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Wart Remedies

Petty Spurge (Euphorbia Peplus)  

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Posted by Leanne (Adelaide, Suoth Australia) on 12/16/2010
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My daughter had a number of large warts on her hands which she contracted about 5 years ago. Multiple visits to a doctor for burning, cutting, freezing didn't work. Neither did any of the over the counter remedies. We tried the ACV, the duct tape etc from here. When she used the ACV recommended here, her arm ached unbearably after a day or so of use.

Anyway, I did a little herbal research of my own. Now it's hard to convince a young woman (which she is) that the use of a weed from the garden will eradicate warts, when we had used so many rememdies and medical procedures that had failed. Anyway, the weed from the garden is called Petty spurge (or botanical name Euphorbia Peplus) It is quite widespread here in southern Australia in gardens. It likes damp cool conditions. It is a low growing weed. It is also called Radium weed and can be used similarly for little skin cancers and sun spots. Anyway, when you break the stem of the plant it oozes out a white milky sap, which contains a number of alkaloids.

BIG Warning do not use this plant near your eyes.... It can cause blindness. Likewise do not eat it... Otherwise you'll find out why it's called SSSS... Purge! Anyway rub the sap on the warts and cover them with a bandaid-so you don't touch it and then rub it in your eyes. Do this for a few days and you will see results in a short time. Try not to get it on the good skin around the warts if you can. If the good skin becomes red or sore, discontinue for a few days until the skin heals up again.

For my daughter, it took a couple of weeks to (finally!! ) remove the big warts. We are still doing mop up operations on a couple of little ones which we had ignored while doing the bigger ones, but they too are responding to the weed! There are pictures of the weed on the net, so that you can make sure you find the right one. You can also use a herb (weed in some places) called Greater Celandine, which also has a sap that can be put on the warts. Anyway, good luck to all.


Pickling Vinegar  

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Posted by Colin (Mississauga, Ontario Canada) on 10/18/2006
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I had a wart on my end of my thumb and the root was under my thumnail. I had tried the store remedies but they did not work. I decided to use Pickling Vinegar as apposed to Apple Cider. The reason was that Pickling Vinegar has a higher percentage of Acetic Acid @ 7%. Apple Cider and regular vinegar has only 5%. I placed the vinegar on a small cotton swab, placed it on the wart, then wrapped a few pieces of duct tape over to seal it in and allow not air to get in. I die this ever 2 to 3 days The wart was gone in 10 days. WARNING: The sting and pain I endured from the acidity was very intense for the first 4 days.


Pin Prick Method  

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Posted by Lover Of Truth (In) on 01/10/2016
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Every once in a while I get a plantar wart, I suspect from unclean showers. This can be avoid by cleaning your shower and or wearing slippers. But its hard to be diligent all the time.

Last several times I got a plantar wart, I tried a new revolutionary method that just came to me. I know that getting rid of warts in large part is an immune system thing. I figured if I could get my immune system to recognize it it would take care of itself.

So I sterilized a pin and poked myself deep past the wart layer till I could feel some pain. This told me I had reached under the wart. I did this a few more times spaced out over a period of some days. Within a relatively short period of time my wart went away.

Plantar warts can be hard to see accounting for their location, but you can tell they are there as when they get bad enough they start to hurt your foot when you walk. I'm happy to report I'm now pain free. :0)


Potatoes  

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Posted by Sayward (Columbia City, Indiana, Usa) on 10/25/2012
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(I'm sorry, I've been a fan of the site for a couple years, and just now have something to add. I'm not sure if this is even how to go about submitting my information, so sorry if it's extra work for someone.)

About 7 years ago I bought a pair of flip-flops from a dollar store and wore them the whole summer. Problem is that the thong portion had a rather nasty plastic seam, which cut my first toe.

My toe healed, and I went about my life. About 2 years later, I discovered what I thought to be a corn on my toe. I'm not one for doctors, so I just let it be. But it grew. And it grew. And it grew. Then it began to spread.

5 years after it's appearance, I went to the doctor for a completely unrelated issue. In passing, I asked the doctor about my 'corn'. He looked at it, said "It'll hurt if I cut it out. " and left.

Turns out it was a humongus nasty ugly plantars wart. Which by the time your site allowed me to discover the grisly fact, it had multiplied to both feet and 3 toes.

Apple cider vineger didn't do a dang thing. Nor did banana peels, peroxide, nail polish, wart removers or duct tape.

I became rather ashamed of my toe. Until recently. When, thanks to my loving boyfriend, I discovered the hot ticket. POTATO PEEL. Yup. You heard right. I took a small peeling of a potato and taped it onto my foot, changing the peel every day.

After 7 years and multiple dime sized warts, my toe looks just as beautiful as it did before I bought those cheap sandals. No pain, no burning, no problems.

Replied by Art
Tustin, Ca. Usa
10/25/2012

Sayward, I was wondering how long your potato peel method took to get rid of your warts? Thank you for posting your wart remedy. Art


Posted by Denise (Arlington, VA) on 03/26/2009
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For warts use a raw potato piece and rub it directly on the wart. It will turn black disappear within days..!!!


Posted by Barbara (Oldsmar, Fl) on 07/19/2008
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Rubbing the cut edge of a fresh white potatoe onto a planters wart on the sole of my daughter's foot about twice a day eliminated the wart within 2 or 3 days.We stored the potatoe we used in the refrigerator in saran wrap and then just cut off a thin slice from the previously cut edge and threw that slice away before rubbing the freshly cut edge on the potatoe. My stepfather, a country barber had heard about this remedy from some farmers in his shop. No pain whatsoever!


Posted by Irene (Hermosa, SD) on 10/31/2007
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I used to have warts on the back of both hands. One day someone said to soak raw potato in white vinegar and then put on wart. Do this for 3-7 days and the wart will come off. It worked great and has for a number of others I have shared with. Make sure the potato covers only the wart or your skin will get burned. Potato only needs to soak for an hour or so


Posted by Scott (Weaverville, NC)
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I had hundreds of small warts, on my hands, and fingers. Also plantars warts the size of quarters on the bottom of each foot. I cut a small piece off of the top of a potatoe, and rubbed it on my warts several times a day, or whenever I had the notion. I wrapped the potatoe in cellophane, and put it in the fridge, for the next use. I did this for a few weeks, then one day, to my surprise, I woke up, and ALL of my warts had disappeared. Gone, just like they disappeared overnight.


Radish  

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Posted by Theresa (Starbuck, MN)
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Radishes used the same as the banana peel get the same results!


Red Wine Vinegar  

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Posted by Kari (Vancouver, Canada) on 04/24/2007
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This is unbelievable, but I've had as awful wart on my cheek for 14 years!! I actually didn't know what it was for quite sometime, because I was so used to it. I tried Red Wine Vinegar on a cottonball, left it on for 10 hours, and it's already black and shriveled!! Only after 1 day! I'm in shock! It's totally on the outs!!!


Salicylic Acid  

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Posted by Nadia Jovanovic (Chicago, Illinois) on 07/12/2008
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Hello, I swear my life on this treatment. As a teenager i had only one wart . Really annoying i thought but was able to live with it. Couple of years later though the warts started spreading. You can imagine how embarrassing it was since they became quite visible.
My grandmas sister told me to put salicylic acid and to tomato on the warts and wrap them up. I did that twice a day putting generous amounts of acid on each wart and a peace of tomato. A week latter imagine my surprise THEY WERE GONE!!!!Have not had them since and I can tell you I had tried everything including burning with the really painful liquid nitrogen. It is a bit of a challenge to buy salicylic acid but you can definitely find it online if not in you local pharmacy. Good luck!!!


Posted by Patti (Canton, Ohio) on 11/27/2007
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Remedy to kill plantar wart on foot. Ten years ago my son had a large plantar wart on the bottom of his foot so I decided to play Dr. and see what happened. The remedy I used is to soak the foot in very warm water (for about 15 minutes) right before bed, dry the foot completely, scrape top of wart gently with a knife, apply alcohol and let dry, apply any drugstore wart remover solution and let it dry, apply a bandaid, wrap in duct tape. Leave on until the following night and repeat nightly for six weeks. This remedy cured my sons plantar wart and it never came back! We were amazed. Consistancy is the key for success in using this remedy. This remedy can also be done immediately after the bath. Hope this remedy helps.


Posted by Moe (Salt Lake City, Utah, USA) on 05/05/2007
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I removed a wart with Salicycle Acid found over-the-counter at any drug store. The problem is that the acid creates a callous over the wart so one must continually wear down the callous and wart using a callous file or pumous stone before each acid application 3 or 4 times per day. Use the stone or file wet before each acid application. Eventaully, one will arrive at the root of the wart but continue the applications for another few days until there is no sign of the wart and there is no pain when you apply pressure to the area. It took me about 1 week to become wart free.


Salt  

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Posted by Vicki (Broken Arrow, Ok) on 04/26/2012
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We removed a plantar wart from my preteen's foot with regular iodized table salt--the kind you get from the supermarket for less than 50 cents a canister. We had tried duct tape, ACV and banana peels, and the latter two did very clearly affect the wart, but it stubbornly remained. I did not wish to take my son to the doctor to have his wart frozen off, only to return, or cut out. After reading a suggestion here on Earth Clinic, we began soaking the affected part of his foot in a salt slurry for 10-20 minutes every day that we remembered or could get to it. It was very helpful to relieve his pain, and the wart became more black and scablike. After about 3 weeks of soaking, one evening my son's foot itched. He scratched at it absently, and a little cone-shaped piece of flesh (the wart) fell off in his hand. He had an equally tiny, cone-shaped indention in his foot with a little red dot at the bottom of it. We soaked his foot in the salt slurry a couple days more, just to make sure that little red dot could make no progress on any sinister intentions, but 4 months later, my son is still wart-free.

The salt slurry was never carefully measured -- just a little pile of salt poured onto a dish, with enough water to get it to the consistence of mud.


Posted by Sherryt123 (Rome, Ny) on 11/21/2011

I tried everything to try and get rid of plantar warts. I started out with 2 right next to each other on my right foot. They gradually spread and I had about 9 of them in different areas on my foot. They were very painful and annoying. I tried apple cider vinegar, duct tape, all of the home remedies, nothing worked. Then, while on vacation to the seashore I noticed that after wading in the ocean that my foot hardly hurt at all and the warts had shrunk down. I thought about this for a few days and after getting home I deduced that it must be the salt in the sea water that was affecting the warts. After I took a shower and turned off the water I took some regular old iodized table salt and sprinkled a generous amount in the just damp tub. I then rubbed my foot all in the salt, grinding it as much as possible. After a few minutes of this I rinsed off the salt.

After a day or two of doing this I noticed that the warts were shrinking and didn't hurt. I kept this up, just once a day with my morning shower and am happy to say that ALL of the warts are gone!!!! It took a few weeks for the pits where the warts were to heal over but they are completely gone now. I do the salt treatment a few times a week just to make sure they stay away. Simple, cheap and effective... Common table salt!! Try it, I swear it works!!!

Replied by Francisca
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
11/21/2011

Hi, I saw this suggestion in a book I have about salt. I have to say that I tried it on a little wart on my hand a couple of times but I never saw any difference. I tried rock salt, not refined, maybe that would have made a difference. In the meanwhile I went to the doctor who froze three I had on my leg and took out the one of my hand too. I hope they don't come back...



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