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How To Naturally Get Rid of a Plantar Wart

Updated on April 19, 2014

Let's Explore Different Remedies for Natural Plantar Wart Removal

A Plantar Wart can be extremely painful, seem to appear out of nowhere and be frustratingly difficult to get rid of.

Many people choose to visit their doctor for traditional, although often painful and invasive methods to remove these nasty warts. Unfortunately many experience the plantar wart resurfacing once again, stubborn and oh so painful.

Others choose home remedies for relief from warts and often times find success in one of the methods featured below.

The purpose here is to offer natural home remedies that have been successful for others, particularly one that was successful in my household after several other popular home remedies failed.

Bee Propolis Extract

Highly touted for a vast array of healing properties, this all natural substance produced by Honey Bees to protect their hive has been successful in treating plantar warts for some.

Simply apply this thick, sticky, pasty substance to the affected area and allow to dry. You can use a hair dryer to speed the process if desired. Cover with a bandage or gauze and tape. When we first started using bee propolis, we saw some rapid progress but then the growth of the wart took over again.

Many people claim that bee propolis works extremely well and I'm sure for some it does as propolis contains amazing healing properties.

Healing times will vary and like in our case, was not successful even though we still use Bee Propolis for other applications in our home with great success.

Honey Bee Propolis Extract

YS bee Farms - Propolis Extract in Honey - 11.4 oz
YS bee Farms - Propolis Extract in Honey - 11.4 oz

This pasty substance loaded with immune support properties can be very effective in the process of eliminating a Plantar Wart.


Apple Cider Vinegar to Heal a Plantar Wart

This is a very popular method for successful plantar wart removal.

Simply soak the affected area for 20 to 30 minutes per day in Apple Cider Vinegar. Then soak an appropriately sized piece of gauze in ACV and tape to the wart, preferably before bedtime so the bandage remains in place.

Healing times vary according to each individual case and for some, this method is ineffective. Diligent applications are the key to seeing success using Apple Cider Vinegar

In my household we use ACV for other applications and did try it to remove a plantar wart. At first it seemed that the vinegar was working and the wart was actually beginning to heal, but sadly the progress ceased and the wart continued to thrive.

Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar

Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, 32 Ounce - 1 Pack
Bragg Organic Raw Apple Cider Vinegar, 32 Ounce - 1 Pack

When using ACV to treat a wart or anything else, Braggs Organic Apple Cider Vinegar is always the best choice. I keep a bottle on hand at all times.


Tea Tree Oil

Tea Tree Oil, also know as "The Medicine Cabinet in a Bottle", is an essential oil with anti-fungal, anti-viral and antiseptic properties. The list that Tea Tree Oil can be used to treat, heal, soothe on so on, is virtually endless.

It is effective in treating Plantar Wart for some.

You can soak the area in diluted Tea Tree Oil, or you can soak a piece of gauze with the Oil and tape to the wart. Applying it neat is effective to, although it can burn a little. Take care to only allow it on the wart and not onto other areas of the skin not affected by the wart.

Tea Tree Oil for Treating a Plantar Wart

Duct Tape??

For Plantar Wart Treatment?

I know, I know. It sounds crazy, doesn't it? But people swear by it.

We tried it and had some success, particularly when we applied Tea Tree Oil and then covered with duct tape. We also combined Propolis Extract and duct tape.

When we used TTO and DT, unfortunately after a time, the wart came back, resurfacing in the form of several new warts. This was tremendously discouraging after fighting the one big wart for so very long and thinking we had finally won the battle with this treatment.

However this is just our story. Many people have seen success with using duct tape.

A Universal Fix It!

3M  Pro Strength Duct Tape, 1260-A, 1.88  Inches by 60 Yards
3M Pro Strength Duct Tape, 1260-A, 1.88 Inches by 60 Yards

No matter what the issue, I always keep duct tape around. You never know when you need it.


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A First Hand Experience

And Success Too!

A few years ago, a family member became afflicted by a planter wart. He suffered with it for five or six months. He described the pain as intense and from what I observed, he wasn't exaggerating one bit. He had one on the heel of his foot that grew to about the size of quarter. Never one to run to the doctor, he began trying different over the counter treatments and quickly abandoned those for a variety of home remedies and natural treatments to get rid of it.

After a variety of attempts, he was finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel by using the Duct Tape method along with a poultice of Tea Tree Oil and baking soda. The pain was all but gone and the wart was beginning to subside.

Just when he was beginning to feel he had turned the corner, out of nowhere five new warts appeared to the left and the right of the original ones. He claimed the pain was much worse. He was just beginning a badly needed vacation and had planned to take it easy and relax for that week. Instead he was miserable. Not only was the pain making his life challenging, just thinking about this set back was enough to send anyone over the edge.

I began researching again new treatments to try. He really didn't want to visit a doctor and suffer invasive methods that might not work. That's when a light bulb went off about using essential oils synergistically. I remembered reading that when you combine the appropriate essential oils together, their properties draw off each others strengths to become more powerful and effective.

I felt we had nothing to lose and everything to gain by trying this so I developed a synergistic blend of essential oils. Within a week the warts began to shrink, the pain subsided little by little and the dead skin began to peel off bringing out new healthy skin. After two weeks, the area where multiple warts had previously resided was a non issue. He still applied the synergistic blend each night. He was a little apprehensive about a recurrence after the last episode so he continued to apply the blend for a total of eight weeks. Finally after almost six months of struggles, he was relieved and elated to say no more plantar warts!

Banana Peel

Here's another home remedy I've heard of, but not tried. It seems a little awkward, but hey, if it works, why not? Apparently there are natural chemicals in a banana peel that can heal a PW.

How to use: Take a banana peel and apply it to the plantar wart. If necessary, tape (look, duct tape to the rescue again!) it to the affected area.

You can also try using a potato instead of the banana peel.

Others have seen success with both of these methods.

Do you have a home remedy or a success story you would like to share? - I love feedback, so please leave yours!

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