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
08/07/2012: Lisa from Petrolia, Ontario: "Hello has the zinc pyrithone worked with your wart? Please up date as I am in such agony and a state of depression over a wart on the tip of my middle finger and a planters wart on my foot (foot I have had for..."
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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|
Voodo Wart Remedies
Home Remedy Ingredients
- Raw Potato - 1 Slice
Take a raw potato and cut out a slice, rub that slice all over the wart, and then bury the slice somewhere. Don't tell anyone where you've buried it! In a couple of weeks, with no more treatments, your wart will be gone.
[YEA] Trudy from ALTOONA, PA: "When I was in first grade, I had a wart on my thumb. My mother had told this story that to get rid of it... you had to steal a piece of fat from someone's refrigerator, rub it around the wart 3 times and bury it where it will get wet. My sister who was in 4th grade decided to help me. we took a piece of bacon fat from mother's refrigerator, rubbed it the 3 times and buried it under the rainspout... wah lah... it went away!!! and we were kids doing it."
[YEA] Wendy from Collegeville, PA: "My Great-Aunt Pauline gave me an old wives tale remedy, she said to rub a potato that was starting to go bad on the wart. Then you close your eyes and throw the potato in the woods not seeing where you threw it. When the potato rots your wart will fall off. I was a kid when she told my mom and I about it, and I thought she was nuts, but it worked."
[YEA] Marcia from Cleveland, GA: "I had a plantar wart on the ball of my foot about a year ago. After using the acid patches and visits to the podiatrist, nothing worked except this: Cut off a small piece of fat meat (bacon), trim the wart until it bleeds, put some blood on the fat meat, bury the meat and say a prayer believing that the wart is gone. Works every time."Replies
[YEA] 03/01/2011: Michelle M from Waukesha, Wi replies: "Here is another remedy for plantar's warts. My daughter had one on the palm of her hand (same type of skin as the bottom of foot) which was growing inward. The root started putting pressure on the bone beneath in and really started to hurt. I combined baking soda and castor oil to form a gummy paste, put a piece of it over the wart and covered it with a bandaid. We put a clean piece of "gum" and bandaid on daily. In about 7 days the roots of the wart started coming outward and when they were long enough, I took a tweezers and carefully pulled the roots out. The wart went away after that and never came back. This is a great alternative to getting plantars warts on the bottom of your feet burned off. Just make sure you careful pulling out the roots so that they don't break. If the root remains under the skin, the wart will most likely. If so, repeat the remedy, making sure to get ALL the root the next time."
[YEA] Kay from Costa Mesa, CA: "By the time I was 17, I had accumulated more than 250 warts, mostly on hands and arms. My sister told me to rub my hands, arms, knees, feet, wherever the warts were, then repeatedly say "I wish the warts away." Rubbing so many places seemed way too time-consuming. So, every night before falling asleep I collectively thought of all my warts and repeated in my mind "I wish my warts away." I think it took two or three weeks of falling asleep "wishing", but it made me very happy to have a wart-free hand (& body) when I got my engagement ring shortly thereafter."
Walk on the Beach
[YEA] 06/28/2009: Mythos from Limassol, Cyprus: "Walk on the beach.
Try a long walk or jog on the sand by the sea with bare feet to cure your warts in a quick and pleasant way once and for all. I did this only 3-4 times and the warts literally evaporated and never came back. The sand wears off the skin and the warts and the sea salt with the iodine burns them out. No need for salicyllic acid or medieval burn-out surgery. Doctors will never tell you this. What will they sell?? If you have a sandy beach near you roll your trousers up, throw your shoes off and go for a long walk on the beach. Your warts will fall off and you will come back exercised and refreshed."Replies
[YEA] 10/28/2009: Wart Hater from New York, New York replies: "I had warts on my right foot that were spreading over the course of a year. I tried cylic acid and it did not work for me. Then I would cut the warts off and apply the acid directly to the wart. Unforetunately, this only seemed to make it worse. One of the warts was growing the size of a nickel. One day I had the idea of going to the beach (I was living in Florida at the time) and exposing my foot to the sand and salt water. Almost immediately my foot started to feel better. After repeated visits all the warts just disappeared."
[YEA] 10/28/2009: Christie from Springfield, IL replies: "My husband has always had several warts on his feet but refused to have them removed. After wading in the water in Jamaica his warts disappeared after about 2 weeks. They have been gone for 5 years now!"
[BETTER BUT WITH SIDE EFFECTS] 03/22/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France: "I have had a few warts for a number of years. A while ago I read here about the treatment with ACV and decided to try. As it didn't go fast enough I tried white, normal vinegar. I applied it to a pad and then taped it to my leg. Everything appeared well, once after my bath I saw that the top layer of the skin was pealing off so as we were going on a 10 day trip the next day I decided to apply it once more and leave it as usual during the night. The next day my leg turned black, not only the wart but all the skin around it and it became more and more nasty. I was worried to death I have to say. It hurt and I couldn't touch it at all. It took a couple of weeks to heal. Now the wart is gone but there is still a bruise on the skin around it far bigger than the wart was. I hope that it will heal..... Bottom line, the white vinegar was maybe far too strong so be careful. I had two other on one hand, smaller ones, did the same treatment but had a smaller wound and I have to say that the warts are still there. I will try again but only with ACV."
[YEA] 07/23/2009: Bryan from Sarasota, Florida: "i had a bit ugly common wart about the size of between a dime and a quarter above my calf on my left leg. i had used duct tape only for weeks and it did NOTHING! i then used vinegar with a q-tip and taped it daily and that did NOTHING! i then read your site and listened to the PEOPLE who said to soak a little piece of cottonball and place it over the wart and duct tape it.
now if you want it to go quickly you need to change it at least 3 TIMES a day. i changed it 3 TIMES a day and my wart turned black after 2 full days and i pulled it off.
it takes longer for most people because they're only doing it overnight. if you do change the cotton ball and tape 3 times a day you'll get rid of it quickly as i did. imagine i've had the wart at least 6 months and it's gone in only TWO DAYS!!!
any vinegar will work!!! if you've been using other methods switch to a little piece of cotton ball 3 times change a day with duct tape and it will be gone quickly."
[YEA] 05/02/2009: Jack from Santa Barbara, CA: "I tried the banana peel cure and after several weeks the cure did not seem to be working so I moved on to using white vinegar, which completely cured me in about two weeks. The pH of the vinegar may be the source of the cure. I had used salicylic acid for about 4 months before trying either cure and while it removed the wart the wart kept coming back from the roots."
[YEA] 11/11/2008: Christina from Sunrise, Florida: "I've had one finger wart on the back of my left middle finger for four years now and one on my right index finger for a year and a half... I tried everything under the sun and one night I just decided to check out home remedys for it. I read and the apple cider vinegar and said no it couldn't be that easy. Than I sat and thought to myself if it could clean a penny and make it shine like new than why not. I only had white vinegar so that's what I used. I took a cotton ball and soaked it with vinegar and taped it on. the next morning there was some pain. I unrapped it to find it super swollen and white but also black in the middle signifing that it was killing the root. I put vitamin e oil on the surrounding skin to sooth it from the vinegar. this time I took bandaids and just poured the vinegar on the cotton part and placed it over the wart. I left it on all night. the next morning before jumping in the shower I took it off. I was amazed to find all of the swelling gone and the warts were all black and looked healing. I've never seen my fingers look like that in years. I wanted to cry. I wasn't my hands and repeated the step with bandaids and vinegar. I'm on my third day today and it looks even better. I was so moved and happy I had to share. I hope you get the same feeling of relief after trying this. good look and don't get discouraged of the pain. keep that sucker covered with the vinegar at it at all times till its gone. no air so that it dies."
[YEA] 11/30/2006: Deb from New Jersey: "I had a recent outburst of a vaginal wart. It looked like a raised bumpy mass and it kept on growing, fast. It got to the size of a thumbnail and raised about 1/4 inch. I did not want to use traditional medications so I saw that Apple Cider vinegar worked on regular warts. Well I had no Apple Cider vinegar, how about regular white vinegar. I soaked a q-tip in the vinegar and treated the wart directly for 10 minutes a day. After about 8 days the wart started to disappear, more and more each day. Then the area would bleed where I applied the vinegar, something was happening. As it bled the wart was disappearing. I treated the area every day until it bled. Eventually the wart was gone and a hole was there. The vinegar ate away the wart. This took about 2 weeks. If the wart threatens to come back I re-treat with vinegar for a few days, and its gone again. I hope this helps someone else."
Yellow Sulphur Powder
[YEA] Simon from UK: "Try yellow Sulphur powder - from gardener supplies. It's used as an anti-fungal, nothing else I tried had any effect but if you keep removing the wart seeds then it should heal up with this stuff"
[YEA] 11/07/2010: Dave from Bangkok, Thailand: "Zinc at 100mg of elemental zinc per day (as zinc gluconate in my case)got rid of a large wart I had had for 14 years after about 6 weeks. Below is the abstract of a trial done on the effects of zinc on warts.
11/07/2010: Sue from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada replies: "Try oil oregano and coconut oil. This will cure your warts with persistance. My husband went to the doctor every week for over 2 months to have his plantar's wart burned off. It never went away no matter what the doctor did. When he started this protocol I recommended to him, his warts disappeared in 2 weeks. However, he applied this mixture twice a day, everyday. You have to be very persistant, and you will be free of this problem quickly. Sue"
11/08/2010: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Do you take the zinc, apply on the wart or what?"
11/12/2010: Dave from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "You take the zinc orally, with food as it can upset some people's stomach. For some it is better to start with 50 mg a day, and increase it once you are used to it. Dave."
[YEA] 06/09/2012: Jane from Houston, Tx, Usa: "This didn't work for me. But I have found something that does and is a LOT LESS painful than ACV. I caught 3 warts from a manicure/pedicure and for the life of me couldn't get rid of them. I tried Compound W, then finally ACV. ACV was VERY painful and just outright torture. I did the whole band aid at night with the vinegar and it did turn black but never fell off. I had to pull it off with tweezers. Well, this didn't get the whole thing (and it also gave the surrounding skin a chemical burn), there was still "dots" left in the skin so the darn thing was still there growing back. After doing 2 rounds of excruciating ACV treatments I finally gave up. I was tired of the pain and open wounds.
I then tried Brewer's yeast pills but for some reason, supplements make my moods go awry so I had to stop. Then I read a post by a girl who used Selson Blue anti-dandruff shampoo. It's main ingredient is Zinc Pyrithione. This was going to be my last ditch effort to combat these warts, and I just knew it wouldn't work. Well... It did! Several times a day, I gently wash my warts with this shampoo (with a nail brush). After about a week, they were GONE. They just dried up and went away. You have to try this, you don't have to endure this painful vinegar treatment anymore, zinc pyrithione is your new friend. They have not come back and my skin looks so healthy now where the warts used to be. Thanks be to GOD!"
[YEA] 06/13/2012: Jackie from Grand Rapids, Mn replies: "About 1 month ago, I came down with a plantars wart below the great toe and just above the instep when I noticed a burning sensation. It was a small white spot. I had 13 warts between the 2 feet when I was a teen and I don't remember them hurting this bad at the onset. Maybe this one is a different type? Anyway I think the ACV worked but it burned constantly and it just wore me down, so I tried the shampoo with zinc pyrithione (a sample size of Head and Shoulders dandruff shampoo) last night. I got immediate relief. Did it again before I went to bed and this morning I can step on my foot. Everytime I put the shampoo on it seems to get better, the deep pain around the wart when pressed is much less. I used it full strength and scrubbed it gently with an old toothbrush and let it dry without rinsing it off. The center is dark. I hope this is the ticket. They sure are miserable things."
06/14/2012: Jackie from Grand Rapids, Mn replies: "I came across a website today recommending grapefruit seed extract as a remedy to cure warts. Apply a few drops to the wart and cover with a bandaid. Starts to work right away to soften the wart and kill the roots. No filing necessary. GSE is antiviral and useful for many things. Warts are caused by a virus. I'm hopeful. So anxious to get rid of it. I wonder about some remedies such as over the counter acids and nailpolish. If the wart is open at all wouldn't these products get into the blood stream?"
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 06/16/2012: Jackie from Grand Rapids, Mn replies: "Update: I happened to have grapefruit seed extract so I tried it on the wart for 2 days. It got on the surrounding skin but didn't harm it. Made it difficult for the band aid to stick so I kept it in place with an ace bandage. Lots of pain in the foot yesterday, throbbing even with range of motion to the foot, couldn't step on it hardly. Soaked my foot in white vinegar last night for about 20 min, then went back to the selsun shampoo with zinc pyrithione. Pain gone shortly. What a relief. I'm walking normally today. If it will be cured or not will remain to be seen but this treatment is an excellent pain reliever. Thank you Jane for posting this."
08/07/2012: Lisa from Petrolia, Ontario replies: "Hello has the zinc pyrithone worked with your wart? Please up date as I am in such agony and a state of depression over a wart on the tip of my middle finger and a planters wart on my foot (foot I have had for at least 6 yrs and finger about 2. 5 years. I recently have had them froze at least 4 times now a week apart. The pain is horrible. I also soak them with Apple Cider Vinegar and sea salt then gently file. I have been using thuja ointment and duct tape alternating at times to relieve the painbut the pain is too much. Please update on the zinc pyrithione."
11/13/2012: Joanna from Greenacres, Fl replies: "hi I had a hand surgery ( in the palm of my hand) I had 2 tumors on it. Well to make story short, the surgeon, open twice my hand in the same week. I have a little bit of keloid but the part of the scar line between the index and the tumb, grew a wart and its really painful. I still dont know if it really is a wart. Its painful and has is a bump with minimal red dots on it. I cannot even touch it bc its painful. I thought it was some kind of stitch wanting to come out but it doesnt have any fluid on the inside. The ACV will help with this painful"wart"?"