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
[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."
05/01/2013: Clare from Lytham St Annes, England: "The white milk from the broken stem of a dandelion applied to the wart clears it up in a couple of weeks - if it's small."
[YEA] 08/14/2010: Kayll from New England, Usa: "Over the past year, I've been eating poorly and gaining weight rapidly. Along with the uncomfortableness of excess weight, I noticed three warts on my feet: two on my left and one on my right foot. Thankfully they aren't painful. However, I've noticed that they are getting bigger and bigger. Not waiting until they got painful to do something about them, I started researching.
I had bought some OTC products which didn't really work. At the same time, I started changing my diet to include a ton of mixed greens and salads. A read a book about adding mixed greens to the diet. The author had some warts on her body and after she started drinking green smoothies daily, they fell right off.
Well, I can happily say that two of my three warts have fallen off! The third one is in an area on my foot where I can feel it, but can't bend properly to see it. It's flatter than it was and may fall off on it's own soon, too!
For the past two weeks, I've been eating a big salad for lunch every day with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, pecans or almonds, peppers, and beans of some type - with fat free dressing. I haven't lost weight because I'm still eating junkfood at night and heavy meals for dinner. But I will change that soon.
Another popular author I was reading talked about the importance of nutrition and health. He has similar diet recommendations - eating at least one pound of raw vegetables and one pound of raw fruits (who cooks fruits.. Maybe applesauce?). As I continue eating 1lb of veggies (i.e. my salad) and 1lb of fruit daily (for breakfast), I will comment about other ailments that should hopefully go away. I have really bad skin - sometimes called chicken skin - on my arms. I'm hoping diet will help that, too."
08/14/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Maybe it would be helpful if you told us which books you have been reading?
I do eat a lot of salad with all kinds of vegetables in them but my warts have never fallen off. As far as green smoothies go unfortunately I don't like them but I have been drinking quite a bit of vegetable juice mixed with fruit as well for the past 8 months. Don't forget that your body needs fat so eating the salads with no dressing might not be a good idea. Healthy fats are good for you and I can tell you that since my naturopath told me that my skin was too dry because I wasn't eating enough fat at least the skin on my face is a lot smoother (my legs are still too dry but maybe that will change soon)!"
[YEA] 04/24/2012: Joan from Loveland, Colo/usa: "My son had a large wart on the ball of his foot (about 2" round) and he had it burned out by a dermatologist and it returned, he tried all the alternative remedies but nothing worked. Finally, a podiatrist suggested the supplement - DIM. After 3 weeks of faithfully taking the pills according to the bottles instructions, the wart started to get smaller and smaller. After 3 months on the DIM, the wart was gone and has not returned. DIM eliminated any excess estrogen and balanced the hormones. Don't know why it works rid warts, but it works. Praise God."
[YEA] 12/27/2009: Chris from Henderson, Kentucky Usa: "My 5 yr. old son had 2 warts on his finger, we tried to freeze the off a doctors twice.I also tried ductape for a day or two but started applying dmso on a band aid at night ant within a week it went away. His mother had one on her finger before she was pregnant so I guess she must have passed to him. She also put dmso on a band aid and the wart left as well. I got the dmso at a health food store."
[YEA] 11/05/2008: Dana from Houston, TX: "Someone said they had a stubborn wart...use DMSO..put it on every day and it WILL leave you! It might take a couple of weeks...also good for herpes cold sores and the best anti-inflammatory available today."
Duct Tape Cure for Warts
- Duct Tape
The duct tape remedy for warts gets a lot of support all across the internet. The idea is simply to cover the wart with a strip of duct tape, choking the wart's oxygen supply. Whenever the tape gets loose, gently scrape at the top of the wart and then put a new piece of tape on.
06/17/2013: Saulo from Sao Paulo, Brazil: "A not-so-new published study indicates that duct tape is more effective in wart removal than having your doctor freeze them. http://archpedi.jamanetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=203979
We at earth clinic have known that for years! Imagine what the score would be had they tried ACV!"
[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 was gone and has still not come back in a year!"
[YEA] 07/31/2011: Liz from Boston, Massachusetts: "I can't believe it, but duct tape actually worked in getting rid of a plantars wart I've had on the ball of my foot since I was a teenager, which was decades ago! It's slow-going, but it works. Prior to this, I had tried every product and procedure imaginable. Nothing worked. At best, I would have temporary relief but the wart would *always* grow back within weeks.
Just put a good-sized piece of tape over the wart and push down the sides of the tape to make sure it sticks well. When you bathe/shower, dry it off well and put a new piece of tape on. After a couple of days, you'll notice that the wart gets puffy with dead skin. Carefully use a razor blade (I put tape on one of the edges of the blade to make it easier to handle and safer to use) to slice off some of the dead skin - not too much. Just hold the blade parallel to the raised skin and shave a little bit off, then put a fresh piece of tape on. Repeat that process every few days - shaving just a tad of the dead skin off and never let the wart be without duct tape on it.
It took a few months of patience and diligence, but that sucker is GONE now! ;-) It's been five months and (knocks wood) - no sign of it. It feels sooo good to *finally* be rid of the pain that came with every step I took for all those years. As someone who takes nothing for granted, I am so grateful for the relief. I appreciate it every single day.
If your patient and diligent, the duct tape method *will* work."
[YEA] 01/25/2008: Denise from Torrington, ct: "My 12 year old son had a huge planters wart on the sole of his foot. His Dr. recommended duct tape. Every night I put new tape on. Just on the wart. Every night when I took off the tape he would dig out the dead skin. one week later the huge wart was gone. He had a big hole which healed up nicely. ONE WEEK! PRETTY COOL! I guess the tape cuts off the air supply to the wart and it dies."
[YEA] 02/10/2007: Elizabeth from Ormond Beach, FL: "my gp doctor told me of this -- IT WORKS!! -- plantar warts (the warts most common on the bottom of the feet) cover them with duct tape and keep them covered with the tape for several days (mine took about three weeks) there is no pain or discomfort. i think the tape keeps the wart from getting air and thus it dies. at any rate, this works every time."
[YEA] 12/31/2006: Natalie from Austin, TX: "VASELINE AND DUCT TAPE -- YOU SHOULD TRY IT. IT WORKS GREAT!"