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Banish corn and calluses with pineapples

This winter, here's how you can get rid of corn and calluses on your feet and other areas with pineapple!

Written by Anuradha Varanasi |Published : December 29, 2015 2:31 PM IST

One of the most common complaints during winter is corn and calluses on feet and elbows. Dealing with cracked heels and rough and irritated skin can prove to be expensive if you have to make repeated trips to the beauty parlour for pedicures or buy expensive moisturisers. Instead, here s an effective home remedy to get rid of corn and calluses mashed pineapple. These are the 7 health benefits of pineapples. Did you know pineapples could also help you get pregnant faster?

How it works

Pineapple contains vitamin C and has anti-inflammatory properties, along with bromelain, an enzyme that can break down proteins. Pineapple is considered a medicinal plant in many native cultures because bromelain can not only fight infections but also get rid of dead skin. The fruit acids in pineapple can help break down the dead skin on your feet [1]. You can also use pineapple to get rid of dark circles.

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How to use it?

Cut three to four pieces of pineapple, depending on how many areas you want to cover. Finely chop the pineapple along with the center and then grind it to a thick paste. However, remember not to make the paste too fine. You could also mash the pineapple to pulp with a regular grinding stone. Apply the mashed pineapple to the affected area. Leave it for an hour and then wash it off. After that, gently scrub your feet with a loofah to get rid of the dead skin.

This same technique could also be used for your elbows. You will regularly have to follow this routine before you see the desired results. This method of getting rid of corn and calluses was researched by doctors from Tripura and Chennai for their paper, A Survey on Pineapple and its medicinal value , which was published in the Scholars Academic Journal of Pharmacy.

Reference

A Survey on Pineapple and its medicinal value Prasenjit Debnath1 , Prasanta Dey1 , Abhijit Chanda1 , Tejendra Bhakta2* 1. Dept. of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, C. L. Baid Metha College of Pharmacy,Chennai, India. 2. Regional Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology, Abhoynagar, Tripura

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