalk has been turned into powder form, mix in 3 to 4 tbsp water and stir until the chalk becomes a paste. Apply this paste directly onto your corn before going to sleep and wash it off in the morning. Repeat this every night before going to sleep.


Keep your corns compressed by placing a soft bandage over them before going to sleep and when you go to work or school.


If your corns are extremely painful and home treatments aren't working, see your doctor immediately.

Things You'll Need

  • Castor oil
  • Liquorice sticks
  • Sesame oil
  • Lemon
  • Papaya juice
  • Chalk
  • Water
  • Cotton ball
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Jonathan McLelland has been a professional writer since 2005. He has worked as a story writer and editor for the international sitcom, “Completing Kaden,” as well as a proposal writer for various production companies. McLelland studied communication and theater at St. Louis Community College.