Cure for Warts! The Banana Peel Home Remedy

| Modified on Jun 23, 2018

Warts
Posted by Michelle (Frederick, Md) on 06/23/2018
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I had a mosaic/cluster plantar wart for almost 5 years. I didn't try to get rid of it for about 2 years, as I read that it would likely go away on its own and it wasn't really painful. But, instead it grew and spread even to other members of my family. At that point, I tried salicylic acid (gel and pads), using multiple brands, as well as two treatments with cantharidin (beetle juice) administered by the podiatrist. The latter was extremely painful, and I needed crutches for a few days after each treatment. All in all, the doctor and over-the-counter treatments probably cost me over $300 and a lot of frustration and pain.

Ready to give up, I read about the banana peels. I kept fresh banana peels on the wart 24/7 for about 4 days and then changed to nights only for the next 3 days. I would change out the peels every 12 hours and always ate the banana that I used to get the peels. Well, whatever I did, it worked! I noticed within 3 days that good things were happening to the wart...it looked more dried out. And, then I started to see beautiful fresh pink skin start to appear where I'd not seen nice skin in years. It was the coolest thing ever. Three weeks since I did the treatment, I have no sign of wart and my foot looks perfect. It was a truly amazing thing and made me a believer in at least trying "natural cures" before some of these other things, at least for plantar warts!


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Posted by Precious (Lagos State) on 01/19/2018

Hi, please I have warts too... A big one and 2small ones...you mean I should just apply only the banana peels and I will be free from this mess?....cos am actually scared

EC: Yes, apply the inside layer of the banana peel to a wart.


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Posted by Helge R. (Denmark) on 09/13/2017
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Very effective cure against footcorn

I had a very unpleasant adorn/clavus/corn on my foot, which for a long time did that I almost could not walk. Bought Verrumal from the pharmacist - it did not work. Searched online and found "Banana Peel-cure". Thought at first it was a joke, but after two weeks the clavus disappeared Price: $ 0.00!


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Posted by Daisy (Usa) on 08/30/2017
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My husband had a dark brown wart above his eyebrow and partially in it. It was ugly. He taped the banana peel on it everyday. Finally it crusted up, came off, and did not return. What I like is that is no scar and no loss of hair.


Warts
Posted by Debra (Toronto) on 05/31/2016

I've been going through painful treatments for 11 months, every 2 weeks, for nitro freezing on my foot.

So upset, I will try anything at this point. Banana peel starts tonight. Thanks so much.


Warts
Posted by Personal Info (New York ) on 03/06/2016
5 out of 5 stars

I never believed it would ever work. I tried it and now my 1 inch wart is gone.


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Posted by Nicole (United States) on 12/18/2015

Great tip. I've had cystic acne for the past 10 years with little relief. So many doctors, regiments, prescriptions, I exercise and eat well. Not to mention I change pillow cases, towels, wash sheets and shirts or anything that touches my face. That fact is that my acne was and still caused my a hormone imbalance. My body produces too much testosterone and difficult acne is one side effect of that. Honestly, the best thing I've found is not a commercial face wash but simply baking soda. It's going to naturally exfoliate your skin and dry your pores. I would finish by dabbing A/C vinegar afterwards. I ended up switching to a gluten free moisturizer a few months ago and my breakouts lessened even more. Hope I was able to help.


Warts
Posted by Daniel (Lynbrook Ny) on 11/04/2015
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After 3 weeks of banana peels on my 1/2 inch wart now I'm wart free!! Didn't really believe it but I was out of options, dermatologist tried everything for a year but only made it worse, I mean isn't it unethical from the medical community to deviate patients into their methods that don't work instead of guiding the unsuspected public into a cure that really works and knowing that banana peel really works not provide the guidance a professional should provide? To me its an outrage, for all of those who don't believe in banana peel think again what has worked for your wart so far? Give it a chance, you wont regret it, to all of those bloggers out there thank you for posting your experiences if it wasn't for you guys I'd still have that disgusting thing on my finger.

Thanks again and good luck to those who are willing to try the banana peel!!

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Posted by James (United States) on 07/05/2015

Hey Damian,

Best thing I've found to get rid of acne is a new pillowcase each night. Basically, acne is caused by bacteria, putting your face into a dirty pillowcase is like putting your face into a petri dish. James


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Posted by Andrew (Singapore) on 03/10/2015
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I've had warts in the same location since I was a teenager. They usually go with nitrogen but not this time. I finally underwent laser surgery (it HURTS), but it came back.

I read about using banana peels and how it creates an autoimmune response. I realised that I haven't had a 'fever' for some time which supposedly helps some people (and cancer).

Keeping in mind that I've been battling this for over a year - I started using the banana peel treatment 2 days ago. I took a small piece, stuck it over the wart and covered it with a bandage tape.

It has worked really well - the first morning after, parts of the wart turned black along with tiny bits in the area. after the second day, the small bits have fallen off and there is a 'dent' where the main wart is. Part of it has fallen off and the bit left over is black (which some websites have indicated as the wart dying).

Will be doing it again tonight - but so far am really happy and wish I tried this sooner!


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Posted by Andrew (Singapore) on 03/10/2015
5 out of 5 stars

I've had warts in the same location since I was a teenager. They usually go with nitrogen but not this time. I finally underwent laser surgery (it HURTS), but it came back.

I read about using banana peels and how it creates an autoimmune response. I realised that I haven't had a 'fever' for some time which supposedly helps some people (and cancer).

Keeping in mind that I've been battling this for over a year - I started using the banana peel treatment 2 days ago. I took a small piece, stuck it over the wart and covered it with a bandage tape.

It has worked really well - the first morning after, parts of the wart turned black along with tiny bits in the area. after the second day, the small bits have fallen off and there is a 'dent' where the main wart is. Part of it has fallen off and the bit left over is black (which some websites have indicated as the wart dying).

Will be doing it again tonight - but so far am really happy and wish I tried this sooner!


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Posted by Damian (Canada) on 02/12/2015
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I had a big wart on my hand and I hated it. I didn't like when people saw it. I heard about the banana peel remedy... and it actually worked! What I did Is... get a banana, eat it, then I cut some of the peel. I taped it to my wart overnight. Kept it on all night. I did this for 2 weeks. And I still had it after 14 days, but overtime once I stopped.. It was all gone. I am currently using banana peels for my acne. Idk if it's working Yet. but the wart it'll get rid of it, try it!

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Posted by Rob (Northeast, Usa) on 01/06/2015

I find it so interesting that a banana peel can cure plantar warts! This could be some indication of potassium deficiency I suppose.

I didn't try this when I figured out how to get rid of plantar wart that I struggled with for 2 years prior to having any success, but somewhat natural methods worked for me as well. I covered the verrucas in duct tape every day, soaked it in epsom salt water each day and eventually used salicylic acid pads and got rid of it in a matter of weeks.

Good luck! -Rob


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Posted by Mountain Gal (Young Harris, Ga) on 09/29/2014
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I tried the banana peel and it works!! Cover and tape at night. Takes several nights. My plantar warts were so painful I could not bear weight. I prefer using home remedies.


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Posted by Cat (Norway) on 09/29/2014
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After reading the comments, I can see that for those that had any effect, I think they used a "homegrown" banana. So if you buy an ecological one, then it might help better. I just tried it myself and I could see the effect after just a couple minutes. it turned brighter in color and I felt a tingling sensation in the wart. but I did hold the banana peel on the wart for at least 2 minutes. This is safe to try at home. :)


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Posted by Amber Medina (Ridgway, Co) on 09/18/2014
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When I was a teenager (about 20 years ago now) I had plantar wart that spread all over the bottom of my foot. My parents took me to the doctor and he said that there were different things I could try but it would be painful and more expensive than what he was about to suggest. He was hesitant a little but then told us that he read in one of his physician journals about the banana peel treatment and wanted to know if we were interested in trying it. He said he had never done this with a patient and had never actually seen it work. My parents agreed and I just started putting a piece of peel on the bottom of my foot and then I put a big Ziploc bag on my foot to keep it in place. Once the banana peel started turning black and mushy I just took it off and rinsed my foot. I did this in the evenings. After day 1 it already started looking better and I think it was just a couple weeks before they were all gone. It's worth the try for sure...


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Posted by Matin Saghari (Rasht, Iran) on 04/04/2014
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The banana peel is excellent for wart.. I had 2 plantars wart on my feets and a wart on my finger... After one week I was amazed black dots had been drawn out of the wart. I continued with this method for about a month they seemed better and then finished the treatment off. After 3 months they completely disappeared!

I want to thank God for Helping me to find this site and thanks all of you.


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Posted by Racewife (New Jersey Shore) on 02/27/2014
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Just started to try this...its been 2 days and today I can see a change! Nothing worked on this one. I have also tried dandelion juice with some luck, but not on this one. Thank you!


Rose Food
Posted by Tiffany (Asheville, North Carolina) on 07/30/2013
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I was wondering what I could do with the 5 banana peels I had left over after making banana bread and went online and saw the posts on Earth Clinic about banana peels for warts AND how they are great rose food because of their high potassium! We have lots of rose bushes at our house. Yea! I baked the banana peels on 350 for about an hour until they were crispy (could have down it faster with the broiler, but didn't think of it in time). Then I put them in my morter and pestle and ground them down. Finally, I took a few tablespoons of the ground banana peels and dug them a few inches down into the dirt around all of our rose bushes. Cool!


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Posted by Kayla (Topsfield, Ma/ Usa) on 03/23/2012

It's very true. My son had warts when he was about 3, 4, or 5 years old. We read about this treatment in a Natural Remedy book for children and it got rid of his wart on his knee. So glad I remembered this and am going to use this remedy now for the big one on his palm. Yay Bannana Peels!!!


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Posted by Mike (Longview, Tx, Us) on 09/18/2011

Hi This is Mike,

I wanted to let y'all know that I have tried the banana peel on the wart and all the other medicines on the over the counter and on the doctors side they did not work for me. I am not saying that it didn't work, but not for me. I had to go to the doctor and actually have them remove it they had numbed my hand then burned it off that's the only way I actually was able to have it off but it feels so great having it off finally after 10 to 15 years.


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Posted by Kj (Atlanta, Ga) on 12/31/2010
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After my wife had four treatments of liquid nitrogen that did nothing but multiply the colony of warts on the bottom of her foot and cause unbelievable pain, I found this suggestion on this website. With a great deal of skepticism, she tried the banana peel recommendation. She scraped the inside of a banana peel, applied it to the warts, covered the area with half of a cotton ball, and used medical tape to hold it in place. She put on an old sock and went to sleep.

It took about six months of a daily or every other day treatment to eradicate the entire colony, which covered half her foot. Some disappeared in days, some in weeks, and some in months, depending on surface area and depth. Some of those suckers were like pebbles.


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Posted by Elijah (Bay Area, California) on 11/17/2010

Im Elijah and I have been dealing with the same wart for some years now. I never really tried to remove it, because I always believe if I did it would pop up somewhere that I really didnt want it. I didnt see doctors because heard its to painful and too expensive and didnt freeze it because who does like the idea of freezing their skin. Anyway I finally got tired of looking at it because it looks gross and decided to use the internet sincation banana peel. I just have one question. Should I scrape all of the black dead skin off of the top when it starts to die? Also should I let the area heal before reaplying banana peel, because to me it sounds a little like putting something on a open wound and I dont want it to get infected. Or should I reaply the banana peel right after I pick all of the black dead skin off?


Warts
Posted by Jithurm (Muscat, Oman) on 10/18/2010

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


Warts
Posted by Lisa (Brisbane, Australia) on 07/17/2010

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 Aaron (Wauwatosa, Wi) on 04/16/2010

Rajalakshmi Swami (or anyone who knows how to send this to them),
Check this success story that I got off of the web

Name: Emily
Location: Michigan, United States
Date: April 01, 2010

I CANNOT believe this actually works. But it does! I'd tried everything, including having my doctor cryo my wart off, but instead it just got bigger. To the point where my tiny plantar wart on my heel/instep had become a massive almost quarter sized beast.

Here's my recipe for success. I did this every night after I got home from work:

Take a bucket or large mixing bowl, fill with water as hot as you can stand it (I'd run it as hot as it can go). Take a measuring cup or eyeball to add two cups of AC Vinegar. Soak your foot for an hour. I'd sit on the end of my bed and watch the TV for an hour.

Wash your foot. Take a cotton ball or folded up piece of toilet tissue, soak in vinegar. Put on top of the wart, then duct tape it to your foot. Cover over with a sock. Go to sleep.

The next time you go to repeat this process, before you soak your foot, take a nail file (emery board) and file off the dead wart. You'll it's dead because the sucker will turn black. The vinegar is eating the wart and pushing it out of the foot, and you're basically filing the dead wart off.

It took about four days for me to feel any kind of discomfort, but, it will hurt to the point of tears after you start to get down to the root of the wart when sleeping with the vinegar taped to your foot. Try taking an aspirin before you soak your foot so that you're comfortably numb by the time the pain hits.

Despite the pain, I did not skip a day. I filed the wart even when it hurt. Exactly one week and a half to the day, my wart "fell off". I was filing it, and it started to chunk off revealing red skin underneath. Underneath the wart had turned white, and the middle didn't have any black skin left. I took a pair of nail clippers and just clipped it right off revealing pink, non-wart skin! I'm wart free for the first time in my life! And all it took was a few gallons of vinegar.


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Posted by Mardee (Milwaukee, Wi) on 03/23/2010

Yes, there are many kinds of warts which is why some treatments work and some don't. My warts came back after the banana peel treatment. After two years the only thing that worked for me was bleach. It sounds awful, but a q-tip dipped in bleach and applied morning and night just to the wart, was the only thing that helped. Just let the bleach dry and you don't even need a band aid. The bleach didn't hurt or redden my foot. Remember, bleach is what they use in showers and at swimming pools to keep people from getting warts. So why wouldn't it work to make them go away? It may not be "natural", but it works.


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Posted by Kmcou (Iloilo City, Iloilo, Philippines) on 02/18/2010
5 out of 5 stars

I have tried putting banana peel overnight on my nephew's finger with wart growth measuring 2-3 cm overnight. after several days of using it, the wart was gone.


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Posted by Lynnbb (Ann Arbor, Michigan) on 01/19/2010

Jack,

I must make a comment on your application tip. If you think it doesn't matter how it is applied, then why didn't it work for you? I have been seeing mine reduce in size every night that I remember to put a piece of peel on my wart. Sorry it didn't work for you but you didn't do it right.

Please don't give advise when you didn't get a good response, that doesn't help anyone. We have been cutting a bit of a very ripe banana and keeping it on with a bandaid. We have only done it over night because it is too hard to do during the day. It is working!

Thanks


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Posted by Benji (Acity, Hi) on 12/09/2009
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banana peel wart remedy

i came back here to tell the story of how a banana peel cured my wart while nothing else could, but i was amazed to see how many people got to it before me. so instead id like to answer a question i see repeated over and over about the application of the peel.

i think its safe to say that it doesnt really matter how you apply it to the wart. so long as the banana peel gets to touch your wart at least for a few seconds. the chemicals in the peel are EXTREMELY effective against warts. (well some/most warts)

also i believe the chemicals are most potent when the banana is still very unripe. im lucky enough to have a banana tree growing right outside my door, so i cut off a banana that had another month to grow and used the inside of its tiny green peel under a bandaid. i saw a reduction in size and little "hairs" poking out in just 12 hours! compared to other people who say 1-2 days.

this just goes to show you the simplest and safest answers are given to you by nature.

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Posted by Yeah (Lodon, England) on 12/08/2009
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its working the banana peel and im about 1 week into it the size of my warts have halved at least and im seeing results this is great thanks


Warts
Posted by Alvin (Sto Tomas, Batangas Philippines) on 07/03/2009
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I started to noticed wart under my foot on May 2008. I went on wart removal(by burning it) a month after. But the wart came back right after the wound had healed. Tried to search the net for alternative solution and I found this site. It gave me hope and I promised myself to add my testimony in case my wart disappear. My wart is gone for 6 months now and my conscience is haunting me because of the promise I made... Now here it is.

Material:
ripe banana peel
duct tape (choose thick one w/c can be found in hardware store not 3M brand)
scissor

Direction:

Clean the wart or after you take a bath and dry the affected area.
Cut a piece of banana peel with the same size of your wart.
Put the banana peel on top (or bottom in case its under your foot) of your wart with the inner part of the peel facing the wart.
Cover it with duct tape. As much as possible, cover the wart as if no air can penetrate.
In my case, the duct tape normally stays for 3 to 5 days. I have to clean the affected area again and put new peel and duct tape. Do this for 2-3 weeks until your wart become fluffy and white. The affected area will expand because the moist of banana peel has been absorbed by your skin. After 2-3 weeks, remove the duct tape and banana peel, soak your foot to hot water for 2 hours. The hotter the better. Well, in my case, I went to a natural hot spring near the mountain here in the Philippines. It was an overnight swimming with rum and friends. The next day, I had a hangover but noticed that my wart turned dark (underneath the skin) and felt hardened. We call it "langib" a dried blood on top of your wound when it starts to heal. Then after few weeks its gone.

CHOOSE A WELL VENTILATED SHOES WHICH WILL KEEP YOUR FEET DRY FROM SWEAT OR REMOVE YOUR SHOES FROM TIME TO TIME.



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