Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- #1 Remedy: Banana Peels!
- ACV, Banana Peel, Duct Tape
- ACV, Banana Peels, Tea Tree Oil
- Aloe Vera
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Apple Cider Vinegar, Blackstrap Molasses
- Bach Flower Remedies
- Bacon Grease
- Banana Peel and Duct Tape
- Banana Peel and Liquid Bandage
- Black Walnut
- Blackstrap Molasses
- Blister Beetle Juice
- Castor Oil
- Castor Oil and Baking Soda
- Cinnamon Oil
- Coconut Oil
- Corn Remover
- Dietary Changes
- Duct Tape
- Duct Tape, Duofilm
- Egg Whites
- Epsom Salts
- Essential Oils
- Fig Leaf Milk
- Fish Oil
- Flat Wart Remedies
- General Feedback
- Grapefruit Seed Extract
- Green Banana
- Green Clay
- Hot Cigarette Tip
- Hydrogen Peroxide
- Hydrogen Peroxide, Apple Cider Vinegar
- Immune System Response
- Jade Plant
- Multiple Remedies
- Nail Polish
- Olive Leaf Oil
- Orange Peel in White Vinegar
- Oregano Oil
- Petty Spurge (Euphorbia Peplus)
- Pickling Vinegar
- Red Wine Vinegar
- Remedies Needed
- Salicylic Acid
- Tea Tree Oil
- Tea Tree Oil, DMSO
- Tea Tree, Coconut Oil
- Tomato Juice
- Vitamin C, Lemon Juice
- Vitamin E
- Voodoo Remedies for Warts
- Walk on the Beach
- White Vinegar
- White Vinegar and Duct Tape
- Yellow Sulphur Powder
- Zinc Pyrithione
Banana Peel and Duct Tape for Warts
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- Banana Peel
- Duct Tape
Combining two of our most popular wart remedies into one might be the best bet. Rub the inside of a little piece of a banana peel on a wart and keep it in place with a strip of duct tape applied so as to completely cover the wart. Whenever the tape gets loose, throw it away, gently scrape at the top of the wart, and then put new pieces of banana peel and tape on.
[YEA] 11/19/2011: Zeina from Windsor, Ontario: "Worked on my huge plantar wart like a miracle. Took 1 month of applying, almost gave up, thought that was stupid stopped using it and the wart died after 2 or 3 days, was amazed. Had already went to doctor who was painfully freezing it for about 3 months with no success, had tried over the counter stuff with no success. Then my daughter caught plantar wart, 2 little ones, were gone after using banana peel, for about a week, they fell off, was amazing to watch how. U should replace the banana peel every day, it is kind of stupid, but works. It works. Oh my wart was huge, 2 cm by 1 cm, did not believe it will resolve, thanx to this site my wart is gone."
[YEA] 10/22/2011: Eli'smom from Doylestown, Pa: "Our son (4) got 2 warts this summer at day camp... Swimming and barefoot time maybe? Anyway they were painful and so I started googling it and found this site. We tried a piece of the inside peel under duct tape but the tape fell off in his sleep. Tried it again a week later with a bandaid (scraped the inside of the peel)... The bandaid fell off in an hour or two. Was going to try again and saw today (2 weeks later) as I was putting his sock on, that they are both healed! Gone! Amazing! Really amazing! Thank you!!"
[YEA] 10/05/2011: Jay from Nyc, Ny: "I promised myself that I'd post about this if it worked, so...
In mid-June I started noticing these little circular fluid-filled bumps under my skin on my fingers. There were only a few of them, and while they were pesky, I was able to 'break' them. Once I did that, they usually disappeared, so I didn't think anything of it. It didn't even occur to me that they were warts of any kind.
About a month later, on a random whim, I looked at the bottom of my right foot and noticed a tiny little bump very similar to the ones I'd had on my hand. I tried to do the same thing and 'pop' it, but all I succeeded in doing was causing myself pain. The bottom of the foot is a totally different surface!
Anyway, I left it alone and a week later it suddenly became very sore and it felt like I was walking with a pebble in my shoe. When I looked at it again I saw that it had gotten bigger and more pronounced. I started doing some research and discovered that it was a plantar wart.
I immediately started using Salycic acid pads. All this did was slough off the top layer of skin, but it never reached the core. All that happened was I was left with a huge white circle that was elevated an inch and a half off of the bottom of my foot. It became really painful to walk.
I tried freezing it next and combining it with salycic acid again. Did better, for sure, and I even thought that I had 'killed' it at one point. As soon as I stopped, it was obvious within a few days that it was still there. Now it was covered in small black dots.
I added duct tape into the mix and I saw a lot more success here, but it was taking forever and the skin beneath the tape became raw and made the wart even more painful to walk on.
I stumbled upon this treatment and was very, very skeptical, but figured it was worth a shot. I eat a lot of bananas, so I had peels ready. I would cut a piece of peel, make sure the area was clean and disinfected and that I had used a pumice stone when applicable, and I would simply place the peel over the wart and cover it up tight with duct tape and go about my day as normal. I did this for the first time Friday night and every night since.
Friday morning, 1/4 of it fell off. Saturday morning, another 1/4. Sunday morning, the rest of it came out, core and all. Granted, now the area is red, a bit sore, and looks beat up from all of the different things I tried, but it's flat for the first time since July, and I can walk around as if it never happened. So yeah. If you've got warts, this is clearly the thing to do. I'm sure the other things I did beforehand softened it up, but the banana peel was the deathblow that ended it within a few days."
[YEA] 09/23/2011: Naturalmom from Minnetonka, Mn, Usa: "I read on here about putting banana peel on your wart to kill it. I'm telling you, it is not only the least expensive but the most effective treatment I've tried. In just days a wart on my finger turned black and came off, root and all. I would scrape on the white part of the banana peel and set it on the band-aid and wear it all night (since it was on my hand I couldn't wear it and wash hands during the day). Just the night wearing did the trick. Now my 3 yr old has his first wart on his finger and it actually took like 2 1/2 weeks of the treatment before I finally saw the wart turn black, but it still worked. To move things along I did cut all the deadness off the top of the wart and then apply the banana treatment."
[NAY] 08/11/2011: Thorn01 from Gladewater, Texas: "Hi I just started using the banana peel cuz I tried freezing off my wart but it just made it bigger. Does it really work?"
[NAY] 07/22/2011: Natalia from Shoreline, Wa, Usa: "To my big frustration the banana peel miracle did not work for the warts on my foot. I applied religeosly the banana peel once aday and put a medicinal tape around it so there was an air seal for about 2 weeks. I have to admit that the pain from the wart got better. Though there were new warts appearing and I have to decide that it is not working for me. Besides I got skin reaction to the tape and my foot feels sore all over and I can not use the tape anymore.
Is there any particularities with a type of banana you put on the wart? Somebody mentioned green banana. Does it it mean a peel from a regular banana that did not ripe yet or I have to use some sort of banana that always stays green, lake plantane?"
[YEA] 07/01/2011: Kathy from Hong Kong: "Banana peel worked for me. I had three warts under my nails in three different fingers. After two weeks of applying banana peel on it, it was totally gone."
06/07/2011: Dk from Mumbai, Maharashtra: "to remove wart from the body which type of banana peel should be used?ripe or unripe.. plz share it.."Replies
06/07/2011: Sharon from Deepintheheartof, Texas replies: "I used ripe banana peels on my daughters feet. I put the banana peel on the bottom of her foot at night, covered it with a plastic bag, and then slipped on a sock to keep it in place. They were gone in about a week. It was amazing and worked so much better than those OTC products."
[NAY] 04/26/2011: Kane from Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia And Herzegovina: "I tried this for quite some time, with only very marginal results. Then I switched to pharmaceutical salicylic acid, and the wart was gone within a couple of weeks. Note, however, that I'm not so much knocking this method as I am making people aware of another method. Warts are weird, and the success of various treatments seem to wildly differ between different people."
12/20/2010: Dawn from Highland, Ca, Us: "I read with great interest the thread about bananas and warts. I have a good sized one on my index finger. I believe I picked it up from my son, 12, who has a dime sized wart on his thumb. (I have been trying to tweeze out the seeds, with no success. ) His wart has been an annoyance for a couple years now. We have tried all the over-the-counter store remedies, with no good results. We purchased a green organic banana, after the "normal" ones didn't seem to be effective. I am putting pieces of peel on each wart to cover with a little overlap onto healthy tissue. I then cover the chunk with skin colored first-aid tape. The stretchy kind in a roll is good, as it goes over the top of the piece of peel and makes a good seal and isn't unsightly. The normal peel made the wart feel a little tingly. The organic one is supercharged powerfully tingly, borderline on pain. (More about the sensation for my wart in a moment... )
It has been 3 days. My son's wart is softer and much less raised in appearance. He takes the tape and peel off in the afternoon because he just doesn't care for the treatment. We are on a break from school, so it is my hope to finish this before he returns to classes. I would prefer to not make him feel embarrassed by wearing banana peel tape to school!
Regarding my wart: I feel this is important to share, as it hasn't been mentioned that I can find. Yesterday evening I used nail clippers to trim away as much skin on top of the wart as I could without causing bleeding. I then put my new peel piece on and went to bed. IT BURNED LIKE NUTS!!!!!! Holy cow! I do not suggest you hasten the process of healing by removing the excess skin! Woo boy! NOTHING you can buy to burn warts hurts like this crazy banana peel on fresh, non-calloused warty areas! I took the peel off this morning and my wart is inflamed and stings. It is very sensitive to the touch. I let it rest for a few hours and just reapplied another peel piece. More stinging: enough to inspire me to post this. I am downright stunned that something so innocent as a banana peel could be so potent in this way. I don't know if our wart issues will be resolved completely, but I will say it "feels" like it is working. I like that I am not subjecting my body to more chemicals. And oh man, do I wish I hadn't trimmed that skin off last night."Replies
12/21/2010: Brooke from Montgomery, Tx, Usa replies: "If that works for you then great! It all has to do with our mind. If you have a mind that believes that banana peels works for your warts then banana peels works for your warts! That is wonderful! I have a mind for Castor oil; it take Castor oil and mix it with baking soda to make a gum like paste (chewing gum) and put that on mine when I get them, my boyfriend when he had 8 planters on his foot, and my child when he had some on his fingers. That worked for me! I believe our mind has everything to do with getting healthy. What works for some, might not work for others!"
[YEA] 11/30/2010: Daisy from Jacksonville, Florida: "I have been meaning to get back here for a couple months now and share how it went, but that's how completely banana peels cured my plantar wart: I forgot all about it! Let me start at the beginning. Over 20 years ago, when I was in my mid-teens, I had the plantar wart from hell on the instep of my right foot. I had it for months and it felt like glass embedded in there, growing not so wide (no more than the size of a quarter, at most) but very *deeply* into my foot; my conservative estimate was definitely over a half-inch, going by what I could feel around it and how much I eventually had to cut off it.
I went to a doctor who -- God bless him -- said he could cut them out, but that if I'd just wait it'd come out on its own. Waiting sounded just fine to my mother because it was free, so I waited and waited and waited... And finally in desperation took to slicing a hair off the top of it every night with a very sharp razor and rubbing alcohol. Mostly it didn't hurt but OMG when I went too deep!!! Anyway, a few weeks of that, and then one night I went to take my slice off the top and the razor pulled the stump of it out, leaving a crater in my foot that was nicely covered with skin, just misshapen from where the wart had been. I was SOOOOO grateful it was gone!!!! From beginning to end, I think I suffered with it for around nine months or so, possibly longer.
Fast forward to September of this year, when after showering I noticed a hard, darkening spot on the instep of my right foot, exactly where the plantar wart had been so many years ago. With a sinking heart -- because I remember well just exactly how bad that thing hurt!!! -- I realized it was coming back, and decided to get some Compound W at the store, but when I looked for it they were out.
I came back home and it occurred to me to look on this site, and that is the first time I ever heard about banana peels to cure warts, not to mention how blessed I'd been to NOT have the first wart cut out! So at the first opportunity I was back at the store to get the greenest ripe bananas I could find, having eaten the last banana in the house the day before reading your site. I got a bunch, brought them home, peeled and ate the greenest, and then cut up the peel into pieces sized just bigger than the new wart and put them in the freezer. That night, I took a big square of duct tape, stuck the piece of peel to the duct tape so that the inner part of the peel would face my foot, and stuck the duct tape to my foot. Waking up, I took it all off. Lather, rinse, repeat. I did this for a few days and saw nothing except that now I had the characteristic black dots where I'd had none before, and while it was not growing bigger I couldn't see any change. I was very close to giving up on it as a complete waste of time and effort, but then I remembered all the posts that said, "Don't give up, it'll happen but you have to wait for it, " so I decided to stick with it even though it seemed foolish to me by then. Oh, how glad I am that I did! Just a few days later, after taking off the duct tape, I started scraping at it with my fingernail, and just like that razor some 20-odd years before, the whole thing lifted out of my foot, leaving a crater and a bunch of dead skin. Not knowing whether I'd gotten it all or not, I decided to keep up the banana peel for a few more days, but when I couldn't scrape anymore out of there I let it go.
In a few weeks, also gone were the layers of nasty callus that had formed around the wart but had been left behind when it came out. I just pumiced the last of that off a couple of weeks ago. No new warts, no pain, no nothing. WOW!!! How often are you faced with a looming disaster and end up getting a non-event? :)
So yeah... It really does work! I am so grateful. Thank you for sharing your experiences so freely and in such detail, because that really made the difference and kept me on track. And many many thanks to Earth Clinic for maintaining this rockin' site! Thanks!!!"
12/01/2010: Lou from Tyler, Tx replies: "If you start getting them again, try Kirk's Castille coconut body wash. The coconut is anti-fungal and rids your feet of rough skin."
[YEA] 11/23/2010: Sandra from Burbank, Ca: "My daughter has had a wart on her finger since she was 4.5 years old. We went to the Dermatologist and he froze it off. It came back triple the size. She was very embarrassed and was hiding her hand all the time. Was scared to go back to have it frozen off again. It hurt.
We read about the banana peels and we tried it. First we started off with duck tape and banana peel. After about 4 times we realized it was turning darker and darker. Finally we soaked it in vinegar and intermittently I was applying callous remover on it. I filed it off every morning a little and applied callous remover in the morning (main ingredient is glycerin) and at night duck tape and green banana. After 10 days it fell off..... So now we are just putting on green banana at nights to make sure it's all gone. We learned that the trick is THE GREENER THE BANANA THE BETTER. I found really green ones. GOOD LUCK."
[YEA] 10/27/2010: Mike from Baytown, Texas: "The banana peels work for warts. I took about 2 weeks for the warts to turn black and die off on my children's feet. They were so happy. Thanks Earth Clinic"
[YEA] 06/14/2008: Donna from Montreal, Canada: "I was looking for a natural cure for warts as I recently had one on my middle finger and decided to try the banana peel & duct tape. I cut out a piece of banana peel that covered the wart and taped it there with duct tape. The next day I removed it and got another piece of banana peel and applied the duct tape again. On the third day I was teaching so I just applied the duct tape for the next few days and then it was practically gone. It didn't turn black, but the wart/skin started to slough off. Now there's a slightly pink area and no wart."
[YEA] Wendy from Spokane, Wa: "My daughter had flat warts on her face for more than 4 years. She also had several seed warts on her hands, wrists, knees, and feet. I originally found this site while trying to find something to help her. After visits to her pediatrician and pediatric dermatologist we were frustrated. They just kept saying that the virus needed to run its course. She was starting junior high and these warts only exasperated her anxiety. The banana peel worked on her face in just 3 days! Imagine how ecstatic we were! Nothing seemed to work on her hands and feet though. Finally we found a cure that also worked in 3 days. A co-worker, who's father was a physician, said to soak her hands in very hot water with a couple capfuls of Lysol. After years of suffering, my daughter has been wart free for over a year."