Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- #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
- 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
- Yellow Sulphur Powder
- Zinc Pyrithione
[YEA] 04/29/2013: Matty from Seattle, Usa: "I had a wart on my finger which I had tried to remove by using vinegar, but this just burned my skin. Then I tried wrapping duct tape around my finger (over the wart) which I changed every few days. After about 3 weeks it..."
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|Apple Cider Vinegar||108 YEAS|
|Voodoo Remedies for Warts||20 YEAS|
|Banana Peel and Duct Tape||15 YEAS|
|Tea Tree Oil||9 YEAS|
|Duct Tape||9 YEAS|
|Hydrogen Peroxide||8 YEAS|
|Vitamin E||6 YEAS|
|Nail Polish||5 YEAS|
|Castor Oil||5 YEAS|
[YEA] 07/29/2009: Betty R. from Hurricane, UT: "I had planters warts that covered my entire heel. The surgeon said he would have to remove my entire heel down to the bone in order to remove the painful planters warts. I then went to an old family practice DR. He suggested that I soak my heel in straight chlorine bleach. I soaked my heel in the bleach 3 times a day for about 10 minutes each time. Within about 3 weeks the warts were gone!"
EC: Some doctors might question the wisdom of soaking any part of the body in bleach, but soaking the toes in a dilution of bleach and water is a widely recommended remedy for nail fungus.
[YEA] 03/15/2007: Ryan from San Francisco, CA: "First off, I've got to tell you that I tried a certain brand of all natural remedy from a website and all it did was burn my skin and cause major irritation, discomfort and bleeding. I also tried the banana peel wrap, the Castor oil & baking soda paste as well as applying household bleach with a cotton swab. The best thing that worked for me was to first vigourously apply bleach with a cotton swab to all warts and then let the bleach dry for a couple of minutes. Once dry, vigourously apply raw apple cidar vinegar with a cotton swab until you have removed all of the superficial/dead skin tissue and you can only see the warts in their plain shape. Repeat this three times daily. They'll be completely gone within about 10 days."
Blister Beetle Juice
[YEA] 06/04/2007: Mandy from St. Paul, Minnesota: "This really isn't a home remedy but after 5 years of having planters warts my mom took me to the dermetologis and she put blister beetle juice on my warts. I saw her every three weeks. After three visits even the most stubborn wart which was about a half inch big was gone. I know it's not a home remedy but you can buy blister beetle juice off-line. Trust me, I never thought I'd get rid of my warts and I did! Try it if nothing else works. Good luck!"
[YEA] 08/24/2007: Jeff from Wichita, Kansas: "This is regarding Bloodroot. I have made and have used a blood root past also know as black salve. A doctor that I have worked with now uses this almost exclusively to treat warts. I have never seen it not work. Here is the recipe:
1/2 cup powdered Blood Root (Sanguinaria Canadensis)
1/2 cup Zinc Chloride, crystals or liquid
1/2 cup common white flour
1 1/2 cup warm water
100ml Chaparral extract or 100gm of powdered Chaparral (Larrea mexicana)
Pre-mix all but the water, thoroughly, before adding to the water. Using a stainless steel double boiler. Put in water, then stir in the other ingredients. Stir in well using a wooden spoon. Cook for thirty minutes over boiling water, stirring constantly. Application is much the same as cansema. Apply a thin layer (2-3mm) of the paste over the affected area and cover for 24 hours. Then remove the covering but do not disturb the lesion at all, do not attempt to pull the cancer out at any time, it should fall out in 10 days or so. Some people with sensitive skin put Vaseline or antibiotic ointment around the cancer so that the paste does not irritate the skin."
07/21/2008: Char from Jarrow, UK replies: "The cure previously mentioned about bloodroot paste says that warts are a cancer. This is untrue. I hope this clears up any problems, as saying they are can cause confusion and worry."
07/22/2008: Joyce from Joelton, Tn replies: "To Char from Jarow: Hello Char, thought I'd warn you that you could get a lot of people to debate the issue with you. I agree with you that warts are not cancer, but are caused by a virus. The old folks used to tell us kids that frogs cause the warts. Later the general concensus seemed to change to state that the warts were caused by a virus, but the frogs harbored the virus. But the reason you could get into a heated debate on this issue is, that many cancers today are thought to follow having a viral infection. That said, I also will state that I have no doubt that black salve (bloodroot salve) will remove warts since it did such a fine job of removing actinic kertatosis on my back which is currently thought to be caused by too much sun exposure and a precursor to skin cancer. However, should I get any more warts, I will try the inner lining of the banana peel that EC sharers say works so well. It is much cheaper than black salve. However if the FDA succeeds in passing their little sneaky law that they tried to push through without anyone knowing about it, the CODEX law which would make all vitamins, minerals, herbals and supplements drugs and under the control of FDA and AMA and doctors which would put them out of reach without a prescription and a trip to the doctor for that prescription and that would mean $5-$l00 dollars to the doctor and probably that much or more for the newly declared drug that you wanted. Go to Mike Adams site Natural News to read more about this - also to Natural Sources or Health Freedom sites. Dr. Laibow has some interesting comments about CODEX!! This is the 3rd attempt that I can recall for the AMA trying to gain control over these things, which tells me that if they didn't work so well and so much safer than big Pharm's dangerous, expensive drugs, they wouldn't be trying so hard. They don't like losing money because you now have a choice. That may change very shortly unless more users join the battle against the FDA's action."
[YEA] 12/13/2006: Tom from Granger, IN: "Bloodroot Paste cured a Planters wart (had for 10 years and tried everthing) and a wart on my left arm. Use as directed and be patient results take at least a week. Also dont be too frightened by the hole it leaves in your skin it will heal nicely."
[YEA] 08/21/2009: Elaine from Edmond, Oklahoma: "As a teenager I had five "seed" warts on my right middle finger. They drove me nuts for a about three years until my mother suggested I use castor oil. I would soak small pieces of of a cotton ball in the castor and then place it on the wart held on with surgical tape. After about three weeks of this all of my warts had disolved. There was no scar and the surrounding skin was not effected. I hear that castor oil is also good for longer, thicker eye lashes."Replies
[YEA] 03/28/2013: Angie from Somewheresville, Ca replies: "This worked for me as well! Happy to say that too. I never saw a wart completley dry up and fall off, more like I saw it just slowly dissappear into nothing. I didn't hear about the castor oil and baking soda until after I had been doing my current regimen. But I would give that a try too. I used straight, cold-pressed, castor oil, rubbed it into the wart (I was pretty liberal with it because it is also good for the skin) then sealed it with a coat of clear nail polish. I did this morning and night (taking off old nail polish by gently filing before each application). I started to see a change within a week. Just had to share!"
[YEA] 03/09/2008: Brooke from Montgomery, TX: "Mixing Castor Oil with baking soda, enough to make it like gum, applied directly over the mole or wart will make them go away! Do this every evening with the intent that you are making it go away."Replies
[YEA] 12/26/2010: Becky From Ohio from Ashtabula, Ohio, Usa replies: "Castor oil and baking soda worked on a wart I had had for 10 yrs! "
[YEA] 01/29/2008: Virginia from Cushing, OK: "A foot doctor said to put cold-pressed castor oil on a large wart on my sons' toe then put a sock on his foot nightly til the wart goes away. Amazing but it did within a week."
Castor Oil and Baking Soda
[YEA] 08/02/2012: Alt-rocks from Suffolk, United Kingdom: "Many years ago my youngest brother was constantly having to have thread warts burnt off from under his chin and neck area. He was very young and this was extremely painful for him. A retired nurse suggested that I might want to try using a slurry of castor oil and bicarbonate of soda on the area twice a day. It worked absolute wonders, they all fell off within a week, and twenty five years later he is still wart free. If I remember correctly, I used a teaspoon of castor oil and two teaspoons of bicarbs to create a sludge which I applied to his skin with a q-tip."
[YEA] 04/23/2010: Anna from London, Uk: "Castor Oil and Baking Soda for Warts
I keep a mixture which I keep in a pot with a little spoon for warts. It's a really simple mix of castor oil and baking soda made into a paste.
Every night for 3 weeks as you are going to bed cover the wart in the paste and tape over it. In the morning you take off the tape and do nothing.
You leave it to slowly die and fall off on it's own over a few weeks. If it's a nice big established wart and doesn't look like it's dying then repeat the 3 weeks of taping at night.
The mixture effectively suffocates the thing, like a plant without oxygen.
Sometimes I use corn plasters and fill the hole in the middle with the paste, this is for my kids who are a bit wriggly - it keeps the paste in place.
It has never failed me and it's the simplest thing to do. It doesn't hurt either. You just have to be patient. Usually you look one day and it's fallen off without you even realising, because it dies after the treatment has ended."
[YEA] 01/19/2009: Lisa from Blackie, Alberta : "for the wart that is so resistant my nautropath told me if you see 1 outside there are thousands inside. when my daughter was having plantar warts and ones on her fingers he recommended liquid cholorphyll. 4x a day a table spoon . within 4 days it was totally freaky, her toe seemed to have 100's of warts just under the skin they came thru with no pain, some blistering of skin the big wart turned black fell off a few days later."
[YEA] 03/01/2013: Karen from Shingle Springs, California, USA: "Greetings, EC folks!
After going barefoot in the garden one summer, I developed a terrible case of mosaic warts on the soles of both my feet. Foolishly, I tried cutting them out with manicuring scissors, only to have them spread. I tried banana peel, wart pads, and anything else I could think of or find on Earth Clinic, to no avail. The warts were so painful I could barely walk! My soles were a mess, and it was spreading to my fingers! Out of desperation, I began applying Cinnamon Oil, no bandage, and clean socks. The healing was miraculous! It took a few weeks, but my soles totally healed. And now, if I spot a wart, I use cinnamon oil on it right away. I also wear shoes in the garden now.
Thank you, EC family! I have no health insurance, I rely on you all to help me stay healthy. Blessings!"
[YEA] 09/05/2008: Melanie from Brownsburg, Indiana: "i discovered coconut oil about 4 yrs ago and was using it for seborhea, and for dry patches of skin. I rubbed it into my cuticles each night, and on day 6, i realized the wart that had been on my finger for a few years was totally GONE! It had to be the oil, because i was not using a wart remover. Also, i have found that coconut oil helps heal my seborhea patches quickly, whereas medicines did not."
[YEA] 05/10/2007: Ashley from Baltimore, MD: "Virgin coconut oil cured my plantar warts. I had some plantar warts on my foot for about a year, then I started rubbing coconut oil on my feet to help soften the skin and make walking more comfortable. After about 2 months of this, I was just starting to think of going to the doctor to have them removed (with much dread) when I noticed that the warts had shrunk. Then about 1-2 weeks later, the dead skin just peeled off like a callous, revealing soft healthy skin underneath. It wasn't an overnight cure, but the time was a small price to pay for not having them dug out! I know they were warts because they had the little black spots in them, they hurt or bled if scraped, and a couple of small ones had appeared elsewhere on my foot. I also use coconut oil in food preparation on a regular basis, as well as topically on all areas of the skin."Replies
[NAY] 08/08/2010: London from Sandusky, Ohio replies: "Coconut oil does not work for warts on feet and hands. Apple cider vinegar does. I use no other moisterizer for over a year on my feet and hands everyday, and I saw no difference on the warts on my hands."
04/12/2013: Brownandgreen72 from Anywhere, Usa replies: "I also was using Coconut oil on my plantar wart, and it helped make it smaller. Before that I used the tea tree oil and duct tape method. This helped remove some of the skin above the wart. After the coconut oil the wart rose to the surface. I left the tape off and applied nothing topically because it hurt. Bad mistake. Airing it out caused the wart to get bigger. It also inflammed the surrounding area. Now I am trying the ACV on cotton with duct tape on top. I'll update later."
[YEA] 04/01/2006: Caleb from New York, NY: "Commercial corn removers are not made for plantar warts, of course, but here's what happened when I had a plantar wart several years ago. It was very painful to walk on, and I couldn't cut right into the wart because it was tender, so I applied corn remover (a little brown irritating pellet covered by a bandage -- they are sold commercially). The corn remover caused the surface of the wart to die (it took a day or two), and I would end up with a thick layer of dead skin which I could trim away with cuticle nippers. When the wart grew back, I would apply the irritating medication again and trim it again. With most of the wart trimmed away, it didn't hurt when I walked on it. Then one day I trimmed particularly deeply (though I experienced no bleeding or pain), and apparently I trimmed away the "core" of the wart (each wart has a core where the infection subsides and generates the growing skin that forms the wart). After that, the skin just healed and went back to normal. When applying the irritating pellet to the wart, you have to be careful not to put it on the healthy skin around the wart. This technique shouldn't be tried with normal warts on other parts of the body."