Natural Remedies

Wart Remedies

| Modified on Aug 11, 2023
Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Wendy (Wisconsin USA) on 08/07/2023
5 out of 5 stars

I had warts on my hands in the past and using topical thuja with a bandaid changing it twice a day got rid of them.

Now I had a wart on my toe and one on my finger. The thuja wasn't working so I gave ACV a try. Small piece of a cotton ball with ACV taped with a bandaid or medical tape. Changed in the morning and evening. Within a couple days the warts would turn black. I picked the black part off and kept applying ACV. Sometimes it would BURN really bad but put up with it cause it's working.

It did take a month or so to get rid of the finger one completely. it would turn black and I would peel it off. Give it a break from ACV and if it still grew back I'd do it again.

the toe one took a lot longe. Probably about 9 months to get rid of. I kept putting ACV on it for a few months then gave it break for probably a month. Went back at it and then it was finally gone after another couple weeks or so.

IT WORKS! I'm telling you. You just gotta stay consistent. Keep killing it with the ACV until you're sure it's really dead. The black might just fall off on its own or I guess you could pick it out like I did. Not sure if that's recommended tho.

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Not a farmer (Off the farm) on 07/22/2023

I have used molasses quite a bit and still have warts. What brand? Sulfured or unsulfured?

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Leanne (White Rock, BC) on 07/16/2023
5 out of 5 stars

Yes Blackstrap molasses works on warts. When I was a young child my mother gave us 1 tablespoon a day. We would have it in milk. My mother got this idea because we would give our cows a molasses block to rid them of warts. It works and you're welcome everyone!

Blackstrap Molasses
Posted by Leanna (BC) on 07/16/2023
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Yes, Blackstrap molasses works on warts. When I was a young child my mother gave us 1 tablespoon a day. We would have it in milk. My mother got this idea because we would give our cows a molasses block to rid them of warts. It works!

Sow Thistle Plant
Posted by Pebbles (NSW, Australia ) on 05/15/2023
5 out of 5 stars

After years of trying various remedies (banana peel, ACV, tea tree oil, coconut oil, caster oil etc) for a stubborn wart on my toe, I tried the white sap from the common weed sow thistle. I applied the sap daily for a month; the wart has completely gone!

Hydrogen Peroxide
Posted by Lisa Ann (California) on 05/09/2023
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I'm so glad for this website where we can share helpful information!

For many years, I had a wart on my upper lip. I thought it was a mole until one day, in the mid 1990s, I used a magnifying mirror to take a close look at it. Yikes!

So I searched online for a natural remedy. Some website (kind of like this one) had many posts from people who'd gotten rid of warts, most using vinegar, which was reportedly quick, but could be painful, and could leave a crusty black scab for a few days. But one post was about using hydrogen peroxide, just the regular 3% type (not food grade), available back then in any drug store. It would take longer, but no crusty black scab and no pain. So I tried it.

I set a bottle of hydrogen peroxide next to my computer, applied it twice a day with a Q-tip, and letting it dry. Every few days, the top layer of the wart would turn white and peel off. After about 6 weeks, the wart was gone and has never come back. There was never any pain. The wart disappeared completely and left my lip looking perfectly normal.

Ascorbic Acid in Coconut Oil
Posted by SE (Singapore) on 05/03/2023
5 out of 5 stars

Wart on ear lobe successfully resolved with Ascorbic Acid crystals (Vit C) in Coconut Oil

Just wanted to pass on what worked for me. Had a stubborn wart on my ear lobe a few years ago. Used ACV the first time and it resolved. Came back again in June 2022 and tried ACV, Banana peel and many other remedies till I came across Dr Andrew Saul's DoctorYourself website where he indicated wart cases which had been resolved with Ascorbic Acid crystals with water. Tried that but it did not work. However, when I applied Ascorbic Acid Crystal mixed with Coconut Oil to make a paste (toothpaste consistency) and applied it daily for a week or so, the wart resolved. The wart became black, then bleeding after which it went away. Its been about a month so far and skin looks fine and wart has not resurfaced. Just wanted to pass this along as the wart was very stubborn and did not respond to a lot of remedies. Good luck.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Bart (Columbus, USA) on 04/21/2023
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Apple Cider Vinegar for Warts

To remove warts, lightly ruff up the wart with a finger nail file. Lightly soak a cotton ball with ACV and hold it on the wart for 20 minutes for 5 -7 days. The wart will start turning black and will be completely gone in 10 days. No scars that come from surgery.

Posted by faeqa s. (Amman - Jordan) on 04/08/2023 67 posts
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Two years ago, warts began to spread on my hands, and they increased at a rate of around one every two months, until they reached ten, I did not use any medical treatment for them during this period, until I read an information in an old Arab medicine book that says: If u kill the mother of the warts, the rest of the warts will die automatically without needing any treatment (the mother of warts is the first wart grown in the skin), so I treated it by placing a slice of fresh garlic on it every night and fixing it with a plaster until the morning, and sometimes I put it during the day also for hours, after a week gradually and slowly the wart began to dry, and the rest of the warts were also drying with it. It took nearly two months until it completely cured, and got rid of it all during this period, now after nearly six months of stopping treatment, there is no longer any trace of all of it, thank God.

I like to share my experience for anybody has the same problem.

Oregano Oil
Posted by Arf (Northampton, MA) on 02/11/2023

It's a virus, not a fungus.

Duct Tape
Posted by Brad (Ontario) on 09/17/2022

Probably a chemical in the tape, or the adhesive it uses.

Oil of Oregano and Black Walnut Tincture
Posted by Lisa (CA) on 07/15/2022
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I have had a flat wart on my leg since I was a kid. I understand that juveniles can get them. I never touch it, because I had a feeling that it could spread. When I got older, I got one on my forehead, and then one on the other side, not large, very unnoticeable. Sometimes they would itch. But then I had some life tragedies in the past couple of years. I'm sure my immune system dropped. The ones on my forehead got itchier and I started seeing little ones around them. Then one day I woke up and had one starting underneath my eye! Enough.

I came to this site and saw oil of oregano, and black walnut mentioned in different posts. I'd tried black walnut with great success when I had a bout of ringworm from a stray cat I petted. I applied oregano oil daily, about three times with a qtip. I did it on the one underneath the eye, and the ones on the forehead. Daily without fail. The one underneath my eye was extremely new and dried up and died in about a week and a half. It felt like a scab, and just kind of rubbed off. The same has happened with these ones on my forehead. I can still see them slightly but there's no height to them at the surface. For the black walnut, I usually put that on at night before bed. That stuff stains, so let it dry before you lie down and maybe put a handtowel under the area you've applied it to.

You can feel the black walnut stinging the area. The oil of oregano burns like crazy, even with the amount that's on a qtip. Be super careful around the eye. Don't apply above the eye so that sweat could make it drip into the eye.

Posted by diana (western cape) on 07/04/2022
5 out of 5 stars

a bit of saliva on the tip of my finger every now and then has nearly caused a sebaceous wart on my forehead at the hairline to disappear. It is certainly much smaller.

ACV, Banana Peel, Duct Tape
Posted by Rae (NV) on 06/25/2022

Hi Erin. If this is the way you feel, why are you on this site? Most people have been failed by the so-called experts - hence the reason they are here. I personally watched "experts" literally kill my Mother and if I hadn't stepped in, they would have done the same with my Dad, all the while making mega $$$$ from their pain. I wish you luck, but don't rain on other's parade. Its just bad form!

Duct Tape
Posted by Dan W (Northampton, MA) on 05/26/2022
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Do NOT use Gorilla tape for Warts

I read about using duct tape to get rid of warts by covering them with it. I didn't have any duct tape, but I had Gorilla tape, which is stronger, so I figured it should work just the same if not better. I put a piece over one wart overnight and when I woke up, the skin around it was painful and discolored. The skin has remained discolored for 4-5 months so far. And it was painful for weeks afterwards.

Do NOT try this!!! Big regrets. The wart is still there, btw.

Banana Peel
Posted by Dan W (Northampton, MA) on 12/28/2021

Are you kidding? I eat leafy greens every day and still have warts. They require external treatment.

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

I had a wart on my thumb. It was on the joint which made removing it difficult. Tried for years to get rid of it using compound w and sacylic acid. When I started taking 10,000 IU per day of Vitamin D3 after discovering I was deficient on a serum D blood test, the wart disappeared and never returned.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Julie (Australia) on 11/25/2021

My son had a solid wart that suddenly appeared on his big toe. I cut a slice of fresh garlic, put it on the wart and secured it with a bandaid, then wrapped a piece of gauze around it to keep it secure.

Within a few days, it had fallen off, roots and all. It never returned.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jules (Arlington, Va) on 10/21/2021
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I had a small wart appear on the side of my head. I thought I'd give ACV a try. For three nights I placed a little bit of tissue soaked with vinegar against it. By day three I noticed it was coming loose. With just a little bit of pressure the whole thing came off. Amazing!

It may have helped that it had developed only recently. I used organic ACV, with the mother.

Posted by Janet (Minnesota) on 05/30/2021
5 out of 5 stars

Try chalk that you use on the Blackboard because one time I had a wart under my thumbnail and I took some chalk, chopped and shaved it finally and packed it under my thumbnail put a Band-Aid over it in a few days it was gone.

Posted by Lyne (NC) on 04/15/2021

Use regular nail polish remover, it has acetone in it.

Wart Removal Tips
Posted by St (Eugene, OR) on 03/06/2021
4 out of 5 stars

I am using a natural wart remover similar to ACV, on a wart right on my hairline, on my forehead. I also did a lot of research on do-it-yourself wart removal. In the past I have smothered a wart by simply putting a band-aid on it but can't do that with it being in my hairline. So I am simply applying the "cure" with a Q-tip several times a day. It's been a few weeks and it's going but I think I might also try the ACV.

What I wanted to stress is this will not be the same for everybody. People who have very fast results are lucky. I'm wondering if it may be something to do with the type of wart/mole. As for panicking over it being cancer, I wouldn't. My research indicated that the ones that turn really black and cause a hole, could be, but it will still work with perseverance.

It's paramount to be patient and not pick at it. I still think smothering is at least half the solution but, if you can't, like me, it still works but takes longer. Nothing works in exactly the same way for everybody. For some people (maybe me) it can take months. But I see it working. Just an interesting aside, my father used to do what we called "predict warts". People would show him a wart and he would say it would go away at such and such a time and I saw it work several times. I never had any for him to predict and he's gone now but warts--and people--are funny things. Maybe keep that in mind. But, mostly, be patient and don't let up.

Parasite Cleanse
Posted by Ashley (Virginia ) on 09/15/2020
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My son has a few warts, as do I, so I jumped on EC, mainly to see if there were any testimonies about a specific remedy I have known of for a while. I was really surprised to see that, out of the many wart remedies, the one I was looking for wasn't even listed! Dr. Morse (ND) says that warts are a result of parasites in the body and he recommends doing a parasite cleanse for it. I'm going to try the ACV remedy because I am impatient and apparently this remedy works quick, but I just wanted to share this information because the root cause of the issue should still be addressed as well.

Potassium, Zinc, or Vitamin D
Posted by Art (California) on 09/08/2020 1851 posts

Hi Missm,

Thank you for the tip on getting rid of warts!

You didn't say, but are you adding the Tagamet to the soak or taking it orally and how much are you using?

I agree with you, probably not good as a long term antiviral.


Potassium, Zinc, or Vitamin D
Posted by Missm (New Hork) on 09/07/2020

Hi Art,

Warts. I had a fairly large plantar wart on foot. I soaked with ACV everyday, but also used Cimetidine also known as Tagamet everyday twice a day.

The Tagamet did help remove the wart but guess what, it's also an immune booster! When everyone else got the ful, I did not get while on the cimetidine.

I found out about the immune boosting benefits on Life Extension. Cimetidine does work if you feel like you're getting sick from cold or flu, but you need to take on onset.

Not recommended as a daily viral preventative.