Earlier today a client and I got talking about painful heel cracks. I told her about the success I have personally had using castor oil. It reminded me that this remedy is in my book Herbal Medicine for Health and Well-Being (Sterling 2004). Since that book is in limited supply, I thought I would share what I wrote here.
“Castor oil is thick and beautifully healing to dried cracked skin. I recently had a very painful crack in my heel that made it extremely difficult for my foot to bear weight. I put castor oil on a large adhesive bandage and put it over the heel crack. I covered the bandage with a sock and went to bed. In the morning, the heel was much less painful and I could put weight on it and walk almost completely normally. I continued to use the castor oil bandage under my sock day and night. Within 3 days, the crack was completely healed.”