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Wart Remedies

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Posted by Ryan (San Francisco, CA) on 03/15/2007
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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  

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Posted by Mandy (St. Paul, Minnesota) on 06/04/2007
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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!


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Posted by Jeff (Wichita, Kansas) on 08/24/2007
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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.

Replied by Char
Jarrow, UK
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.
Replied by Joyce
Joelton, Tn

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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.

Posted by Tom (Granger, IN) on 12/13/2006
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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.

Castor Oil  

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Posted by Diamond (Ma., US) on 11/21/2014
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As a young child at the age of eleven I always noticed these horrible looking things, the whole length of my left hand, I later found out they were warts, also caused by some sort of virus, I decided to use my mother's corn remover and it took a little bit longer then I expected but after a few months went by they were all gone. Now I am beginning another new search for a virus that doctors are playing games with// a couple of doctors kept telling me it was a mild infection and gave me antibiotics. Finally after many years off and on, I came very close to having a heart attack... The first thing hosp's. do when you go into ER is hook you up with Iv's and antibiotics, "Not good." I do mostly probiotics/ even though this virus will never end...

Needless to say, back on the subject of warts, here is a great web site I found for warts as well, rather surprising but castor oil is another good method.

Posted by Chris (Texas, Usa) on 08/21/2013
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Warts are caused by viruses and need air and moisture to survive. Castor oil applied religiously will cut off both and the plantar wart will disappear in a matter of weeks. Much better than paying a Dermatologist to have the little buggers burned or frozen, only to be left with visible scars.

Replied by Cb
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I agree, Castor oil removed a wart from my sisters neck... It was a stubborn one and she tried lots of things to get rid of it. Only the Castor oil worked, without leaving a scar behind.

Posted by Elaine (Edmond, Oklahoma) on 08/21/2009
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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.

Replied by Angie
Somewheresville, Ca
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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!

Posted by Brooke (Montgomery, TX) on 03/09/2008
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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.

Replied by Becky From Ohio
Ashtabula, Ohio, Usa
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Castor oil and baking soda worked on a wart I had had for 10 yrs!

Castor Oil and Baking Soda  

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Posted by Alt-rocks (Suffolk, United Kingdom) on 08/02/2012
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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.

Posted by Anna (London, Uk) on 04/23/2010
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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.

Coconut Oil  

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Posted by London (Sandusky, Ohio) on 08/08/2010
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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.

Posted by Melanie (Brownsburg, Indiana) on 09/05/2008
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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.


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Posted by Joshua (Vancouver, Canada) on 12/13/2014
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I would like to add one more method of wart removal and that is to use dandelion milk/sap. A little back story on this is I had warts for years and most of them stayed the same size and only occasionally were they painful. I tried EVERYTHING from actually getting them burned off to duct tape and garlic, but nothing worked. Eventually I got a few small ones on my hands and a HUGE one on my foot. This was the last straw for me. Coincidentally at the same time, my mother remembered her grandfather saying dandelion milk/sap worked, and she remembered it working too. With out any hesitation I found the juiciest dandelion in my yard and snapped the head off to place on every last wart. The sap turned black and in a few months no one would have ever thought I used to have warts all over my feet.

To apply I have found the flowers have the most juice, but any part will do. The great thing with the dandelion method is that the sap sticks on for about a week before you have to reapply. A few times my skin would become quite sensitive to the sap but not for long. My brother and sister also had warts on their hands and feet and the weird thing was that we all got rid of all our warts at the same time using this method.

Replied by Robert Henry
Ten Mil , Tn.
HI U JOSHUA, , , , , , , , , let me tell you a wild and strange story about warts. When I was a freshman at Ga Tech and home working. I was a co-op and went to school 3 months and then worked in a mill for 3 months. Now kids just borrow the money from the Gov and never pay it back. I'll write about that later.

Anyways, my little sister's hands were covered with warts. My Dad came in one day and started sharpening a hard leaded pencil and began heating the lead with a lighter. I asked, "what are you doing". I'm going to remove Betty's warts. Pedro Bays at the mill said heat the lead and stick it in the warts and they will die. "Dad, you are going to give her blood poison. Don't do this."

He did and the warts fell off within a week. So much for a smart ass kid from Ga Tech and modern medicine.

So Joshua , yo tall story will not hold a candle to mine. I figure yours is true and I know mine is.


Posted by Clare (Lytham St Annes, England) on 05/01/2013

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.

Dietary Changes  

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Posted by Kayll (New England, Usa) on 08/14/2010
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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.

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
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)!