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] 11/14/2011: Sonny from Santa Fe Springs, Ca: "The apple cider vinegar works. My 12 year old son had some around his fingernail. The derm said it would be very painful to remove those so we'll start with the ones on the back of his hand first. He was going to freeze them..."
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|Apple Cider Vinegar||108 YEAS|
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|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|
Apple Cider Vinegar Cure for Warts
Home Remedy Ingredients:
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Small Piece of Cotton Ball
Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV) is also a very popular wart remedy. Soak a small bit of a cotton ball, no bigger than the size of the wart, in ACV, apply it to the wart, and secure it with a band-aid. You can replace the cotton with a new soak once or twice a day. In a couple of weeks, your wart should be gone.
10/20/2010: Kayla from Troy, Mi: "Update from my last post. After about 2 months of treatment with ACV and cotton balls I am free of warts. It took two months because I took my time, allowing healing time and stopping treatment while on my periods. Also, because I had more than a few warts the ACV hurt after a while, and some days I chose not to deal with the darn things. But today I have no warts and it feels good to be freed from them. It has been over two months without them."Replies
[YEA] 03/10/2012: Patrick from Edina, Mn replies: "ACV worked like a charm for me after all other costly methods failed, but it hurts like crazy (an achy, stinging hurt), so if you can't put up with pain for two to three days . Well ? Details: I had a wart on the heel of my right foot that spread and eventually became so large that it covered almost half of my heal (about the size of an American Eagle coin, without exaggeration). The wart started as a tiny little thing, then spread aggressively DURING treatment by a dermatology center. After ~$800 out of pocket for extremely painful and worthless dermatology treatments (acid, liquid nitrogen, and laser, where they numb the area first with stinging pain killer).
I began to scour the Internet for other methods. I came across this string of notes concerning the application of ACV to your warts, and decided to give it a try. I took a cotton ball and centered it on an ~4" strip of duct tape [buy only 3M duct tape all the other brands are worthless as they do not hold to your oily skin very well], then deposited a cap full of ACV on the cotton ball and taped it over the ginormous wart area, sealing it on either side with a couple more 1" wide strips of duct tape at the same ~4" length as the one that held the ACV cotton ball. Within hours after applying this homemade gauze the area began to hurt like heck, and by the next morning my leg was throbbing with pain. I didn't care though, as I knew this was a good pain; that my immune system FINALLY had kicked into high gear to battle my wart. I downed a couple of ibuprofen to help ease the pain and kept the wart dressed like this for two days, changing my homemade gauze every 24 hours or so. By the third day, the pain began to subside a bit, so I removed the dressing. To my wonderment the wart has begun to turn a disgusting shade of green, yellow and black (just like the article I read said it would). Within a week or so the wart area dried up to all black, scabbed over and fell off. It was amazing. The area now is semi rough after it healed over, but I can live with this.
I told of this treatment to the dermatology center that I had gone to during a visit there with my young daughter for a different issue. The older Dr. that I spoke to was very interested in this method, and asked his assistant to get the details from me, which she did with pen and paper. The fact that the Dr. did not pooh-pooh this homemade remedy in the least was refreshing. The Doc said this method made perfect sense, that the acid content of the ACV was obviously enough for my body to react to it as foreign matter as it interacted with the wart area, and as such attacked the area with antibodies. The Doc said that that is really all they are trying to do with their methods to get our own antibodies to kick in.
As a coincidence, last summer I ended up with another set of warts on my right pinky toe and the toe next to it after I injured / cut my foot. Somehow the papillomavirus (HPV) found its way to this wounded area. Again after trying to apply other methods to rid me of this wart-infected area, I finally decided to try the ACV method. I'm in my third day of treatment as of writing this letter, and again, my foot / leg aches like the dickens, but the warts are already beginning to turn black. I'll remove my homemade gauze tomorrow, and let nature take its course from there. Good luck using this method I personally can vouch for it, but it may not work for everyone."
[NAY] 10/18/2010: Wafaa from Tucson, Az, United States: "ACV treatment did not work on a wart I had on a corner of my lips. I applied it every night for 3 weeks, and put a bandaid on it. It grew white, and got the black spot, and part of it fell of, but then the rest wouldn't go away. Needless to say the whole thing was extremely painful. I stopped treatment after 3 weeks, and it grew back. I was pretty disappointed as I'd used Apple Cider Vinegar successfully before on a wart on my foot. I'm now trying tea tree oil, so hopefully that will work."Replies
08/12/2011: Blanna_paris from Clarksville, Tn replies: "cold sores (herpes) can look like warts.. the corner of your mouth is a common place to get a cold sore and could explain why the Apple Cider Vinegar didn't work.."
[YEA] 10/02/2010: Avigayil from Lakewood, Nj: "Apple cider viniger for warts. I had a few warts and my doctor told me about this. I tried it and my wart is gone. Put on at night before bed till it goes away. It takes about a week. Contact me if it works. Pipsqeack@gmail.com"
[YEA] 09/23/2010: Steph from Lanarkshire, Uk: "I was very open-minded as to wither or not cider vinegar would work for warts. I had one on my face (how embarrassing). I tried household vinegar but it didn't do anything at all. With the cider vinegar, however, within 4 days it was gone! Would recommend it to anyone, even those who don't believe it is possible to remove a wart within a short time (I was one of those)"
[YEA] 08/15/2010: Simon from Auckland, New Zealand: "After freezing, banana peels, doctor visits etc ACV has gotten rid of my plantar on my foot. I am very very happy I found this website! I had a huge beast on the ball of my foot that was spreading, ACV and duct tape was applied on cotton balls overnight as often as I could. The whole area got pretty fried by the ACV, but the veruca turned dark and hard, ready to be sliced off bit by bit. This process was repeated, more of the veruca was dying and able to be cut off without cutting too deep. Everybody doubted that this would work, doctors doubted it, friends doubted it - ALL I CAN SAY IS "ACV" WORKED A SMALL "MIRACLE" ON MY FOOT! Thanks to Earth Clinic :) :) :)"
[YEA] 07/07/2010: Gabby:) from San Antonio, Texas, United States: "I had this nasty wart on the bottom of my foot for about 5 months. It was driving me absolutely crazy because it wouldn't go away, no matter what I tried. I tried saran wrap, duct tape, Compound-W, Slow acting acid (from the doctor), and even had a podiatrist surgically remove it (It came back 2 days later, even worse! ). So then I was searching for a remedy and I found two options ACV and Banana Peels. Since I am allergic to bananas, ACV was my only choice. I got a bottle of ACV from the local health food store, then some Cotton Balls (pure cotton, not the synthesized ones). I scrubbed the wart lightly with a pumice stone to remove the callous on top. I soaked the cotton ball in the ACV and then placed it on top of my foot. I put a band-aid on top of the cotton, to keep it in place. Then I used band-aid wraps to keep the band-aid in place and then cover my foot with a sock. I did this every day for about a week and a half, only removing the dressing when I showered. Then after the shower, I would repeat above steps. The wart will raise up, it will be swollen and tender. On the last day, remove all dressing and let your foot air out for about 4 hours. This allows all the liquid to evaporate from the foot. Then I went to bed, with only a band-aid (no sock, dressings, or ACV soaked cotton balls). The next day the wart was red and flattened. I had a follow-up appointment the next day, so I continued to cover the wart with a band-aid (again no more ACV). When I went to the podiatrist, he said that the wart was completely dead and he proceeded to remove the dead wart. ACV truly cured my wart. The only downside is that all the skin around your wart will become pruned and start to peel. I used a pumice stone to remove all the dead skin, as needed. Sometimes your foot will callous over (it didn't happen every day) so then it is important to use the stone, to allow the ACV to sink in. But I definitely recommend using the ACV, because it helped me when I was running out of options."Replies
[YEA] 11/14/2011: Sonny from Santa Fe Springs, Ca replies: "The apple cider vinegar works. My 12 year old son had some around his fingernail. The derm said it would be very painful to remove those so we'll start with the ones on the back of his hand first. He was going to freeze them and he did. But they grew back. Then the last thing he said to do was to have surgery. We did not like the sound of that.
So I found the ACV remedy. I actually put it on the wart that had been on his hand the longest. I bought special bandages called Nexum, I believe. They are waterproof and have a clear thin wrap and the cotton in the middle. It worked perfectly. I applied the AC directly to the cotton on the bandage and stuck it to the wart. My son wore it all day at school then when he got home we took it off and it was weird looking. Almost like it was porous. See through and getting black. I let him air it out that night and in the morning we did it again. That day he got home and when he came out of the shower that evening he ran to me and said look dad. It was peeling off. In the morning it was gone. There is a piece of wart still in his bed somewhere, could never find it. Gross but the wart is gone. YAHOO! AMEN! DONKA SHIN! HORALE!"
[YEA] 07/02/2010: Surfer143 from Obx, Nc: "Two summers ago, I developed a plantars wart on one foot. Didn't know what it was at first...went to a podiatrist and he shaved it off. It came back within a month and I was afraid of going back as I had read online about removals where they leave scars and the warts come back anyway. I did the Apple Cider Vineger and duct tape just as you said. I have to say that when you put the cotton ball dipped in ACV on the newly cleaned skin, you will feel like you just shot your foot with a shotgun!! But it worked...took maybe 2-3 weeks. Wart was completely gone and has not come back. No doctor's bills, no scarring."Replies
11/10/2011: Watchon10 from Grand Rapids, Mi replies: "Eggplant worked for us. Years ago one of the preteens had 3 huge warts on her hand. Freezing twice didn't help, the doctor said the virus was too resistant. After praying to my Lord Jesus Christ for some inexpensive natural remedy, we heard about using thin slices out of a fresh eggplant. So I applied a fresh slice from the middle of our purple friend with masking tape, nightly for about 1 1/2 weeks and the warts dissolved to tiny size. The girl wanted to stop treatment so we did but the warts continued to dissolve on their own!
Later I thought I would try this on a plantars wart on my sons foot and it worked, taking about 2 weeks. Hopefully this works for someone else. When trying, use fresh slice every night.
With GMO veggies, don't know if results are the same now. Thank you Jesus for guidance!"
11/10/2011: Abbaluv from Spring Hill, Fl Usa replies: "I found that sliced raw potato works the same way. I have had great results through the years using this method. Our family seemed to be prone to warts."
11/11/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Abbaluv, did you cut a thin slice of potato, did you apply it only at night, did you tape it and where did you have the warts? I have a very flat wart on my hand which I can't get rid of and it irritates me but I get fed up of all the taping so I stop. I have tried ACV, banana peal, bicarb.... Frozen it at home, at the doctor's, you name it! I also have a few little ones on my leg. I would love to find an easy way of getting rid of them, if possible internally because all the taping drives me mad! There was a time when I slept with quite a few bits of tape on my leg, ridiculous and nothing seemed to help!"
[YEA] 04/08/2010: Erin from Tuttle, Ok, Usa: "I had a wart on my pinky finger for 4 years. I used the freeze off wart remover kits you can buy at the store and they got rid of it, but it kept coming back with a vengeance. My sister mentioned this website and I decided to try the ACV cure. I soaked a cotton ball in ACV and secured it to the wart with a bandaid before bed. I'm not going to lie, it hurt really bad...but I figured that's how I knew it was working. The only way I can describe the pain is, it was like someone was trying to drive a phillip's head screwdriver through my pinky finger. In the morning, I would remove the cotton ball and bandaid and repeat at night. The hard, rough bump came off in a few days, but that sucker was deep! I'm a "picker" so I dug the black part (seed) out and continued with the ACV for a week. It's been 6 months and it has stayed completely gone. Thanks earthclinic!"
[YEA] 03/22/2010: Sonal from Charlotte, Nc: "I had a wart on my chin and recently applied vinegar on cotton ball at night and secured it with bandage. It's gone in 3 days. Can't believe it's actually gone. This is a great site for all home remedies."
[YEA] 03/20/2010: Zagyzebra from Jacksonville, Or: "ACV cured by warts. I am 55. I had this weird bump above my ankle bone, which didn't hurt, so I just left it alone. Within a year, that bump began to spread up my leg about an inch or two into what seemed like a small rash of warts...about 2 inches long or so. I suffered through the summer without pedicures (I was embarrassed). And finally, during the fall when we were no longer showing ankles, I decided I wasn't going through another summer with this.
I began to apply ACV by dousing a cotton ball or pad in ACV and taping it on my ankle area with medical tape. I usually tried doing this twice a day, but sometimes would forget, and sometimes not at all. But I kept this up religiously for about two months, as I noticed the original big bump getting smaller.
Then, I had to go on a trip and completely forgot about the ACV. Miraculously, over the course of the next few months or so, all the bumps went away on their own completely, without me even paying attention or noticing really.
This is the second time ACV worked for a wart. Another time I had one on my toe, and I kept up the ACV treatment described above for same amount of time. This time the wart turned black. Then I let it dry out and scab up completely without applying any ACV. And eventually, about two months later, I just peeled it off.
These warts all happened within the last few years. Haven't had one since."
[YEA] 01/19/2010: Pacheco Family from Sedona, Az: "Apple Cider Vinegar for Warts
My son developed a wart on his foot that was starting to hurt him. As I work in an integrative health library I saw that ACV worked to kill the wart. I would prop him up in bed and soak the wart in ACV for 30 minutes. I would then attach a cottonball soaked in ACV to his foot with duct tape, put a sock over it an have him sleep with it on. Removing int in the morning and placing a band-aid on it for the day to keep clean. I did this every night for 3 days and saw a HUGE improvement. We were able to clean it out and even remove the dead skin. Within the week the wart was dead and not there is only a small mark where it used to be. AMAZING!! He was even surprised :)"Replies
04/02/2011: Joseph from Long Beach, Ca replies: "I've tried ACV, in fact, I finish the whole bottle. It didn't work on my plantar warts. I've tried Tagment and it didn't work. Freezing doesn't work for me. All this may be due to my weak immune system. I've tried duct tape. I've tried Compound W both liquid and tape. None of them work. I had one cut out by a foot dr and it hurt like hell. Last time I do that. I've tried other oils as well and it didn't work."
04/03/2011: Doris from Murfreesboro, Tennessee replies: "To Joseph from Long Beach, Ca: I had plantar warts back in the 1980's on the bottom of one foot. The foot doctor burned them off, but they came back so he burned them off again. They came back again but I didn't want to go through that painful procedure for a third time. Right after that I read somewhere that zinc was good for plantar warts. I got a bottle and took one pill a day for about a month. In a few days after I started taking them I noticed that the warts weren't as noticeable and didn't hurt as much. I've never had any warts again. If you try zinc, I hope it works for you like it did for me. Good luck."
04/03/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Hi Doris, I was going to post a question regarding internal treatments for warts but now I see your posting maybe you can tell me more about the zinc you took. How much, how did you take it, how many times a day? Because as someone said here a little while ago if you have the virus inside your body it is no use getting rid of individual warts. That is my problem exactly, I am getting more and more on my right leg so getting rid of them one by one is not the right solution. I knew there had to be something you could take that would cure you but I haven't found anything so far. I know that they can all disappear all of a sudden but mine never seem to. I would appreciate if you gave me all the information you can and maybe someone else has more tips?
Vitamin C also seems to work well against viruses, at least I have just read that in a book by Linus Pauling and I happen to have Vitamin C with zinc but maybe too little zinc, I don't know! I have warts on my hands, some of them very small, my leg, have had them under my feet......"
04/04/2011: Doris from Murfreesboro, Tennessee replies: "Hi Francisca, I think taking zinc internally is the best way to take care of warts, no matter where they are located. I took one pill every morning with breakfast before I went to work. It was either 15 mgs or 30 mgs, I can't remember which. It wasn't a real high dose. But, in a matter of days I saw results. I wish I had known about zinc before I had the warts burned off twice.
For the last several years I have taken 4, 000 mgs of Vitamin C a day that was recommended to me by a doctor for my immune system.
Here is a website about zinc that I have found helpful to me.
I wish you all the best in getting rid of the warts. Take care."
04/04/2011: Francisca from Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France replies: "Thanks Doris, you have been a great help! I am also taking 4000mg of Vit. C a day because of other problems like allergies. My pills actually contain zinc as well, 15mg so I will keep taking them. I went on a higher dose yesterday so too early to say whether the zinc might be working. My allergies are getting better but I am taking quite a few things apart from the Vit. C with zinc and rutin. I will keep you informed......."
04/05/2011: Trey from Nj, Usa replies: "I had a Plantars Wort years ago that felt like I was walking on a shard of glass. I was told I'd need to have it surgically removed. At that time I was working at a health food store, so when a podiatrist came in to make a purchase, I asked him for his opinion. He said: "You dont need surgery!! Just soak the gauze of a band-aid in Vit E oil and put it on your plantars wort. Change the bandage twice daily. Within 10 days the wort will turn black and fall off". I followed his instructions (I punctured Vit E capsules w/ a pin and squeezed the oil onto the band-aids) and within 10 days the wort fell off... Never to return! =o)"
[YEA] 12/12/2009: Marcel from Encinitas, California: "i started using acv 3 days ago for a big wart on my finger tip and it hurts soooooo bad all the time. I have another big wart on my foot and it doesnt really hurt at all and its slowly turning brown. The wart on my finger tip is almost black though and its crusty and cracking but man does it hurt bad!! But its working for me. Finally found a cure after 2 years!"
[YEA] 12/06/2009: Laura from Cape Cod, Ma: "Warts on hands and feet
Found this remedy on your site and tried it on myself and my son. It really worked! Soak a cotton ball with Apple Cider Vinegar; tape or secure it on the wart for as long as you can. We used a tip of a disposable rubber glove to hold onto finger and toe. Did this while reading or watching a movie. Repeat every day for as long as you can until you start to see black spots on the wart. We then used a clean razor to cut away some of the dead skin and then soaked again for a few more days. At this point the wart came up and off on its own. stubborn warts may need to have this repeated. You can even see the "roots" dying off too. Great way to naturally and painlessly remove warts. Thanks for the advice."
[YEA] 11/19/2009: Pati from Edison, New Jersey, Usa: "Hi,
My mom had had warts on her feet since i was a kid 30 plus years ago! She had surgery in 1989 unsucssessful they came back. They wereren't so bad until they had a bad outbreak in 2004 and progressively got worse till this year. In the last 1 and a half years she couldn't walk and at some points was bed ridden and couldn't work. She saw many different doctors but nothing was helping. She had the Nitrogen spray, but this was temporary effective, and it led to bleeding, and scarring of tissue. The nitrogen started getting expensive at like $200 per session spray per feet and this needed twice a month = $800. Expensive even by USA standards. My mom is in Kenya Africa where that kind of money is expensive.
Needless to say we were helpless and I started Googling around, wikipedia, and all Medical websites. I even asked American doctors and Nurses, as well as read medical books on diseases. And almost every cure they recommended, my mom had tried with no luck.
I stumbled upon 2 treatments . 1)Duct tape and 2)Apple cider Vinegar.
I asked my mom to try it. She did so with the ACV and she would soak a ball of cotton with the vinegar, and tape it to her feet, and change it after some time. She did this for 3 weeks and within that time my dad reported to me that the warts were drying up and peeling off! The warts which had made it unbearable for her to stand were reduced so much to the point that she has now been walking for almost 3 months!
There's a very few ones left but she is continuing with the treatment and in due time! I will ask her to supplement it with the Banana peel method which i see got very good reviews!
VISITORS to this site, Apple Cider Vinegar really works! Good luck everyone and thanks all for sharing!
ps:I am recommending ACV to my brother for his eczema. He has it bad! I will let all know of the results in the eczema section!"