I came to this site hoping to find a cure for some plantar warts that I have been suffering from for sometime now. A few are clustered together close to the inside heel of each foot. After using over the counter treatments, they would kind of callus over, never really going completely away, and then reappear again, only to look and hurt worse then they did previously. I really was at my "warts" end with these things. They truly hurt! When my feet hurt - I hurt all over!!! Anyway, I decided to try the aloe vera remedy, seeing as how I had a big Aloe plant in my window. I also had some Apple Cidar Vinegar but other people on here had mentioned they tried applying it directly to the wart, and it hurt like heck!!! I didn't want any further pain on top of the pain I was already feeling!
I always knew aloe was great for burns but never heard about using it for warts. This past Friday, my feet were killing me from bearing down on these warts. I couldn't walk! They were very tender to the touch. I was walking with my heels up in the air! "High-heeled" tennis shoes! On Friday - My pain gauge (ON scale of 1 to 10)... was a "10" before using the Aloe.
Well, I cleaned up the wound, scraped off some white blistery stuff that had formed I think, from using some over the counter stuff - it looked like a blister anyways, but I scraped that off until I could see some skin underneath. I split open one of the aloe vera leaves, rubbed the inside juicy part all over the wart area; It actually felt very soothing to the touch. I even took a good-sized clump of the gel, and lay in directly on top of the wart, covered it with a bandage and left it alone uintil Saturday. It was still painful to walk on. By Saturday. Pain scale was around "7". Still hurt but much better than Fridays pain gauge! I could (almost) walk normal, putting some pressure down on my feet. Did same thing - cleaned and gelled the area of the warts. I could tell - my feet were starting to feel better already. I might add that I did have a lot of redness and a red streak around the warts when I first started. That is a sign of infection! By Saturday, the redness was almost gone, and no red streak going out the side of it.! It really looked quite better in a days time. By Saturday night, the pain scale was down to about a "5". I doctored it again, the same way, before going to bed. By Sunday - Pain scale is a BIG NUMBER "1"! Almost "0" pain, but still just a wee bit tenderness. The redness is completely gone as well! I was actually walking normal again. I was so excited that my feet didn't hurt when I walked - I started cleaning the house! I had never been so excited about doing anything in my life! My feet were pain-free! My warts are on their way out, thanks to the Aloe Vera. which I will continue to use until they are completely gone.
I did read several explanations as to why I would get plantar warts, one being that they stem from a virus, and another that I read, could be caused from low potassium levels. Not sure what the total truth is, but I lean towards the latter because I was potassium deficient. It's interesting to read how the treatments for plantar warts call for using potassium rich ingredients such as; Bananas, Apple Cidar Vinegar, and even Aloe as the cure. These are all potassium enriched! Could there be some truth in that after all?
I might add that, from Friday on, I downed half a bottle of the Apple Cidar Vinegar.... I usually just take a couple tablespoons a day (and, I hadn't even been taking the ACV on a daily basis for a while now), but thought maybe I needed more potassium in my system...(and I don't like bananas! ), soooooo now I am wonderin', was it the high dose of my ACV that cured my warts so quickly or was it the Aloe... or maybe... both??? I was really, really overdosing on the "potassium" this past week-end! It is now Monday, and as of this writing my feet are feeling/looking wonderful!!!! Thank you to everyone who posts these wonderful, natural, healthy remedies on this website! I love to brag about this website every chance I get!
This is not a soak, but to attest to other healing benefits of ACV as an ingested first thing upon waking, 30 minute before food application.
I had a planter's wart on my right foot and one cropping up (pun intended) on my left foot that people told me to use the foot soak for, but I also heard you could drink it in the morning. I chose the ingested option for more additional benefits.
They call for a spoonful or two (buy the one with “the mother” in it) that can be diluted with water if you find the taste too harsh to deal with. I just swig mine straight and get the “WHY???” face, for the brave at stomach. In about a month all of the planter's warts had disappeared off of my feet!!!
Apple Cider Vinegar
Guys, I had a plantars wart for years that I picked up in the gym. After spending thousands on medicines, pulse dye laser and other "cures" I decided to try the Apple cider vinegar with the (mothers) brand. Now I used this brand because I heard it worked best and it was only 5 bucks. After about a month of strict use and slowly and carefully shaving it down with a razor blade the whole wart came off like a little dark nub. I have been wart free for over a year. Yes it will sting like a mother, but guys I promise if you do it add maintain a strict regimen it might work for you. It worked for me and I was desperate.
Apple Cider Vinegar
I had a large, painful wart on the bottom of my toe. I used apple cider vinegar. I placed a cotton ball with Apple Cider Vinegar on my toe and secured it with medical tape, replacing it daily. After about 3 days it turned black so I filed it down. There were dead, black veins sticking out of the wart. I did take a break for two days. The wart was very deep and it did begin to get sore. I then continued treatment and the wart was gone in 2 weeks. It has not returned and did not scar. I have tried freezing and wart removal liquids that did not work. From now on, I will only use ACV.
So I had plantar wart on my foot for about 7 years. I spend several hundred dollars on it by going to the doctor to freeze it off six times, buying expensive essential oils, over the counter wart stuff, tried duct tape, apple cider vinegar, even used nail polish. Nothing-it would annoy my skin, but wart was happy and well...As a matter of fact it started growing babies on the sides. I decided to just live with it. Then I read about aspirin/fish oil remedy and since I had both at home, I tried it. I couldn't believe it, but I knew my warts were gone after about 3 days, however I kept taping mixture on for a week, just to be sure.
This is what I did -
I put one or two drops of water on aspirin tablet (regular, no coating) to soften it, then put a bit of fish oil - I opened capsule. Mixed it, and put some on each wart, and taped it with a bandaid, and then used medical tape on top as band aids are usually worthless on their own. Then I put sock on just to make sure it stayed on well. I kept it on day and night (and put fresh after shower), although people who used it before me did just nights. It didn't hurt, but it did itch. That was several years ago, and wart didn't come back. So after trying all those things, solution was in my cabinet all the time...
Banana peels work! I first tried OTC freeze products and that did diddly...several brands! Tried applying those for longer periods of time/nope. Next I broke down and went to the podiatrist who over the course of three sessions used acid or later and that didn't remove it either. Then via this website I tried ACV which burned if left on too long and I need breaks in the treatment as my skin was too irritated so in the long run I gave up on that although it did get rid of some of it.
Finally via this website, I tried the banana peels because everyone seemed to say it worked. Well, it did and there was no pain. I left it on my foot overnight and reapplied as needed.
I had a plantar wart on the bottom of my foot for a long time. It slowly grew to be the size of a dime and started to bother me when I walked so I couldn't ignore it any longer. I first tried applying lugol's iodine to it every day, 5%. I held a soaked qtip on the wart. It seemed like it was working but very slowly. Then I read about banana peel on Earth Clinic and was very skeptical, but decided to try that next.
I cut a small piece of banana peel off and applied it to the bottom of my foot with a bandaid and a piece of duct tape over the bandaid. I did this in the morning and walked around in sandals so the banana peel was literally being smushed into the wart with all my weight. I kept it on a few hours but it disintegrates pretty fast when you apply weight and the bandaid/duct tape peels off after some time. It shrank 50% in 2 days. Every night I used a pumice stone to the area and gave it a vigorous scrub, removing as much skin as possible. By day 4, it was gone.
So easy. Who would have thought? Must be Potassium in the banana peel that kills it so fast? I think anyone who has a wart should try the banana peel remedy first and not waste time with other remedies.
My 5 year old had planters warts that we picked up at a splash pad. They were painful and irritating. We tried the salicylic acid patches ( compound w) for two boxes and the warts were still holding on. After much research on natural remedies I decided to try banana peel.
Every night we cut a piece of peel to fit the warts and covered with bandaids and a sock. A couple days a week we put a drop of tea tree essential oil on the banana peel. They started dying immediately and are now completely gone and healed, as if nothing ever happened. Seriously, Banana peel cures warts. It's amazing.
I was horrified last week to find a plantar wart on my foot. Rather than resorting to some scary surgical procedure, I bought a bulk box of bandaids and resigned myself to spending months, taping pieces of banana skin to the wart every night.
After just 3 nights, I was cleaning off black banana goo from the wart area with a cotton swab, and a chunk of the wart dropped out. It may even be the whole thing. I cleaned with peroxide the crater it left and smeared some more banana around for good measure, before taping on 2 more bandaids from my huge supply.
Banana peel works best for plantar warts. I had a wart that kept coming back despite continuous painful freezing, cortisone shots, surgery, etc., and I could not wear regular shoes or sandals. I don't even like bananas, but the peel has medicinal properties. Cut a piece of the peel and place it over the wart and secure with bandaids or stretchy medical tape. Leave it on overnight or wear it during the day. It is painless and the wart will shrink and disappear!
Well, I finally got around to treating a plantar wart on the side of my heel that has not been annoying enough to tackle until I had a little time on my hands to devote to some detox protocols and cleanses. The wart has been out of sight out of mind kind of thing, and its not massive but its pretty well entrenched put it that way like a hard white bump. I was going to go the ACV route as - thanks to Earthclinic- this is a staple in the house for some time and I'm convinced of its great therapeutic qualities. Burn that sucker out the natural way.
But after reading the banana peel reviews I thought I would try it first. Give it a week or two and if not just switch to ACV. But my 3rd day in and I can say that the banana peel method is ...miraculous, I'm just not sure how else to describe it!
Based on the reviews, after washing the wart and a quick rinse of hydrogen peroxide, I have been cutting a small square of fresh banana peel and taping it onto the wart with a regular bandaid and then covered the whole thing with a 4" x 4" waterproof plaster to hold in place. Once in morning and once in evening.
The first night I could actually feel it tingling, drawing the wart out! And after just ONE night the wart was brought out of hiding it all its hideous spidery gunky blackness. Unbelievable. 3rd day on and I have filed the wart down with an emory board and got rid of a lot of black crap encircling the "black hole".
So I can add to the treasure trove of reviews and maybe one point that might be helpful is how the process makes you realize that while even just wart may seem "dormant" and maybe not even that bothersome, the underlying reality that the banana peel brings out really makes one think how it must be affecting one's general health and vitality? The only way I can compare it is to a root canal. The immune system is constantly having to contain it. There is probably the virus elsewhere in the body but is a wart "ground zero"?. Also, the process has really renewed my faith in a spiritual way, funny as it sounds. There is really nothing to fear as we are provided with so many methods of natural healing. I look at the humble banana in a new light. What other qualities does it have in that peel...how is it working...sure it is the potassium or whatever, but I am contemplating it more in terms of something like an essence, a flower essence of the plant's devic properties. In the banana's case, we have a tough fibrous outer skin with an inner transition layer that is designed to protect and develop the inner fruit against all invaders until the fruit is ready to serve its purpose....reminds me of placenta and how it can be placed over burn victims. Well as you can tell it has really made me think about far more than just a "wart".
And this is just ONE plant!! Here in Maui there is a big push for replacing all the sugar cane with legalized hemp production and we are all starting to realize the great benefits of that plant...thanks Earthclinic and I hope to see the legal non-psychadelic hemp products featured more and more along with other remedies not yet fully remembered or realized.
Amazing! My 5 year old son was suffering from a wart on his big toe & after trying several other things it started to get infected so I tried the banana peel remedy & it worked!
I left it on for 2 days (infection healed) & then took it off & left it alone for about a week hoping it would fall off. After 7 days it was still there (black & looked dead) so as I shaved it down a little to put another banana peel on, it fell off! Perfect pink skin underneath!
Hope this helps someone! Especially children! A simple banana could save the child & parent so much trouble! Thank you all for posting!
I got this painful plantar wart on the sole of my left foot last Nov 2015. The first dermatologist thought it was just a corn and treated it in a wrong way which it gotten worse. I consulted different dermatologist and told me that it was an infected viral plantar wart so he did a cryocautery procedure and salicylic acid but nothing happened for almost 2 months and it gotten worse and became more painful. He told me the root of the wart should be removed so he did an electrocautery procedure where the anesthesia injection is the most painful injection I have ever experienced. It became better for 2 months but I can still feel some pain when walking.
I came back to the doctor for followup checkup and he told me it is getting better but needs to cryocautery again which is really painful. On the 2nd day the wart became swollen and painful again so I decided to look for alternative remedies on the net and I found this site.
I tried the Banana Peel procedure mentioned here. Every night I will clean the surface of the wart then will rub the inside of banana peel on the infected wart. I took a small piece, stuck it over the wart and covered it with a bandage tape. The next day is like a miracle the swollen and the pain of the wart have lessen. I continued using banana peel even on the day while at work. In just a week the pain is completely disappeared. I can walk better now. I should have known this procedure before.
I spent more than 300 dollars on the Doctors and wart treatment is not covered in my health insurance even if it is infected and painful.
I want to thank God for helping me to find this site and thanks to all of you.
I would definitely recommend this for anyone with warts.
I can't believe this! My son had an incredibly large plantar wart on the side of his big toe for YEARS. It was huge, hideous, and ugly. It hurt him a lot when he wore skates to play ice hockey, and no amount of padding helped. Duct tape didn't work to get rid of it, visits to a podiatrist didn't work to get rid of it, Compound W didn't work to get rid of it. I told him about the banana peel cure and he looked at me like I was crazy, but reluctantly agreed to try it.
The wart died in FOUR days! He just took a fresh piece of peel and kept that one piece on for four days straight, not understanding that it was to be changed every day. When he took the peel off, the wart was pitch black. He scraped the black stuff off, washed the area, and let it air out. He told me, I think the wart is dead, and I said...no way, it can't have worked that quickly...put another banana peel on it. He said no...let's wait a couple of days - this wart is dead. I said ok, and promptly forgot all about it. After about a week, I remembered, and said, hey...let's see the wart. He showed me his feet, and I couldn't remember which foot the wart was on...both big toes were the same! The wart had totally disappeared. He was SO happy. And so was I. Thank you so much!
My 10 year old daughter has had verrucas on her feet for at least 2-3 years which just kept spreading.
I tried all the usual over the counter remedies but nothing helped. In fact, they were making her feet sore.
I then read about the benefits of borax here at Earth Clinic, so I decided to try it.
I made my daughter a foot bath with 1/4 cup of borax dissolved in some boiling water in a washing up bowl, then topped up with cold water until it was cool enough to put her feet in it. So the water was warm but not too hot. She soaked her feet for 30-40 minutes. I did this every evening for a week.
After a few days I could already see an improvement. Her feet were no longer sore. The verrucas had stopped spreading and the smaller ones were starting to reduce. After a week I just did a maintenance foot bath once or twice a week. After a month the verrucas have all gone and the holes left are healing.
My daughter is so grateful. Her feet are the best I've seen them in ages.
I have also had a couple of borax foot baths myself as I have had a fungal toenail for over 10 years. Sure enough it's on the mend now.
Thank you Earth Clinic!