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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

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.

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Posted by Sandra (Burbank, Ca) on 11/23/2010

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

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

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

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 Jithurm
(Muscat, Oman)

I has a plantar wart on my foot appeared about 3 months back. In fact initially I didnt know wt is it, gradually when the pain started coming I consulted an idiot doctor who said it is a corn and u have to do a surgery to remove it. The surgery was too painful and I had to live with the bandage for 1.5 months more before the flush and new skin came. The sadest part is after couple of weeks of healing of the surgical wound a cluster of warts appeared near to the old wart. For past few weeks I am in real depression and desperately surfing to find a real cure for this. After reading so many testimonials regarding banana peel I am going to try it today onwards. I have a small doubt regarding the application, after putting the banana peel on the wart and covering it with duct tape is it ok if I wash my foot any time during the day? will reverse the effect of banan peel? is there any problem if I use water to wash my foot with the peel & duct tape on my foot? Please reply, Jithu

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

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

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

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

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

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?

Replied by Lisa
(Brisbane, Australia)

I just thought I'd comment here. I eat at least 1 banana a day for the last couple of months, and the wart I've had for years is still there. So eating bananas probably doesn't help at least for me. I will try the banana peel and report back!

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Posted by Knitter (Cottbus, Germany) on 10/27/2009

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

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.