Cure for Warts! The Banana Peel Home Remedy

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[YEA]  10/06/2008: Grace from Fort Worth, Texas: "So, call me a skeptic. I developed a plantar type wart on my thumb and a raised one pinkie which were both extremely irritating. I had tried OTC "freezing" at least three times, and the garlic method, which cleared up my son's warts, but neither worked. In fact, they made them worse!

Figuring, it couldn't hurt, I tried the banana peels. I cut a small square of the greenish part near the stem of the banana, and held it on with waterproof adhesive tape overnight. I removed it the next morning, and although they looked all waterlogged at that point, as the warts dried out I noticed that they had all these black spots.

I didn't use the bananas every day - - rather about 2 times a week at night, whenever I remembered (and had bananas!) After about 4 times of using the "treatment", the warts had turned nearly all black and were drying up. I filed them down, and used the banana again. As of this AM, the smaller one on my pinkie is gone and the one on my thumb is now smooth and flat, but still a little discolored. I figure another day or two, and it, too, will be completely gone.

Try it. You won't be disappointed!"

[YEA]  10/01/2008: Frustrated from Somewhere, Virginia: "We have battled a series of plantar warts on my daughters finger for about a year and a half; we had what was initially a single wart that subsequently progressed to a group of warts frozen off at a dermatologist's office four times. My daughter says this is very painful. I'm not really a believer in "old wives tails", however, someone in passing told us about the banana peel thing. We've taped a piece of the banana peel on the warts for three consecutive nights now and most of the wart is gone. There was marked improvement after the very first night; the next morning the wart had turned a blackish/brown. So I have to say, this method seems to work, so far...Even if it comes back partially, this method is certainly a lot less painful!"

[YEA]  09/27/2008: Aliesha from Newcastle, Australia: "I first tried ACV for my senile wart (that's what the doctor called it), and although it started to go black, it got extremely painful. I believe I have a rather high tolerance for pain, but it got unbearable one night when I woke up and my arm was throbbing. I then switched to Iodine, but found that too harsh as well. Last try was the banana peel - and oh how I wished I had of tried this first!!! Within two days it was black and gone and only a wound remains - and best of all - no pain! Thanks for such a great site!"

[YEA]  09/26/2008: Shea from Akron, Ohio: "Banana peels worked miracles on my plantars wart!

i am sixteen and have had a plantars wart on my foot for about a year. it was very small at first and i thought it was a callus for about eight months, until my aunt suggested that it may be a wart. i scheduled an appointment to have it looked at, but was terrified about having it cut out after googling the procedure. i came upon this website and was so excited with the success everyone else has had, so i decided to give it a try.

after three days i noticed a huge difference and canceled my doctors appointment. after about four days my wart turned blackish-brown. now it has been a little over a week and i no longer have ANY PAIN, and the wart is very small, with pink skin starting to surface. i am so grateful to this website and all of the inspirational success stores! you have saved me much stress, worry, money, pain, and recovery!

my method:
-first i used a foot scraping blade i bought at the drugstore to remove the hard outer skin that had formed. (this did not hurt, make sure to soak your foot first)
-next i cut a piece of banana peel and taped it to my foot with medical tape

thats it!

-a few days later i repeated the scraping process"

[YEA]  09/25/2008: Hannah from Urdaneta City, Philippines: "the banana peel contains potassium so i think this is it's components of curing warts. my warts that is so big was cured. after this when somebody ask me what is the cure for their warts i said that they can use banana peel because it is so effective and they were amazed."

[YEA]  08/27/2008: Leanne from Auckland, New Zealand: "My 14 year old son has a couple of large warts and quite a few smaller ones on his hands that he was really embarrassed about. We had tried different chemist remedies but nothing had worked. I came across this site (which is AMAZING) while looking for a burn cure, and searched for wart cures. I was sceptical about the bananna peel cure, and so was he, but we tried it and while they did not turn black and drop off, as lots of other people have experienced, they have nearly gone!! Thanks so much for this wonderful website - I have told lots of my friends about Earthclinic here in New Zealand and we all think its awesome!!!"

[YEA]  08/23/2008: Denisse from Long Beach, CA: "I tried the banana peels for foot warts and I am soo happy to report that it worked!! I've had the warts for years and never did anything about them until recently when they grew and it became painful to take a step. I looked on this site and first tried the ACV which was messy since the tape wouldn't stay on. Then as the pain increased I finally tried the banana peels. At first the warts became very bulgy and white. I guess it was sucking them out since a cluster was revealed that I thought was only one wart.

Recipe: I cut the banana peels to small squares and taped them on with masking tape then I put socks on to hold them in place

I used them religiously around the house for about 3 maybe 4 days. Then I went out of town so I couldn't use this remedy. When I came back I realized that the warts not only had stopped hurting but that they were now little black dots! I will continue the treatment for a couple of days more just so all the warts are completely removed =)"

01/16/2013: Wart Hater 101 from Brookfield, Iowa replies: "I am really young and I have over 22 warts on my hand and 15 verrucas on my feet I need help!!! How do I put on the banana peel ??? Should I just leave it on overnight???"
01/19/2013: Anon from Anon replies: "Hi, sounds like you need to boost your immune system- try taking cod liver oil (not heat treated) this contains safe vitamin A which I'm sure you are deficient in."

[YEA]  08/20/2008: Jesse from Kingston, NY: "I have been dealing with what the dermatologist has called flat warts on my face. I remember when I was in highschool I had something on my chin that resembled a pimple and I recall finally jsut ripping it off and it did grow back but eventually went away then approx 7 years ago I got another on e then a few more and they were located on my face near my chin and my nose. I have tried everything from freezing to aldera cream, to tea tree oil and castor oil and nothing has seemed to work. Yesterday I read all of these different testimonials about banaanas and the peels so I thought lastnight hey what the hell it cant hurt. so I put the peel on the two spots and much to my surprise this morning when I got up the one on my chin is alot smaller and the ones on my nose seem to be shrinking also. One night and the difference is noticeable. All i can say is my prayers have finally been answered: No more Dermatologist and spending all that money for nothing."

[YEA]  07/15/2008: Peter from Antwerp, Belgium: "After reading all the posts in this forum, I decided to give it a try and walk around with this magic bananapeel under the soles of my foot. I have been suffering from warts for over 10 years now and despite the fact that the original one's aren't there anymore, in general - they are highly persistant & replaced by new ones all the time.

My method: Cut small parts from the peel and rub this firmly over/into the wart. After this I cut small 1cm x 1cm parts, put them on it and stuck it to my foot with some bandaids or tape. I would do this every night before going to bed and keep them on afterwards. I also wanted to let them ventilate a bit, so after showering i.e. I let them breathe for an hour orso, after which they were again annoyed by my new fruity invention. So: I wore them as much as possible, e.g. shopping, running, training, movies etc.

My result: After doing this for one week straight, the result was that the warts seemed to react in some way. It was not very clear, partially because there was lots of hard skin and the banana peel left some black color here and there... but despite this is noticed that they were annoyed and some of them started to shrink a little.

After this week, I went on vacation to the seaside for a week - where I didnt use any banana for any other purpose than my milkshakes. Upon return I did it for 2 more days, after which I had an appointment with a wart-expert in the dermatology department in the hospital. She took her scalpel and gently scratched the excess skin off (no pain, don't worry) and she started laughing! "I think this approach of yours is doing the trick; they are disappearing!" As indicator she pointed at the lines on your skin (like a finger print) that were now no longer going around the wart, but followed a normal path over it - indicating that the normal skin structure came back.

Not all of them are completely gone, but from the five I had on my 2 feet, at least 3 have virtually disappeared and two are 'on the way' as she said.

Like many, I was quite sceptic at first, but after reading the overwhelming amount of positive feedback I thought: What the heck!


Maybe the Potassium did the trick, I don't care... but after years of literally walking around with this nuisance, and going to the doctor for the cryo therapy (freezing them) I believe for the first time this will be the cure for it!

Thanks a lot for all the feedback - and sorry for my extensive report, but I just wanted to be as precise as possible as it might help somebody in the same position as me. As soon as everything is gone, I will make another post to let y'all know.


08/17/2008: Cindy from Wichita, Kansas replies: "I had some serious health problems cleared up by the watercure but it had no effect on the plantars wart on my foot. Hydrogen Peroxide aggravated it a bit, but that's about it. I'm going to try the banana peel. I've had the darn thing for about 30 years and it has affected my ankle because I walk as if there is a rock in my shoe. Can't wait to see what happens! I'm going to try green organic bananas. Will report back."

[YEA]  07/05/2008: Allison from Salem, Indiana: "Banana Peel most definetly works. I put the peel on my six year old son's foot that had warts on them every night with a bandade over top to keep in place. Seven days it was gone. Turned black and fell off. Hasn't returned. Put the remedy in my recipe box and share it with anyone that has warts to be rid of. Thanks for the site I refer to it often. Allison"

[YEA]  06/18/2008: Joanne from Philadelphia, PA: "I can't believe this! My son had an incredibly large plantar wart on the side of his big toe for YEARS. It was huge, hideous, and ugly. It hurt him a lot when he wore skates to play ice hockey, and no amount of padding helped. Duct tape didn't work to get rid of it, visits to a podiatrist didn't work to get rid of it, Compound W didn't work to get rid of it. I told him about the banana peel cure and he looked at me like I was crazy, but reluctantly agreed to try it.

The wart died in FOUR days! He just took a fresh piece of peel and kept that one piece on for four days straight, not understanding that it was to be changed every day. When he took the peel off, the wart was pitch black. He scraped the black stuff off, washed the area, and let it air out. He told me, I think the wart is dead, and I way, it can't have worked that quickly...put another banana peel on it. He said no...let's wait a couple of days - this wart is dead. I said ok, and promptly forgot all about it. After about a week, I remembered, and said, hey...let's see the wart. He showed me his feet, and I couldn't remember which foot the wart was on...both big toes were the same! The wart had totally disappeared. He was SO happy. And so was I. Thank you so much!"

[YEA]  05/30/2008: Sharon from Williamsburg, VA: "re: Banana Peel for plantar wart. For those having suffering with plantar warts: After five years of suffering through laser surgery, Cantharadin, salycidic acid, etc., none of which helped, I was cured within a month using banana peel every other night with Aldara on the alternate nights."

[YEA]  05/25/2008: Cathy from San Antonio, TX: "Wanted to let you know that about 2 months ago, a painful wart showed up on my right thumb. Of course I picked at it which made it worse. Okay--it doesn't take me too long to learn so.....I peeled a banana, placed the peel on the wart and secured it there the first night. Within an hour I had extremely uncomfortable shooting pains going up my arm and into my neck. It was close to being unbearable and I was unable to go to sleep most of the night. Around 4am it began to subside and from that time on, all pain vanished and the wart disappeared within 10 days. For me, painful but effective."

06/25/2008: Lynne from Manalapan, NJ replies: "I have been battling warts on my fingers for what has to be at least 5-6 years now. Like everyone else I have spent hundreds of dollars on over the counter "cures". Finally caved in a year ago and went to the dermatologist (who wasn't in my plan) and spent hundreds on the freezing method. He warned me that it would get ugly, but I had no clue just HOW ugly. How embarrassing to have to go to work every day covered in band-aids so that no one could see what was going on under them on both my hands. He shouldn't have done it that way. So when I went back for my second treatment, I had him only do one finger since band-aids on one finger aren't as noticeable. BTW, was asked by so many people what happened to my hand and I lied and said I had burned myself cooking. Well, after the second treatment, there was improvement, but not completely gone, and not being covered by insurance, it was costing a fortune. Found out that there is a much higher % of salycic acid in corn removers and have been using those now. STILL, no noticeable improvement. Tonight, I begin the banana method and I'm praying that it works. You all know how embarrassing warts are. Wish me luck! Hopefully the next time I write I will be one of the YEAS. :-)"

[YEA]  04/19/2008: Royce Hamer from Edmonton, Canada: "Banana Skins worked for me.I had many stubborn Plantar warts on my feet including a cluster the size of a table spoon.Medical Acid and nitrogen freezing did nothing as well as two other internet cures however the essential oil did agrivate the warts. I tried the banana and they are dissappearing fast(3 weeks) They may be dead now but I am not taking any chances so keeping up the bannana peels at night. I tape them on with duct tape and cover with socks to hold in place. No Pain lots of gain. It worked for me."

[YEA]  04/16/2008: PlantarBeGone from Suffolk County, NY: "Had a plantar as a boy (maybe 12) which a doctor scraped once a week for some weeks and applied acid. After many months a blister formed under the wart and it disappeared. Fast forward 20 years....

Had a plantar on my foot for some two years now. My dermatologist scraped it, froze it and had me put salcylic (sp?) acid on it for months. After many months of band-aids and treatments, no joy. Eventually I went to a dermatologist who had me put Lazer Formaldehyde on it for months to "shrink the wart". He felt that it made good progress and eventually used some heat device to burn the wart. He said it wouldn't leave a scar but it left one. That was June 2007 and I was OK until February 2008 when, around the edges of the scar, the wart reappeared.

Prior to the surgery I had tried duct tape, Apple Cider Vinegar, the acid, Epsom salts, hot water, religiously for weeks, one after the other, all to no avail. I wish I had just tried the banana cure!!! I could have saved SO MANY HOURS of driving back and forth, waiting around at the doctor, having the uncomfortable surgery, etc.

Before I continue, I must say that I sympathize with all the people who had no success with the bananas. I have taken some peel off of the same banana for the past four nights (just slicing off a little with a sharp knife from the skin... I may have to freeze it or eat it tomorrow as it's looking pretty ripe) and after showing and cleaning my foot, applying the little slice of banana peel to my foot and leaving it on until the following night with a band-aid on top.

After 24 hours it looked mushy, not sure if there was too much change.

After 48 hours (last night) a big piece of skin came off from on top of the original scar area.

Tonight marked 72 hours. The little black spots (hematosis?) are all gone. There are three little craters to the side of the original surgical scar area that just sort of "opened up" on my foot where I think the little black dots were. It's amazing. The skin looks pink and healthy. I am going to keep putting banana peels on my foot to see if it will fix the scar area somewhat. Want to make sure that everything is dead/gone. Man oh man, this is so easy. I hope it works for good. Good luck to everyone and God Bless those who figured out this cure"

[NAY]  09/22/2008: PlantarBeGone from Suffolk County, NY replies: "The plantars keep coming back and spreading despite the bananas. Too bad. I got my hopes up. :("
01/04/2009: Amy from Dallas, Texas replies: "Warts are caused by a virus. So - unfortunately - the chances of getting new ones is good. But knowing a great cure for when they crop up..."
03/04/2009: Howard from Omaha, AR replies: "I have tried everything. planter warts does not spread. if you have seed on your warts that is not planters warts. the planter wart that i have on my right foot has roots that grow to the bone and has to be cut out. when i cut it out it's ok for a week or two and grows back and it is like a little hard rock. Thanks."
05/16/2009: PlantarBeGone from Suffolk County, NY replies: "Finally. I think (I hope) I got rid of that plantar. It really spread to about 7 circles around the scar from the surgical burn from 6-2007.

I had to use a product called Wart Wonder. I can't remember how I came across it.... maybe on a Google Search? I started using it in around 10-2008 and after using most of a bottle of the regular strength I found the Super-Potent on ebay. Maybe it's a common product but I never heard of it before. It took many months, but the hematomas finally stopped appearing and the skin is soft and clear. Hopefully got rid of the cursed thing. I probably spent about $50 or $60 for the combined costs of the two bottles. Not cheap, but certainly worth the expense. One time my son licked the bottle cap (he's a baby) and I was worried so I called the company and spoke with the owner and she said not to worry, just rinse his mouth out with water and that it's all herbal stuff inside.

Probably like the folks that had success with bananas, Wart Wonder seemed to work best when rubbing it in while watching a movie or whatever. The Super-Potent seemed to work the best. If I had to "do it over again" I would only get the strongest potency. I guess my plantar was too stubborn for a banana, I'm just glad I finally found something that worked. Just tonight while looking for this site I also saw an electronic device that supposedly kills warts in three minutes. I'm not sure how, or if it works, but if I had to go through this again I'd probably make the investment in that item. Hopefully for the "Nays" like me who were trying to deal with this for years and felt at the end of their hope this may help."



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