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Banana Peel

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Posted by Naturalmom (Minnetonka, Mn, Usa) on 09/23/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I read on here about putting banana peel on your wart to kill it. I'm telling you, it is not only the least expensive but the most effective treatment I've tried. In just days a wart on my finger turned black and came off, root and all. I would scrape on the white part of the banana peel and set it on the band-aid and wear it all night (since it was on my hand I couldn't wear it and wash hands during the day). Just the night wearing did the trick. Now my 3 yr old has his first wart on his finger and it actually took like 2 1/2 weeks of the treatment before I finally saw the wart turn black, but it still worked. To move things along I did cut all the deadness off the top of the wart and then apply the banana treatment.

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Posted by Thorn01 (Gladewater, Texas) on 08/11/2011
1 out of 5 stars

Hi I just started using the banana peel cuz I tried freezing off my wart but it just made it bigger. Does it really work?

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Posted by Natalia (Shoreline, Wa, Usa) on 07/22/2011
1 out of 5 stars

To my big frustration the banana peel miracle did not work for the warts on my foot. I applied religeosly the banana peel once aday and put a medicinal tape around it so there was an air seal for about 2 weeks. I have to admit that the pain from the wart got better. Though there were new warts appearing and I have to decide that it is not working for me. Besides I got skin reaction to the tape and my foot feels sore all over and I can not use the tape anymore.

Is there any particularities with a type of banana you put on the wart? Somebody mentioned green banana. Does it it mean a peel from a regular banana that did not ripe yet or I have to use some sort of banana that always stays green, lake plantane?

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Posted by Leelee (Brighton, England) on 07/15/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I would just like to say thank you, I developed a wart on the end of my nose in February this year and was devastated by it. In desperation I searched for a non-surgical remedy for this and using a search of 'natural cures for warts' found this site.

Three weeks ago I started rubbing the offending wart with the inside of a banana skin every night and after 10 days the wart blackened and has now gone!

I do not know what scientific evidence there is to support this but it worked for me.

Again, thank you, thank you, thank you.

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Posted by Kathy (Hong Kong) on 07/01/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Banana peel worked for me. I had three warts under my nails in three different fingers. After two weeks of applying banana peel on it, it was totally gone.

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Posted by Tander (Salem, Or) on 06/26/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Ten years of plantar warts. Surgery, freezing, cauterization, acids... None of them worked, all of them hurt. Finally got desperate, never been a fan of "hoaky" remedies, and low and behold banana peel and duct tape works better than ANYTHING! And the best part, is that it causes NO PAIN! Just a gift to anyone who has had them for a long time and relied on the failing medical community for help. For once, I love my hoaky remedies!

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Posted by Mjgates2 (Richmond, Va, Usa) on 06/24/2011
4 out of 5 stars

OK, I will admit I am a skeptic. I started using the banana peel 48 hours ago. I have 3 warts. 2 on my right hand, and a plantars wart on my foot. My plantars wart seems to have reacted to the banana peel as there is now a small hole in my foot. No black dots, but I don't believe it is gone as alchohol and vinegar have no pain effect to the hole. If it was down to raw flesh I am sure I would feel it. The 2 on my hand don't look much different as of yet. A little softer when I first take the band aid off, but color, size, etc are about the same. I will post my results after a couple weeks.

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Posted by Sunnymummy (Seattle, Wa) on 06/24/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Banana peel worked wonders! I had Plantar warts for years and nothing I tried would even remotely work. I read about the banana peel on EARTHCLINIC and tried it on the cluster of 4 warts on my foot and the one wart on my toe. I just carved out a small piece of the inside of the banana, sometimes I left the peel on sometimes I wouldn't, and used band-aids to attach them to the warts. I left it on as long as it would stay, and if it fell off early I would reapply later.

Well after just a few days the black spots in the middle of the warts started to raise and the warts were smaller. After about 2 weeks of this process daily the warts just fell out. There was a small hole where they were which healed over later. This was a year ago and they are still gone!! Thank you so much for this cure, it was amazing!

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Posted by Dk (Mumbai, Maharashtra) on 06/07/2011

to remove wart from the body which type of banana peel should be used?ripe or unripe.. plz share it..

Replied by Sharon
(Deepintheheartof, Texas)

I used ripe banana peels on my daughters feet. I put the banana peel on the bottom of her foot at night, covered it with a plastic bag, and then slipped on a sock to keep it in place. They were gone in about a week. It was amazing and worked so much better than those OTC products.

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Posted by Kane (Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton, Bosnia And Herzegovina) on 04/26/2011
1 out of 5 stars

I tried this for quite some time, with only very marginal results. Then I switched to pharmaceutical salicylic acid, and the wart was gone within a couple of weeks. Note, however, that I'm not so much knocking this method as I am making people aware of another method. Warts are weird, and the success of various treatments seem to wildly differ between different people.

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Posted by Chuck (Milwaukee, Wi) on 03/11/2011
5 out of 5 stars

Hi. Great website. I read the banana peel cure for plantar warts and it really does work. It helped my plantar warts on my foot that I have had for 4 years but.... Liquid Bandage worked better. The reason these warts are dying is because they are being smothered by the duct tape. They need Oxygen. What I did was rub the banana peel on the area, wash it off, dried it and applied 2 coats of New Skin (liquid bandage). A huge wart and 5 smaller ones were gone in 4 days. I cut away all the dead skin with a razor blade every morning, applied 2 coats and that was it. The roots turned black and fell off. Then I applied the liquid bandage to the holes left by the root and they filled in super fast. The liquid bandage is also an anti-septic. Thanks.

Replied by Diamond
(Salisbury, Mass.)

I also removed my plantar warts but it still does not remove the virus that is inside our bodies also that which causes the warts.

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Posted by Yea- Help (Hagerstown, Maryland) on 01/29/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I have had a planters wart on the pad of my foot now for 3 months. Where the wart is positioned is really causes pain to the point that I can't place pressure while walking, so not only am I in pain for the wart but my entire foot is not aching due to me walking on the side of my foot to prevent the pressure. I have had acid treaments and went to the doctors and had the freeze treaments. After no success and horrible pain I decided to try the natural way! So at night I started with the banana peel and in the morning I am appyling the Apple Cider Vinegar. I am noticing results right away. In just 2 days!! The skin around the wart is turning white with dead skin, and I can see an underlying darkness starting to appear. The wart has started to move closer to the surface... This is amazing. I just keep removing the outer dead skin and reapplying the steps. I bought a corn remover at the store and I soak my foot then carefully remove the dead skin with the corn razor. Once thats done apply the banana peel. I know this sounds crazy but save yourself the money and time and give these remedies a try.


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Posted by Okc Sooner (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma) on 01/09/2011

I am on day 5 of banana peels. my skin looks smoother, and so much healthier.

question, for anyone that has used the banana peels method, at what point in time do you stop using the peels? will the warts turn black and fall off..... I have 3 sore type spots on my foreskin, that were caused do to burns from Apple Cider Vinegar and freezing. they tend to start to scab, then they bleed slightly after leaving peels on; i am wondering do I continue using the peels until all is completely healed and normal looking ? thanks in advance for input.

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Posted by Dawn (Highland, Ca, Us) on 12/20/2010

I read with great interest the thread about bananas and warts. I have a good sized one on my index finger. I believe I picked it up from my son, 12, who has a dime sized wart on his thumb. (I have been trying to tweeze out the seeds, with no success. ) His wart has been an annoyance for a couple years now. We have tried all the over-the-counter store remedies, with no good results. We purchased a green organic banana, after the "normal" ones didn't seem to be effective. I am putting pieces of peel on each wart to cover with a little overlap onto healthy tissue. I then cover the chunk with skin colored first-aid tape. The stretchy kind in a roll is good, as it goes over the top of the piece of peel and makes a good seal and isn't unsightly. The normal peel made the wart feel a little tingly. The organic one is supercharged powerfully tingly, borderline on pain. (More about the sensation for my wart in a moment... )

It has been 3 days. My son's wart is softer and much less raised in appearance. He takes the tape and peel off in the afternoon because he just doesn't care for the treatment. We are on a break from school, so it is my hope to finish this before he returns to classes. I would prefer to not make him feel embarrassed by wearing banana peel tape to school!

Regarding my wart: I feel this is important to share, as it hasn't been mentioned that I can find. Yesterday evening I used nail clippers to trim away as much skin on top of the wart as I could without causing bleeding. I then put my new peel piece on and went to bed. IT BURNED LIKE NUTS!!!!!! Holy cow! I do not suggest you hasten the process of healing by removing the excess skin! Woo boy! NOTHING you can buy to burn warts hurts like this crazy banana peel on fresh, non-calloused warty areas! I took the peel off this morning and my wart is inflamed and stings. It is very sensitive to the touch. I let it rest for a few hours and just reapplied another peel piece. More stinging: enough to inspire me to post this. I am downright stunned that something so innocent as a banana peel could be so potent in this way. I don't know if our wart issues will be resolved completely, but I will say it "feels" like it is working. I like that I am not subjecting my body to more chemicals. And oh man, do I wish I hadn't trimmed that skin off last night.

Replied by Brooke
(Montgomery, Tx, Usa)

If that works for you then great! It all has to do with our mind. If you have a mind that believes that banana peels works for your warts then banana peels works for your warts! That is wonderful! I have a mind for Castor oil; it take Castor oil and mix it with baking soda to make a gum like paste (chewing gum) and put that on mine when I get them, my boyfriend when he had 8 planters on his foot, and my child when he had some on his fingers. That worked for me! I believe our mind has everything to do with getting healthy. What works for some, might not work for others!

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Posted by Daisy (Jacksonville, Florida) on 11/30/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I have been meaning to get back here for a couple months now and share how it went, but that's how completely banana peels cured my plantar wart: I forgot all about it! Let me start at the beginning. Over 20 years ago, when I was in my mid-teens, I had the plantar wart from hell on the instep of my right foot. I had it for months and it felt like glass embedded in there, growing not so wide (no more than the size of a quarter, at most) but very *deeply* into my foot; my conservative estimate was definitely over a half-inch, going by what I could feel around it and how much I eventually had to cut off it.

I went to a doctor who -- God bless him -- said he could cut them out, but that if I'd just wait it'd come out on its own. Waiting sounded just fine to my mother because it was free, so I waited and waited and waited... And finally in desperation took to slicing a hair off the top of it every night with a very sharp razor and rubbing alcohol. Mostly it didn't hurt but OMG when I went too deep!!! Anyway, a few weeks of that, and then one night I went to take my slice off the top and the razor pulled the stump of it out, leaving a crater in my foot that was nicely covered with skin, just misshapen from where the wart had been. I was SOOOOO grateful it was gone!!!! From beginning to end, I think I suffered with it for around nine months or so, possibly longer.

Fast forward to September of this year, when after showering I noticed a hard, darkening spot on the instep of my right foot, exactly where the plantar wart had been so many years ago. With a sinking heart -- because I remember well just exactly how bad that thing hurt!!! -- I realized it was coming back, and decided to get some Compound W at the store, but when I looked for it they were out.

I came back home and it occurred to me to look on this site, and that is the first time I ever heard about banana peels to cure warts, not to mention how blessed I'd been to NOT have the first wart cut out! So at the first opportunity I was back at the store to get the greenest ripe bananas I could find, having eaten the last banana in the house the day before reading your site. I got a bunch, brought them home, peeled and ate the greenest, and then cut up the peel into pieces sized just bigger than the new wart and put them in the freezer. That night, I took a big square of duct tape, stuck the piece of peel to the duct tape so that the inner part of the peel would face my foot, and stuck the duct tape to my foot. Waking up, I took it all off. Lather, rinse, repeat. I did this for a few days and saw nothing except that now I had the characteristic black dots where I'd had none before, and while it was not growing bigger I couldn't see any change. I was very close to giving up on it as a complete waste of time and effort, but then I remembered all the posts that said, "Don't give up, it'll happen but you have to wait for it, " so I decided to stick with it even though it seemed foolish to me by then. Oh, how glad I am that I did! Just a few days later, after taking off the duct tape, I started scraping at it with my fingernail, and just like that razor some 20-odd years before, the whole thing lifted out of my foot, leaving a crater and a bunch of dead skin. Not knowing whether I'd gotten it all or not, I decided to keep up the banana peel for a few more days, but when I couldn't scrape anymore out of there I let it go.

In a few weeks, also gone were the layers of nasty callus that had formed around the wart but had been left behind when it came out. I just pumiced the last of that off a couple of weeks ago. No new warts, no pain, no nothing. WOW!!! How often are you faced with a looming disaster and end up getting a non-event? :)

So yeah... It really does work! I am so grateful. Thank you for sharing your experiences so freely and in such detail, because that really made the difference and kept me on track. And many many thanks to Earth Clinic for maintaining this rockin' site! Thanks!!!

Replied by Lou
(Tyler, Tx)

If you start getting them again, try Kirk's Castille coconut body wash. The coconut is anti-fungal and rids your feet of rough skin.