Natural Remedies for Plantar Warts (Verrucas)

Lugol's Iodine
Posted by Liv (Bonn, Germany) on 07/01/2018
5 out of 5 stars

Lugol's Iodine for Stubborn Warts

I had a really nasty plantar wart on the ball of my foot for 5+ years. I tried many many things to get rid of it and nothing worked (prescription and natural remedies), and was contemplating having it cut out because it was very painful. Then I read somewhere on the net that Lugol's iodine worked. I scrubbed the wart down in the shower with a pumice stone till it bled a bit, then put a big drop of iodine on the wart and let it fully soak in, then covered it with duct tape. I did this repetitively every 3ish days and after about 3 weeks, the wart turned black and then fell out a few days later. It was really like a miracle after years of annoyance.. If it worked for me, I'm sure it will work for you! Probably a bit more powerful than ACV and banana skin methods I reckon. Best of luck to you:)

Tea Tree and Frankincense Essential Oil
Posted by Mama To Many (Tn) on 05/12/2018
5 out of 5 stars

I am very happy to report victory over a very stubborn plantar wart.

Over the winter my son showed me a large plantar wart on the bottom of his foot. He hadn't mentioned it, not knowing what it was, but it hurt and he was on his feet a lot at work. He said it felt like he had a pebble in his boot.

Since we cured a small wart on my daughter's finger with just a few applications of 25% oregano oil I tried that first. Every night. For weeks, to no avail.

I checked EC for remedies and picked a mixture of crushed aspirin with castor oil paste. I love aspirin and castor oil and was sure this would work. I treated him every night for many weeks with this; I left it on as a poultice. And while it softened the wart and reduced pain during the day, it wasn't curing the wart.

I switched to the banana peel remedy since it is so very popular at Earth Clinic. I scraped the inside of a banana peel and placed it on the wart every night and covered it with a bandaid. I did this for weeks. It wasn't helping... or at least, it wasn't curing. He felt like what I was doing helping, but it wasn't getting rid of the wart!

Finally I tried tea tree and frankincense essential oil, one drop of each on the wart, each night. I did this for a few weeks every night. And suddenly we were seeing improvement. It didn't look 100% but he said it was better. That was weeks ago. Tonight I checked and his foot is totally healed.

That wart took months to heal. My son thought that everything helped some, but it was those two essential oils that did the trick! If I didn't have frankincense, I would have used just tea tree as it seems to work for many people.

~Mama to Many~

Cinnamon Oil
Posted by Anita (Corpus Christi, Tx) on 01/31/2018 3 posts
5 out of 5 stars

I had a blister on my toe that, after it popped, allowed the Plantar Wart virus to set up. I had never had a Plantar Wart before and I tried every natural way to rid myself of it for a year. I read that certain essential oils would kill the virus and tried several different oils in several different ways to no avail. What finally worked was cassia (cinnamon) oil.

I took most of the cotton off of a cotton swab and kept it, a pocket knife and the cassia oil next to my shower. After a bath or shower I would scrape as much of the plantar wart off of my skin as I could. Not cutting, just scraping! The wart virus seems to protect itself with the mound of dead skin it piles on top of itself (my theory). After scraping any dead skin I could off, I would then put just enough cassia oil on the cotton swab to cover the wart (because cassia oil can irritate your skin) and I would PUSH the swab and cassia oil down on the wart kind of hard for a minute. I did this every day for two weeks and the wart got smaller and smaller until it was gone. My toe is completely normal again.

Remember, the key to most of the remedies on Earth Clinic is to be consistent! If you are going to do it, give it time to work. Don't do something one day and then say it doesn't work! You have to give your body the stuff it needs and the time to heal! Godspeed!

Vitamin D3
Posted by Hound (California) on 01/18/2018
5 out of 5 stars


Took 10,000 iu of Vitamin D3 and nit iced they were all gone within 1 month. Plantars Warts 100% gone, never came back. Prior I had them for 9 years and tried every thing even taping Apple Cider Vinegar on cotton balls for months, did every wart killer, nothing worked until vitamin d3. I continue to take 10000 IU of d3 daily, strong believer in it for immunity.

Banana Peel
Posted by Rross (Sydney, Australia ) on 10/13/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Eliminate Sugar
Posted by Erin (Alberta) on 08/03/2017

Er, not necessarily. It could simply suggest that the person's immune system had a boost from removing the inflammation-causing sugars. Plantar warts are a known virus--HPV. Medical scientists have known this for a long time. If it is a parasite that caused the wart, then it's not a wart. All warts are due to viruses, according to the literature.

Eliminate Sugar
Posted by Cindy (Illinois, Usa) on 04/14/2017 403 posts

Whoa! That suggests it's actually a parasite of some kind - very interesting!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jon (Winterfell) on 04/04/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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.

Vitamin D3
Posted by Hound (California) on 04/01/2017
5 out of 5 stars

I had 3 plantars warts I had tried to get rid of for 10 years. I froze them off, used salicylic acid, compound w, slept for months with apple cider vinegar on cotton balls taped on the areas of the foot. Then, I found out I my serum D levels were 29 ng/ml.

I started taking 10,000 IU of Vitamin D3 daily. Within a month, the plantars warts were gone.

Sweet Flag Herb
Posted by Murugasamy (Kuwait ) on 02/08/2017
5 out of 5 stars

Dear Friends,

I suffered with plantar wart in my right plantar for about 1 year, I was trying ACV, but it didn't work out.Then I started to cut the wart area often and I applied hot jaggary syrup, this method somewhat worked for me, however my plantar wart was not completely cured. It reduced only pain. I tried another method, that is the sweet flag ( in tamil, its called vasambu ), I burnt the sweet flag and I applied its charcoal over the wart area for about 2 weeks, what a surprise my plantar wart completely disappeared now.

Aspirin and Fish Oil
Posted by Let It Go (Los Angeles, California) on 01/21/2017 10 posts
5 out of 5 stars

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 Peel
Posted by Elaine (Nashville, Tn) on 01/07/2017
5 out of 5 stars

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!

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Ana (Miami Fl.) on 12/15/2016

For plantar warts, the answer is hot water. Put your feet in hot water everyday for 20 minutes. they will disappear. I read that and I did it. It worked.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Allisonxo (Qld) on 12/13/2016
0 out of 5 stars

Can someone help me! I have plantars warts on my foot and it's underneath my pinkie toe and the one next to it! I have been doing the ACV and duct tape for two days and the wart is still hard and I'm in a lot of pain?! Is this meant to be happening? And since I'm having this stinging pain should I carry on the process?

Clove Oil, DMSO, Garlic, Colloidal Silver
Posted by Wart Go Away (Greenville, Sc) on 12/12/2016
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My boyfriend had a nasty plantar wart on the bottom of his foot for MONTHS. I urged him gently to go to the derm to get it frozen off, because it freaky hurt him and his job requires standing all day. His mom, a RN and strong believer in natural homeopathic remedies gave him clove oil, DMSO, and garlic to use. He'd tape the garlic sliver on the way during the day for a few hours, let it be, then apply DMSO and clove oil a couple times during the afternoon and evening before bed. The wart turned black, then about a week and a half after consistent use, it fell out! It left a hole in his foot from where it fell out, so we used colloidal silver to help in skin repair. It's been a week and his foot is almost perfect!

So now I'm using DMSO with tea tree oil to get rid of two warts on the same finger. I'm on day two of two applications under a bandaid and they're already drying out. I've had luck with just tea tree oil in the past with ridding a wart on my knee, but it took a couple months. So I hope the dmso will make it go away faster!

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Nicholas (Edison, Nj) on 08/27/2016
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I had a plantar wart on my clavicle. Never had one before. Waited three weeks for it to heal on its own. Then I placed on it cotton soaked with hydrogen peroxide twice a day, in the morning and in the evening. Kept it there with masking tape. It healed in about 10 days.

Sulfur and Duct Tape
Posted by Patricia (New Jersey) on 07/02/2016
5 out of 5 stars

The duct tape worked for my daughter's plantar wart too. She was only 8 at the time and I was afraid foot doctor methods would be painful. I read on another site to dab it with sulfur powder and cover with duct tape. It took two months because we didn't do it every day but it was pain-free and never came back. And cheaper than the doctor.

Banana Peel
Posted by Ian (Maui, Hawaii) on 06/29/2016
5 out of 5 stars

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 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.

Eliminate Sugar
Posted by Littlewing (Boston) on 06/24/2016
5 out of 5 stars

Years ago I had plantar warts all over my feet. They were gross and I remember once going tubing down the Saco in Maine and being so embarrassed because everyone could see them. And to top it off they're so painful. I had a surprise cure for mine. I gave up refined sugar completely for another reason altogether and a by-product of that is every single one of the warts disappeared in a matter of a month and never came back.

Grapefruit Seed Extract
Posted by Wartsbgone (Minneapolis) on 06/21/2016
4 out of 5 stars

Grapefruit Seed Extract (GSE) applied directly to a wart, topped with GSE on the cotton of a bandaid, and secured by athletic tape was the painless and easy remedy for a thumb on one son's thumb and plantar warts on my other son's feet. Duct tape was too much of a pain and was too obvious.

My 7 yo son developed a pea-sized wart on palm side of his thumb. I just put a few drops of GSE on it and made sure to keep it covered 24/7 with a bandaid and that's all it took. After the core turned black and was removed with tweezers, we continued to put GSE in the hole where the wart was until it filled in, so maybe a week or so? No pain and no scar and it's been over a year with no return.

Plantar warts have been a much harder process. Almost two months ago, my other son told me his feet hurt. I took a look and there were clusters of small to large plantar warts on both feet. I think he got them from the locker room floor at school since I've learned that several of his friends also have them. I'm not sure if it is because there were so many or if it's because plantar warts are so difficult to treat, but it's been about 6 weeks since I first started putting GSE on them and he's finally down to 2 as of tonight. To be honest, there were so many and it took quite awhile to clean, treat, and bandage his feet that I wasn't very consistent during the first 3-4 weeks or so and I'm sure that had a lot to do with the slow progress during that time. About two weeks ago I realized summer was pretty much here and he couldn't go barefoot anywhere, so I got serious and filed off as much of the top layer of each wart as I could without hurting him. (I immediately threw the callous file away since it was contagious.) Then I slathered the entire area with GSE and let it sit for a few minutes and put several drops GSE on the cotton part of several bandaids and covered the entire. Then I secured the whole area with athletic tape on top of the bandaids to make sure it stayed put until the next night. This had an immediate effect and the largest one was almost gone within the week. That foot completely cleared a few days ago and the holes are almost filled back in with healthy skin already. Now I'm just down to two small ones under his other toe. I'll keep at it every day and both feet should be completely clear within a few more days. I think more than anything, filing the top layer off and consistent treatment with plenty of GSE and covering the entire area is what made the difference. So thankful this is a painless remedy since I had a friend get hers burned off and she was in so much pain that she had trouble walking for over a week - and they are already starting to return and it's been less than a year!

Pros: no pain, no scars, natural, warts don't seem to come back if treated uncovered for a bit after wart removed and healthy skin is present

Cons: can take awhile, daily treatment is time consuming on a large area like feet, have to keep bandaged during treatment

PS. Don't forget to wear clean socks at ALL times and sanitize the shower floor after EACH use to prevent spreading the virus to healthy skin and/or other people.

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