Wart Remedies

Last Modified on Nov 16, 2014

Sandalwood   0  0   

Posted by Julie (Pbg, Fl) on 07/06/2012

Wash yourself with Sandalwood Soap and just before you get out of the shower put some of the soap on the warts and let it dry on. This company is trying to make a business of it with FDA approval:

Here is one of the earlier patents. I selected this URL because it gives many human individual cases if you scroll all the way down. In addition, these two sections caught my eye:

"At the time of filing this application, further clinical work is underway to refine the method of the present invention and to further characterize the active components of the sandalwood oil. At this time, a total of fifteen (15) individuals have undergone the inventive therapy and all 15 experienced the eradication of their palmar or plantar warts. The application of the sandal soap at least twice daily with occasional placement of soap residue on the warts, results in disappearance of the warts in about four (4) weeks. Deeply embedded warts took up to eight (8) weeks to resolve. Of the 15 individuals treated to date, twelve (12) were previously treated with salicylic acid preparations, liquid nitrogen or surgical techniques. In all twelve (12) cases, the warts reappeared. Upon reappearance of the warts, the subjects enrolled into the sandal soap study and have successfully completed their course of therapy and the warts have failed to reappear. It was noted that the individuals that had previously received salicylic acid treatments were slower to respond to the inventive therapy when warts were covered by scar tissue. However, in all cases, the warts had disappeared within four (4) to eight (8) weeks and recurrence of warts had not yet been detected."


"In light of these results, the inventors have concluded that sandalwood oil (or a component of the oil) is not only an antiviral agent against HPV, DNA pox virus and perhaps other viruses but it would also be a chemoprotective agent for skin cancers and an effective therapy for cancerous or precancerous lesions of the skin and the female genital tract.

Other Indications

Since warts are caused by human papillomaviruses (HPV) of different types and the sandalwood oil disclosed herein can eradicate this virus, it is contemplated that this composition may be useful in methods of eradicating other viral-induced tumors. Genital warts are also caused by HPV. Genital warts in women are a genuine nuisance and are very hard to eradicate. The sandalwood may also be useful to prevent other DNA viral lesions. Its effect on other DNA as well as RNA viruses needs further investigation. The fact that sandalwood oil appears to be extremely effective in eradicating palmar and plantar warts caused by the DNA HPV virus and also effective in treating Molluscum contagiosum rash caused by DNA pox virus supports its effectiveness against other DNA and RNA viruses.

It is proposed that the continued use of sandalwood oil or the components of sandalwood oil (such as B1- and B2-santalol) would be effective for the prophylactic treatment of viral tumors and eradication of DNA viral infections and bacterial infections caused by streptococci or staphylococci."


Sandalwood Soap as it is specifically called out in some of the literature that I have read and clinical trials. There really aren't tons and tons of companies that manufacturer Sandalwood Soaps. Another that readers could try would be Sandalwood-Tumeric Soap w/Neem in it. This latter soap additionally has coconut oil and castor oil too.

I sincerely hope this helps some folks.

Snails   2  0   

Posted by Siberianwolf (Omsk, Russia) on 05/24/2008

[YEA]  I did not know where to place this comment....I would like to tell you how I got rid of my warts after six years of suffering. I was in real despair. They were so unsightly all over my hands and I was frequently breaking down and crying and was so embarrassed to go shopping...yes. One day I went into our garden and picked up a garden snail and rubbed it over my warts then I went indoors to the bathroom and peed - yes you heard right!!- on them. I did this for three or four days several times a day and noticed a very dramatic effect. After 10 days or so they were completely gone with absolutely no scarring and never to return. How's that??!! And all at no cost and the snail did not have to die!

Posted by Sally
Birmingham, England
I am not sure the snail had anything to do with curing your warts. It could be just the urine therapy on its own. I would not pick up a snail either, as in some areas they can carry the heartworm virus. People drink their own urine for cures, so i can quite believe the urine cured them.

Posted by Jade (Whangarei, New-Zealand) on 05/03/2007

[YEA]  A few years ago i was working in forestry picking up wood anyway i ended up with heaps of warts on my hands (they call it working hands) i remembered my old family cure for warts which was to rub the slimy part of a snail over the wart. you only should need to do this once and they should be gone within 1-7 days. im pretty sure they were gone the next day this was years ago and they havent grown back sometimes it can be pretty hard to find a snail but if you check the grass on a wet night (easier to find in the country) you should be able to find some hope this helps

Supplements   2  0   

Posted by A cute girl with awful warts (Hick-town In the middle of somewhere) on 11/26/2006

[YEA]  I have warts on my elbow and they've only reproduced onto my legs and neck. My friend had warts too and he said he'd taken a multi-vitamin everyday and now he's wart-less! I've been taking these vitamins for about a week now and I've already seen great results. I didn't want to have to get them surgically removed so I'm just looking for house-remedies to try. I bet this banana peel will work, I've heard it a lot about it and just now checked this website to confirm what I've heard. Thank you for providing this wonderful information for everybody!

Posted by Thomas (T-R, CANADA)

[YEA]  When I was a kid I had tons of warts on my feet and toes, one day I started to take a multi-vitamin, it's called: VM-75, it's made by the company Solgar, they are awesome I feel great all the time and it has tons of vitamins and minerals and tons of plant extracts that cure many skin problems, after 4 days of this vitamin at supper and breakfast, all my problems went away, I felt great, and ALL my warts went away and never came back. I also take Omega 3 fatty acids with DHA and EPA, helps my skin as well.

Tea Tree Oil   9  0   

Posted by Ew (White Plains, Ny) on 03/14/2011

[YEA]  My 7 year old daughter had a plantars wart on the heel of her foot for over a year. The doctor said it had to be cut out. I was worried about the pain and healing of that, and also that she would have to miss her favorite activities (gymnastics, ice skating, etc. )

Instead I used tea tree oil. Every morning and night I put a band-aid on her wart that had 1 drop of oil on the gauze area. I did the same thing at night and we covered the band-aid with a sock so it didn't come off while she was sleeping.

I had read that if you do this for about 3 weeks the wart will just pop out. Well, I wanted to go for 4 weeks, but after about 3 weeks my daughter said she needed a day off.

That evening I looked at her wart and very gently used my fingernail to see if the wart would come out. It popped right out with absolutely no pain. It left a cone-like hole that looked like it would hurt, but she said she couldn't feel anything.

Over time, the hole closed up. The wart never returned, she didn't miss one day of any of her activities, and there was never any discomfort.

Posted by Mandy
Houston, Texas
[YEA]   Tea tree oil does work on small warts (for me anyway) It would not work on large warts. All I did was apply the oil every night with a Qtip and go to bed, did this a few weeks and the small warts disappeared!

For larger warts I found a solution buy some cheap asprin, smush them up add a drop or two of water to make it a think paste apply this to your wart cover with a bandaide and leave it on for 12 hours. This will kill the wart! I had tried everything, I could and this finally worked. I did this about 2 weeks and then noticed the wart started to change, finally it was going away, I filed the skin that was left on it down and have been wart free for 2 months, and this was a large wart under my finger nail.

GOOD LUCK this will work!!!

Posted by Sandie (Choctaw, Oklahoma) on 07/15/2008

[YEA]  I find that Tea Tree Oil is great for melting away WARTS ! I tried every cure from freezing to duct tape to cut it off with clippers. It always returned. I then tried Tea Tree oil. Would apply with qtip several times a day. I tried to put a bandaid on with the oil, but the oil would just melt the adheshive. In two weeks my wart was gone and never came back. Since then I have tried it on several relatives with the same great result. I am now trying on my sons acne and it seems to be working with no side effects or scaring.

Posted by Sandie (Choctaw, Oklahoma) on 07/15/2008

[YEA]  I find that Tea Tree Oil is great for melting away WARTS ! I tried every cure from freezing to duct tape to cut it off with clippers. It always returned. I then tried Tea Tree oil. Would apply with qtip several times a day. I tried to put a bandaid on with the oil, but the oil would just melt the adheshive. In two weeks my wart was gone and never came back. Since then I have tried it on several relatives with the same great result. I am now trying on my sons acne and it seems to be working with no side effects or scaring.

Posted by Marc (london, UK) on 04/10/2007

[YEA]  tea tree, the fastest and most effective cure for common warts

Posted by Chuck
Dayton, Ohio, Usa
[YEA]   I have used tea tree oil on warts with good results. I use full strength right out of the bottle. The trick is how much and how often to apply. Instead of a q-tip, one of those mini-screwdrivers (like in an eyeglasses repair kit) with a flat blade is a perfect applicator. Just dip in the tt oil and coat the wart only. This minimizes irritation of surrounding areas. I would apply every 2-3 days until resolved.

Posted by Edwina (Lexington, KY) on 12/13/2006

[YEA]  I applied tea tree oil to wart on bottom of son's foot for two weeks, twice a day. When skin had pulled away from wart, and wart was at surface, we soaked foot for about an hour. The wart removed itself from son's foot. We were absolutely amazed! The skin healed back quickly with no scarring. Thank you for making your website available to all for free!

Posted by Wendy (Bedminister)

[YEA]  I too had a wart come up. I used tea tree oil and amazingly it did go away. Wow I was so happen I had the wart for years.

Posted by Sp
Nashville, Tn
[YEA]   Tea Tree Oil vanished the warts that were my fingers. I tried the garlic, banana peel, OTC creams, nothing worked. Then, I tried the tea tree oil; I used full strength 2-3 times daily on the spots and within a week my wart melted away. I then apply the spot once daily for another week to make sure to get rid of any "roots" that's left behind. It has been 2 years now and they are still gone. I only used the tea tree oil for only 2 weeks. They are cheap and very effective.
Hope you have great success with this method.

Tea Tree Oil, DMSO   2  0   

Posted by Loveroftruth (Indiana) on 07/31/2014

[YEA]  Another alternative that even works with planters warts is to use a combination of tea tree oil then DMSO to drive it in deeper applied with a cue tip. The wart will begin to dry. Once it does take a small very sharp pocket knife and scrape off the top layer of dead cells till it feels a bit tender and repeat process until gone. This also takes about two weeks or less.

Posted by Paul (Bloomington, In) on 09/24/2009

I've had planters warts several times in my life. First time I had them I tried having it burnt and cut out by doctors. Strangely not only did this not work it actually increased the size of the wart. I'm not sure how I came up with this method but I have owned two health food stores so I come into quite a bit of misc information from time to time. I heard that tea tree oil helps to eliminate warts so I started to put that on with a cue tip. With the other side I put on DMSO as it has the ability to draw things deep into the skin. After some days the wart whitened and I started the process of scrapping out the dead skin with a sharp knife to get to the live wart below. In less than two weeks the wart was completely gone. I had suffered with this wart for nearly two nears. I started to always wear shower sandals and avoid subsequent infections until about 10 years later when I stopped wearing them for a while and got infected again.

Again I tried the same process of Tea Tree Oil followed by DMSO and periodic scraping and in about two weeks it was gone. It would have taken less time if I added an Indian healing mud called ____which is simply bentonite clay earlier. This wart was a little more stubborn so after the Tree tree and DMSO and scraping I'd apply the mud and leave it on for the night.

I would be very surprised if this did not work for somebody else. The only thing is you have to be diligent. Every day before bed you need to do this process. Yeah its a little pain but it will cost way less than the doctors, and certainly will be less expensive. Most importantly it actually works.

Posted by Mandy
Houston, Texas
3 Posts
[YEA]   I applied tea tree oil to some small warts I had on my arm and they did go away. Over about 2 weeks time. All I did was apply it every night (or every chance I remembered) and they just seemed to disappear! But, if you have a large wart it will not work, or at least it did not with mine.

IF YOU HAVE A LARGE WART LET ME SUGGEST THIS CHEAP TREATMENT!! SO EXCITING BECAUSE IT IS CHEAP AND WORKED!!! OK I had a BIG wart under my finger finger nail, and I applied everything you can imagine to it!!! And nothing worked!! I was so sad, I could not paint my nails, I kept the nail super short... But, I read some where on the internet that if you chrush an asprin and add a tad bit of water to the asprin and make a paste out of it and applied that to your wart and then put a bandaide over it and let it for 12 hours it would get rid of them.. Well I tried it I did it over a week, and I noticed the texture of the wart looked different, and I kid you not, the wart went away.. It just went away.. I used an emery board on some old skin left on it and it has not came back! This was in Febuary 2 months ago! Try it IT WORKS AND I TRIED EVERYTHING!! :D

Tea Tree, Coconut Oil   1  0   

Posted by Kalee (Rice Lake, WI) on 06/20/2009

[YEA]  About 8 months ago I had two warts around and under my pointer and middle finger of my left hand and one on the middle knuckle of my pointer finger on my right hand. I had these warts since I was 16 (I am now 20), so I had them for about 4 years. I had tried many things: Banana peel, duct tape, nail polish, apple cider vinegar, cutting them off, wart remover, freezing them...The list could go on. Some of them decreased the size by a small margin, but barely noticeable. I perform on clarinet and piano, and to have unsightly fingers as mine was embarrassing! Like I said, I tried all those things. I came across the combination of tea tree oil and coconut oil by trial and error. I love this site so when I got fed up with the warts, I came here. I tried tea tree oil on it's own, but it burned my fingers and they turned red and peeled where i had placed the cotton ball. They started going away! But I couldn't stand the burning when I used it. I saw some people used coconut oil on here, so I tried that by itself and it worked a little bit and it healed the burns from the tea tree oil. Then I combined the two and voila! No burns or peeling skin and the warts were gone by the fourth or fifth day of use! What I used was a very small part of a cotton ball with a dab of tea tree oil, then I put a bit of coconut oil on my fingers and wrapped a bandaid around it. Don't use a whole lot of tea tree oil, the piece of cotton should be small enough to fit over the wart, but not much bigger than that. Use more coconut oil than tea tree oil so that the burns won't be that bad. Hope this helps those who can't find a cure like I couldn't!

Thuja   4  2   

Posted by Joseph (Boulder, Colorado) on 02/17/2012

[YEA]  I used thuja oil, otherwise known as cedar oil, to amazing effect on a good-sized wart on my index finger. I am an acupuncturist and warts are anathemic to my practice.... So my wife (who's a great herbalist) suggested thuja. The big caveat here is that thuja is hepato-toxic, will cause harm to your liver if inhaled. The fda took it off the shelves because someone whom was treating a wart beneath his nose died from frequent applications. So with that said, don't inhale it, or ingest it. Apply on wart only, twice a day. My wart began flaking after two applications, then the core actually fell out after 2 days, and has not returned. Have used it on patients to good effect. Plantar warts are deeper and would require longer application.

Posted by Francisca
Zug, Switzerland
803 Posts
Interesting post Joseph. Here in Europe Thuja is often prescribed to patients with warts. It has never worked for me though but I am talking about homeopathy so I suppose there are no gases in it anymore! I think that there is also tincture but as I haven't used it for a number of years I don't know anymore! I do have cedar essential oil, would that work for my last very flat little wart on one of my little fingers? I had the others frozen by the dermatologist, I got fed up of trying all kinds of treatments that never seemed to work! I suppose that it is not the same oil as cedar oil is used in aromatherapy!

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