Get Rid of Warts with a Banana Peel



Warts are a stubborn, embarrassing, and sometimes even painful viral infection. There are many ways to treat warts– such as cryotherapy, salicylic acid, and surgery. These treatments can be expensive, ineffective, painful, and may make the wart appear even uglier and more conspicuous than the untreated wart. So, when my daughter had a large wart grow on her toe, instead of trying conventional treatments for warts, we tried a gentler, inexpensive natural remedy—the banana peel—and it worked! 

Here’s what to do:

Step 1
Prepare the wart by washing the area with soap and warm water, soaking the wart in warm water to soften the rough surface, and then scrubbing to exfoliate the affected area.

Step 2
Cut a fresh piece of banana peel slightly larger than the wart. Use bananas that are just turning from green to yellow for best results. 

Step 3

Secure the inner side of the peel to the wart with an adhesive bandage. Leave the bandaged peel in place for at least eight hours overnight. 


Step 4

In the morning, wash the treated area with soap and warm water and gently scrub the wart to remove the dying layers.  The wart will turn dark in color as it dies, layer by layer. Removing the dark parts of the wart will expose the living part of the wart to the banana peel and speed the healing.  

Allow the wart to air dry, and then apply a clean, dry bandage to the wart during the day. Change the bandage whenever it gets wet, as the virus that causes warts thrives in moist environments.

Step 6
Repeat daily until the wart is gone.  We saw progress after 3 days of treatment. Most warts disappear after 14 days.


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