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Banana Peel

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Posted by Sandra (Burbank, Ca) on 11/23/2010
5 out of 5 stars

My daughter has had a wart on her finger since she was 4.5 years old. We went to the Dermatologist and he froze it off. It came back triple the size. She was very embarrassed and was hiding her hand all the time. Was scared to go back to have it frozen off again. It hurt.

We read about the banana peels and we tried it. First we started off with duck tape and banana peel. After about 4 times we realized it was turning darker and darker. Finally we soaked it in vinegar and intermittently I was applying callous remover on it. I filed it off every morning a little and applied callous remover in the morning (main ingredient is glycerin) and at night duck tape and green banana. After 10 days it fell off..... So now we are just putting on green banana at nights to make sure it's all gone. We learned that the trick is THE GREENER THE BANANA THE BETTER. I found really green ones. GOOD LUCK.

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Posted by Mike (Baytown, Texas) on 10/27/2010
5 out of 5 stars

The banana peels work for warts. I took about 2 weeks for the warts to turn black and die off on my children's feet. They were so happy. Thanks Earth Clinic

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Posted by Linda (Bateman, Western Australia) on 09/12/2010
5 out of 5 stars

My son had a planter wart on his big toe. I found the banana peel treatment more effective than the freezing method. The most effective was the application of Iodine tincture that contained 25mg/ml of potassium iodide. I applied it every night with a cotton bud. It worked incredibly fast and I literally peeled the wart off. Thanks for all the comments as the doctor I went to said it would take weeks of treatment to get rid of it.

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Posted by Dan (Kansas City, Missouri Usa) on 07/12/2010
5 out of 5 stars

The banana peels cured my warts! I had a wart on my heel for about 9 years. Over the years I tried multiple different "cures" but nothing would get rid of it. I finally got fed up and when to a podiatrist and thought I'd leave it up to a professional. At first she prescribed Aldara, which is more expensive than liquid gold and about as effective as dog's drool. I took Zinc, Vitamin A, and Garlic along with the Aldara cream. After 3 months it was clear the Aldara and herbal medicine was doing nothing. Then the doctor recommended removing it surgically. Big mistake. I don't know if it was just a bad doctor or if the success rate of that type of surgery is just low. She cut off a hunk of flesh about the diameter of a quarter and about 1/4 inch deep. It was excruciatingly painful getting the anesthetic. Recovery took about 5 weeks until I was walking around normal. I was pretty depressed when the wart returned, even bigger than before. Then another wart appeared on my other foot. I was out a lot of money, had lots of pain, and now was worse than before. My wife found this website that recommended a banana peel. I was skeptical, thinking it sounded too easy to be true. I read a bunch of these feedback comments and decided I had nothing to lose. From Christmas 2009 to Easter 2010 I put a banana peel on both my warts every day. To my surprise, it actually worked. Both warts are completely gone now. I still can't believe it worked and as a skeptic, felt obligated to make a post about it. I'm an engineer and need hard proof before I believe something (just ask my wife). I'm sure there are others reading this thinking: "A banana peel? Right..." Please try it. You'll be glad you did.

Supplies you'll need:

- roll of duct tape (standard sized roll is fine)
- sharp knife
- sandwich baggies
- rubber band
- bananas

Here's what you do:

- Every morning after you dry off from the shower, cut off a small piece of peel the size of your wart. - Take the sandwich bag and put it over the end of the banana and seal it off with the rubber band. This keeps your banana and it's peel fresher longer. A green banana seems to work best. When it gets too ripe, it doesn't seem to work as well. - Tear off a piece of duct tape that's roughly 1" by 1", or big enough to entirely cover the wart with overlap. - Put the peel with side that touches the banana onto your wart. - Put the tape over the top of the peel, firmly pressing the tape into your skin so it seals the peel onto your foot and keeps peel juice from escaping. - Put your sock on and enjoy your day. - At night, leave the duct tape on. If it comes off with your sock, tape it back on. - In the morning, pull it off. The peel will be black. Wash the wart in the shower and dry it off before repeating the cycle. - Your wart should only see the light of day for the short time that you are in the shower and drying it off. - Once the skin starts to look a little callous our dead, use an emery board or nail file to file the dead skin off. It took my wart about a month before I did this, but I had a huge wart that was older then our oldest son, so yours may go quicker. You can also use Compound W to get rid of this skin. You only need to do this step about once every couple weeks. - Eventually, the wart will disappear. Along the way, you can tell progress is being made because it will no longer hurt when you firmly press on the wart.

Thanks to those who took the time to recommend the banana peel. I'm still not a big believer in home remedies, but this worked for me.

Replied by Eamon
(Joppa, Md)

I am going to try the banana peel for flat warts on my hand. I have nothing to use. Thanks to all.

One other tip. My Father had just put duct tape on a wart on the back of his hand, A tall wart type. It fell of in 2 weeks.

Replied by Kim
(Beaverton, Or)

I am now trying the banana peel. When I used just the duct tape as suggested by someone - my wart exploded into several warts instead of just one :(

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Posted by Kristina (Samobor, Croatia) on 04/15/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Thanks to this site I have cured my sons wart. He is five and has it for six months on his knee, been size. Started with banana peel I month back, size 2x2 cm every night, remove in the morning. After a week it becomes black and soft, little by little I did peeling every morning. One month after first application it is gone, still little scarf but gone. Thanks Earth Clinic

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Posted by Barbara (Fife, Scotland) on 03/28/2010
5 out of 5 stars

banana peel on warts. it works it works it works cant believe it i used a small piece of banana peel on my wart with duct tape ten days later it was gone. i kept the dressings on constantly changing it once a day, it was a bit painful and tender for a few days but i persevered its now completely gone.

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Posted by Dee (West Hartford, Ct) on 01/27/2010
5 out of 5 stars

Banana Peel cured my daughter's wart! For two weeks every night I would scrape the inside of a banana peel with a toothpick and apply just enough to cover the wart and cover with a bandaid. Each day it would turn a little more black. Last night she came running to me laughing that when she took the bandaid off, the wart just "popped off". That was the end of it. Thank you for this great remedy!!!!!

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Posted by Miguel (Exton, Pa) on 01/01/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I had a plantar wart on my foot for 3 months. I thought it was just callous. I went to the doctor and she did the freezing treatment. That exposed the nerve cells of the wart but didn't really treat it. So I googled and found this banana peel treatment online.

I put the small banana peel with the inside of the peel on the wart, put the duct tape to hold it and leave overnight. In the morning, I would wash with warm water to remove the banana residue and scrub the dead skin using pumice stone. Don't overdo the scrubbing just enough to remove some dead skin. After doing this for 3 days I noticed that my wart shrunk and no longer hurts when I walk. It turned white and like everyone's observation it looks like it's dying.

I continued doing my treatment routine for 3 weeks. Yes, it takes a while but there's good progress. So after 3 weeks it became a scab. I went back to my doctor just to confirm if the wart is really gone. She removed the scab (brown dead skin) and now I just see the keratin or skin tissue. No sign of the warts. She did another freezing just to make sure it would kill any remaining virus.

The banana peel really helped! I laughed about it when I read this before but I'm telling you guys that this helped me a lot! I hope this helps the others too.

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Posted by Susan Colgan (Genoa, Il, Usa) on 12/21/2009
4 out of 5 stars

I just wanted to comment on the success I had using squares of banana peel on my son's plantar warts. The warts were on his heel.

I have been treating this "thing" since March 2009. We had seen a Dr. monthly, for freezing sessions, acid treatments, scraping with scalpel. Then in Aug, 1 large wart started to spread out into small clusters that popped up all over his heel. I didn't think we would ever be rid of them!

One morning I followed a link that came in through an e-mail. I read that warts could be "cured" using banana peel.

I thought...really...well, we've tried just about everything else...lets see what happens.

Last night I put 2, 1 inch squares of peel, inside down, on my son's warts and covered them with adhesive paper tape. About 12 hours later he removed the tape, and shouted...Mom, their black!

Sure enough...the warts that were covered with peel had indeed turned black. He rubbed the black off, dents were left where the warts had been. There are still some "feeder veins" left, so we will treat the foot again tonight.

I'm hoping this is the treatment we've been looking for. I can't thank you enough your useful site and remedies! I have bookmarked your page for future use. Sincerely, Susan

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Posted by Schatzfunde (Sydney, Australia) on 12/15/2009

Banana peel cure for warts

I am curious as to whether all the people who say the banana peel cure worked ate the bananas as well. A sharp increase in potassium could possibly be related to the cure for the warts. Any ideas?

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Posted by Knitter (Cottbus, Germany) on 10/27/2009
5 out of 5 stars

A few years ago I got a wart on my ankle that was so large it was wearing away at the back of my shoe, and would get torn up when I went to the gym. I tried everything...liquid nitrogen, OTC wart medicines, duct tape, garlic...nothing worked. I ended up here though, and read about the banana remedy. I rubbed the peel on the spot, and then taped/bandaged a small piece on the wart for a week. It started coming off within two days, and was completely gone in a week. My dad was in town and was VERY skeptical, so it was pretty exciting when it worked! I'm amazed!

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Posted by Mhussain (Kuwait) on 10/06/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Banana Peel cured a wart on my daughter's toe. The way i applied: Rub a piece of banana on the wart, then cover the wart with piece of banana peel and tie it with the toe using a bandage cloth. Just in 15 days, the wart disappeared.

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Posted by Sean (Boston, Massachusetts) on 09/22/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Banana peel for plantar warts

I had a nasty case of plantar warts on my right foot (three of them) and I tried acids, vinegar and duct tape for months before deciding to try banana peels. All I did was cut up a bit of banana peel, put the inside of the banana peel on the wart, tape it on with duct tape, and live my life without thinking about the warts at all. I was rock climbing, surfing, running -- just doing whatever I wanted. I was changing the banana peel bits twice a day, and leaving them on at night. Two days of constant treatment later, the warts turned pitch black and literally just fell off my foot. I continued the banana peel for another 4 or 5 days to ensure all of the HPV virus in my skin would be dealt with soundly, and I'm happy to say that I am now 100% wart free for the first time in about a year!

Definitely go nuts with the banana peel cure AS SOON as you have a plantar wart. It's incredibly effective. The only down side (and this is true for the effective treatment of ALL plantar warts) is that afterwards you have craters where the wart used to be, and you have to regrow all the skin you would have had if not for the infection. So get plenty of neosporin and bandaids to keep your baby skin around the craters clean and protected while they heal.

A top notch cure! So simple, so easy, so much better than acid, burning, freezing or any of that nonsense :)

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Posted by Ll (Melboune, Australia) on 09/13/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I taped banana peel to my 6yo son's wart on his foot after being told it was an Indigenous cure for warts in Australia and it worked within a week. No more warts appeared.

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Posted by Susan (North Vancouver, Bc Canada) on 08/15/2009
5 out of 5 stars

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Honestly I had plantar warts for six months or longer. I believe I got the first one from a pedicure. Eventually I had 3. Occasionally I would try the salicylic acid pads - but after a couple boxes -they irritated my feet - killed the healthy surrounding skin - and never seemed to affect the warts. My doctor did not offer much help - she told me freezing it out would be about as effective as the pads.

I was up at a condo in Whistler searching to get information on the internet and came upon your site. I had bananas and the wart pads from the expensive kit. I treated my warts for about 3 days - and GONE!

Did I say thank you? ;-)

Now I am going to this site for any ailments. Toe fungus (vinegar and Hydrogen Peroxide soak followed by Tea tree and ) worked fast. Ted's cure for Acid reflux is working great (although because mine is mild I only drink it occasionally) and I am currently trying some natural cures for my husband's tinnitus. I may post feedback on those cures as well

Oddly when I went to find the original cure (banana peel) to add a comment the ACV cure came up but I really had to search for the banana peel. weird - and glad it was easier the day that I was looking for an answer - shouldn't the top answers show first?