The Easiest and Cheapest Natural Wart Treatment

Got a wart that needs to go? This Natural Wart Remedy is the cheapest one around and it really works! I tried several natural wart remedies, but this worked the best. Would YOU try this?

I’m always on the hunt for natural remedies to treat ear infections, sinus infections, headaches, and more.  I’m just not a fan of prescription meds, or even OTC medications, mainly since one of the things that contributed to my health issues (including candida) is overuse of meds and antibiotics in general.

So when warts surfaced in our home, I was not about to just run to the store to get an OTC cream – and I for sure wasn’t ready to pay $30 (how did it get that high?!) for a physician copay to have it removed from my son’s foot.

Warts are not a pleasant topic.

If you’ve ever had a wart, you know how hard it can be to get rid of it.

And it’s worse if you’ve got more than one wart. Once they start spreading they can really be tough to get rid of.

About 1 month ago I was helping my youngest get changed for bed. I don’t remember now what happened or why I noticed it, but I saw two small “somethings” on the sole of his foot, near the heel.

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I wouldn’t have thought much of them, except for the fact that I remembered having a plantar’s wart when I was a young girl.

It was painful and it took a long time to get rid of it.

I think we went to the store and got an over-the-counter wart remover and I applied it over and over again.

And they’re gross.

Back to my son.

I took a closer look at his foot and scraped a little of the surface off of the skin.

It felt hard underneath, and I could see the tell-tale little brownish-black dots in the center of a pattern.

The dots are called wart seeds sometimes, but they really are little blood clots.


Anyway, he clearly had two of them.

Then, my son showed me a “callous” on his toe.


It was a big one. But was it really a callous?

I went to the internet and found a site with a great diagnostic information.

How To Tell the Difference Between a Callous and a Wart!

To tell the difference between a callous and a wart, you press on it:

  • If it hurts pushing straight down on it–it’s a callous.
  • If it hurts putting pressure on the sides (by squeezing it)–it’s a wart.

Sure enough. No pain pressing down, but when I squeezed it, my son wasn’t happy.

Now it was time to try to get rid of them.

Natural Treatments for Warts

We’d tried using oregano oil before on a wart on my husband’s finger.

It really worked great, but we weren’t consistent enough to get rid of it, so it’s still there.

One day we were on a road trip. I put the oregano oil on it and within 3 hours it went from being a raised wart to being level with the rest of his skin.

So I tried the oregano oil on my son’s foot for several days.

Again, I wasn’t consistent enough and no surprise–nothing happened.

I really wanted to be consistent with the oregano, but life was getting in the way.

So I hopped back on the internet and even asked my fans on my Facebook page for their ideas. (hop on over there if you haven’t already, K?)

Well, let me tell you, there were loads of ideas….

Plantar Wart Remedies

  • OTC topical treatments (not going there again)
  • super glue (doesn’t sounds very natural to me)
  • apple cider vinegar (I did this once for a wart on my hand. It ended up burning the surrounding skin and was super painful)
  • banana peel (the inside of it)
  • concoctions of all sorts
  • cutting them off (not an option. No way)
  • removal by a physician (I’d read over and over that the wart often comes back. This is the case for one of my son’s friends.)

and one that really caught my eye.


Yeppers. You all remember my post, Unbelievable Ear Infection Natural Treatment, right?

Well, at the time I tried that in my son’s ear (of course, after reading all over the internet that urine therapy has been used by many cultures for many years and there was even an international convention on it–so don’t think I’m just so crazy that I’ll try anything that I read on the internet–’cause I’m not), I was already trying this on my son’s warts.

But I wasn’t sure if it was going to take care of the more stubborn ones so I didn’t want to share it yet.

Well, now you can see what happened and judge for yourself:

Got a wart that needs to go? This Natural Wart Remedy is the cheapest one around and it really works! I tried several natural wart remedies, but this worked the best. Would YOU try this?

How to Treat a Plantar Wart

  1. Have child urinate in a cup (we had a cup specially designated for this task to avoid unpleasant “glass confusion” :-).
  2. Cut small pieces of cotton that will cover the affected area.
  3. Soak cotton in urine and squeeze to remove excess.
  4. Place cotton piece on wart.
  5. Cut duct tape in appropriate shape and cover the wart and cotton completely.
  6. Repeat one time daily.

We did this for a few weeks. It would have gone faster if I’d remembered to change the cotton daily, but I forgot occasionally.

But every day we noticed an obvious change in the big wart.

Plantar Wart Healing a Bit

Plantar Wart Healing a Bit

And now, this is what his toe looks like:

Plantar Wart Gone

All gone except for some peeling skin.

And the other warts are gone as well.

Even while we were treating the first 3, one more showed up on the other foot (lovely) and that one is gone as well.

Now, I am thinking the oregano oil would have worked if I had been more diligent, but I would forget sometimes and frankly, urine is a lot cheaper.  But if you’re squeemish about the urine thing, then hop over to Native American Nutritionals and get some oregano oil. It’s great stuff and is anti-bacterial and anti-fungal. I’ve even heard of folks treating MRSA successfully with it. Now that’s something to have on hand, you know?

If you’re curious about  why I recommend Native American Nutritionals, you can read my who series on Which Essential Oils Company is Best.

But I tried the urine also because the testimonials were so emphatic.

One was even pretty hilarious.

A man said his whole family had been plagued by plantar warts–except for him.

He thought it was because he had the habit of urinating in the shower, so he thought his feet were getting a natural anti-wart treatment every day.

I don’t know, but interesting, huh?

I’m not sure why my son got all of these, but they did start when he was wearing footie PJs and during winter when he was wearing winter boots around a lot, and his feet would get all sweaty.

I never liked those footie sleepers because they made my feet sweaty and sweaty feet are like a breeding ground for warts.

No more footie sleepers for him.

And no more warts for him either.

Happy mom!

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Urine Therapy

What remedies have you tried for warts?


    Speak Your Mind


  1. I was going to say, duct tape. Duct tape alone has gotten rid of warts that various members of my family had. No urine necessary. Try one without the other next time.

    • Hoping there isn’t a next time :). The duct tape is super messy, isn’t it?

      • I would agree with the duct tape therapy. Not that I disagree with urine or anything else. We had tried the OTC treatments, stinky and not consistent enough. We applied duct tape to the affected are and left it there and replaced if needed because of moisture, or wear. This worked. It is cheap, easy, comes in many fun patterns. To remove, just use about any type of oil, rub the oil around the edges of the tape until they lift up and continue until the tape is removed.

    • Warts are a virus. They can be contagious. They usually go away after a few months but can reappear. I had 2 plantars warts several years back after a trip to Disney world. Podiatrist told me most likely they virus entered my skin through a small cut. I had been in the pools, showers, etc. I had them cut out by my podiatrist. Needles in the foot, no fun. Unfortunately, a few weeks after I got them, my daughter did, too.

  2. I used the milky liquid from “Milk Weed” only sons warts about four years ago and they haven’t come back. A friend of mine got rid of planters warts with colloidal silver. I think different remedies work differently for each person.

  3. In my Reflexology schooling, it was mentioned to us to consider warts as a symptom. One of the first and easiest ways for the body to let you know something is wrong (aside from pain) is on or through the skin (rashes, etc).

    I would always check the reflected area of the body (from where the warts are/were) on a Reflexology map to see if anything else may be going on in the body.

  4. They are a sign of vitamin A deficiency also. My nephews took 25,000 IU vitamin A for several months and they went away. This is what the Dr. told them to tAKE.

    • Interesting. My son takes a good cod liver oil….???

    • I also found out recently that they can mean a difficiency in L-Lycine. The daughter of a friend of mine had lots of commom and was starting to get plantar warts. After a couple of weeks of supplementation with L-Lycine and a change in her fish oil from Krill to cod liver oil (CLO), her warts started clearing up.
      I also agree that different remedies are going to work for different people. One of my daughters did very well on OTC freezey stuff and liquid while my other daughter is still struggling though we are trying the L-Lycine route as well as an increased dose of CLO and it seems to be working. They are smaller.
      I have two plantar warts that are being stubborn and may try the urine trick or just the duct tape trick. I can get them to shrink some but not disappear.

  5. I have one I’m trying to get ride of and I read garlic has the same effect. So I cut a small sliver and place it under a band aid over night and try to remember during the day and it has gone down significantly in just 2 nights. Interesting about the urine though!

    • I heard about garlic too!

      • I’ve been meaning to try that too. Mostly because I’m told that after about an hour of having the garlic on your foot you start to taste it. I wanted to know if this was really true. And if it is, it’s a great way to prove that your skin absorbs into the body what you slather onto it.

        • It sure does! I didn’t use a whole clove, but squished it so it was more liquidy (garlic)… then applied some to the bottom of my foot and I could taste it within about 30 seconds… ew! Definitely want to be careful with what we put onto our skin :)

        • If you can taste garlic after putting it on your skin, then after putting urine on your skin….I think I’ll start with the oregano oil, lol!

        • I like the idea of using garlic, love the stuff heck you could put garlic on a car bumber and it would taste good.!

  6. Think this method might work to get rid of a toenail fungus?

  7. I’ve been told that thuja works, so I’m going to have my daughter start taking it.

  8. Rubbing a marigold flower on them will take them away too. Rub hard, breaking the petals until the skin around is yellow or orange, the color of a flower, do this for a few days until it is gone. Works, but marigold flowers are not available in the winter. Soooo seriously urine is an amazing cure all. Your own urine, not someone else’s. I am not sure of the mechanics or organics involved, but I know first hand it works miracles. My children and I were on a road trip, we drove from Utah to New York to Florida, and back home. I had a fungal infection on my left big toenail and had had it for a while but it was not bad until we started walking everywhere on our trip. By the time we got to New York, my toe was swollen and hurt so bad I could hardly walk and I feared it would ruin our trip. One night in Gettysburg, it hurt so bad I could not sleep. I got up and did the unthinkable and urinated in a cup and soaked my foot in it for a while and went to bed with my wet foot hanging off the edge of the bed so as not to soil the sheets. That next morning the swelling and pain were almost gone. My children, age 15 and 18 were witness to the change and could not believe it. I had been telling them for years it would kill athlete’s foot and acne, but none of us had ever tried it. The rest of our trip was saved and made memorable because of the wonder cure. Believe it. It works.

    • Wow – someone just asked about curing toe fungus with this so now I can tell her it worked for you. Thanks!

      • Well I already do a lot of weird things so I might as well as this to my list of natural remedy attempts. Thanks for the info.

        • You’re welcome!!!

        • When I lived in Texas we went to Galvaston. I was walking in the sand with water up to my ankles and bam, a small stingray got the top of my foot. I kept screaming that a giant crab bit me. I think the poison effected my brain. Anyway the pain got worse and worse but there was only a tiny prick of blood on top of my foot. By the time we walked up to the hotel I was hysterical and the manager called EMTs. They filled a bucket of extremely hot water and ammonia and fought me for awhile to get me to put my foot in there. Finally did it and pain went away but I was going into shock. The EMT told us later that if that happened again to line up everyone we could and have them pee on my foot. Haha. So it’s the ammonia in the pee that does the trick. You can even use it for all types of stings. And when on beaches in the spring, shuffle your feet through the water to scare critters away, don’t step up an down or you may step on a stingray and his tail will nab you on the foot. And don’t let kids lay in the shallow water because a small stingray could sting and stop their hearts.

          • KarateLady says:

            Dear Ramona,
            On behalf of native Galvestonians here, I apologize for our overly defensive sea-going “frienemy”. :-) Your advice is very accurate & on the money! I would add that plain meat tendizer is great for jellyfish stings & that bleach stops the pain of wasp stings *instantly* – personal experience. I wonder if anyone has tried urine on the latter. I’ve heard that baking soda works but takes time. Any sting is too painful to sit around waiting for a cure to work!

  9. I’ve heard some herbalists also say, that the sap inside the stem of a dandelion is caustic and gets rid of warts.

  10. I’ve worked in Dermatology for many many years. Although I can say for certain the practice I work for has never “Prescribed” the urine method, maybe I can help explain why it may work. If you don’t mind me talking in fairly simple terms, Since the wart is a virus that is inside your body, and the visible wart on your skin is the “symptom” of the virus, what pretty much any of the treatments are really doing is trying to get your body to notice the virus is there by “irritating” the skin/wart. When the body goes to find out or fix the irritation /wound you are really hoping it really also says.. “Oh, wow! A WArt Virus, let’s move that a little higher on the priority list and start fighting it better”. So different methods may work better or not on each individual person. All people are exposed to the virus but generally you inherit the inability to fight off the virus from one parent or another. USually one parent has struggled with warts also. If you aren’t quite ready for the urine method, and want to try the duct tape try this variation: Buy the OTC wart treatment. Surround the healthy skin around the wart with Vaseline to protect it and carefully put a few drops of medicine on the wart. It should dry quickly.Wrap the affected area with duct tape. and keep the duct tape on for 24 hours. Take the duct tape off. Take an emory board (and make sure to mark it as a “Wart” board so no one else uses it!) and file down the wart. Take a shower/bath. Then retreat the wart with OTC med. and rewrap in duct tape. Do this pattern every day. although my daughters wart came off in less than 7 days, it is no guarantee, as every immune system reacts differently and some people really struggle to get their immune system to fight the virus very aggressively,so it may always be a struggle, but even if it takes years, generally the body will win the fight eventually on its own. DOn’t know if this helps, but keep trying to find the right method for you. Best of luck to everyone.

  11. Suburban Housewife says:

    I saw on Dr Oz show ( chance viewing – not a show I watch all the time) that duct tape alone will suffocate the wart. I believe he said they need air – and the duct tape suffocates them. Really – what can’t you fix with duct tape? ;-)

    • I read that too, but it didn’t work w/ the ACV covered up…..unless it wasn’t covered well enough for me. I wasn’t keen on having all that duct tape on the skin even though w/ my method it was still touching quite a bit.

      • ACV????

      • I used the white medical tape as prescribed by an older old fashioned doctor. Mine was under my index finger nail. After many time if having my finger frozen, the tip nearly cut off trying to get at the root of the wart I get a doc that wraps my finger tip with white medical tape. He said to leave it on for 6 days, replace if falls off, and on the 7th day leave tape off for 24 hours then repeat until gone. It was gone in no time. And yes they need to breathe to live. Tape stops that process. Older docs know a lot of tricks!

  12. Tea Tree Oil twice a day applied with a swab completely cleared my daughter’s huge wart(s) on her knee (she had previously cut her knee a few times). The first morning after applying at night, I was shocked by how much the wart had receded. It took somewhere between 1-2 weeks to completely get rid of the wart and it has never returned. I had a very small wart on my finger for a long time and finally vowed to get rid of it. I used tea tree oil but not consistently and so it would somewhat disintegrate but not completely. To be honest, I don’t like the smell of tea tree and was more concerned with my daughter’s huge wart so I was a bit lax. I restarted the tea tree for a couple of weeks , tried vinegar a few times (too harsh) although it did help some but I still had the little, but diminished wart. Right around this time, I finally cured the wart for good by rubbing extra virgin coconut oil on my hands every day- this was an unexpected result of moisturizing with coconut oil or coconut oil with shea butter. So I recommend tea tree oil for 1-2 weeks then use coconut oil for several weeks.

    • Thanks! Great tips!

    • Now I know why the small wart at the base of my finger (palm side) disappeared unexpectedly with no treatment. I made some hard lotion bars with coconut oil, shea butter and beeswax. I use it all the time. The wart had been there for about a year, and one evening I noticed it was gone. I couldn’t figure it out.

    • Caprylic acid is an effective antifungal that has been proven as effective as the prescription agent fluconazole. Test tube and animal research has shown caprylic acid to have antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal properties. Coconut oil contains quite a bit of caprylic acid so it is not surprising that it impacted the virus laden wart.

    • just dab the oil on or leave cotton soaked in oil taped to area?

  13. Myself and my two boys all got warts – mine were on my feet and I had one large one on my baby finger. My sons got them on their fingers. Badly, like in clusters. We tried freezing them off at the doctors and that was painful and didn’t work. Then we saw a professional homeopath and the warts disappeared, not very quickly, but they are totally gone now. We are healed!!!

  14. Black salve works everytime and is great for cancer and pre-cancer on the skin!

    I wrote about it here if interested. I have used it for years. It even works on moles!

  15. As a child I had success getting rid of warts by applying cut garlic and leaving it on all night beneath a bandage. It kind of burned, but it worked!

  16. Not necessarily a natural treatment, but my daughter covered her rather large plantar wart with clear nail polish twice a day. Every other day or so she would give it a good rubbing with a pumice stone to get rid of the dead skin cells. Cheap, easy, and now it’s all gone.

  17. Christina says:

    I have had great success with using 35% peroxide slightly diluted in some water for mine. I had one on my baby toe and has never returned.

  18. my daughter had a few warts, I tried buying, banana, coins rubbed on them and urine, then we tried rubbing the warts on the belly of a green frog (hands washed first to protect the frogs skin) only needed to do it a few times, like when ever we saw one.

  19. Urine, I said before it is a no for me because it is waste, which the Bible makes clear is unclean. But to each his own.

    That aside, warts are a virus. If you don’t get rid of the virus, they will just come back again and again in different spots. A great Multi-Vitamin can help with this. When your cells are fed the right nutrients then your body can take care of that virus. Then the warts will just vanish. No pee required!

    • My son is taking a regimen, but he does forget :). As for the Bible and urine, what verse(s) are you referring to? Thanks!

    • I had warts all over my hands, and in a couple of weeks of using Garden Of Life multivitamin they all went away!
      Another remedy is Food Grade Diatemaceous Earth. It will take care of parasites and warts also.

    • I’ve heard of plain duct tape. My daughter has a plantar wart…I bought the freezing stuff, but I have just been unsure about it…I think I might try the tea tree oil, and maybe the duct tape if that doesn’t work before I go that route….and maybe the urine after that. lol. As far as the comment about urine being “unclean” I’d like to see that verse too. Urine is sterile…which is why I’m surprised it worked for anything like this either…learn something new everyday!

  20. I had a friend who had her hands covered in warts. She was constantly praying asking the Lord to get rid of them. One day, they were just gone. I remember well… I hadn’t seen her in a few days and then she visited me and when I looked at her hands, I was surprised that they were all gone. No scars at all! “what happened to your warts? ” I said. She smiled big and answered, “They are gone! The Lord took each one of them away. Just like that!” Amazing, huh?

    I think sometimes if we will just leave our “symptoms and conditions” alone and forget them, God will take care of them. He made our bodies to heal after all. :)

  21. satyamama says:

    i have used urine on lots of different things over the years. and, from what i have read over the years, urine is not waste, fecal matter is waste. urine is simply excess stuff that the body can’t process. urinating in the shower is great for athletes foot.
    also, i had heard it was fantastic for burns and some years ago got to try it out when i burned my hand very badly, right away i put a urine soaked cloth on it with a drop of lavender oil, covered it in a plastic bag and put ice on top. kept it there for a few hours, replaced again. there was never any blistering at all. the funny thing was that i had also gotten some tiny burns on my other hand that i ignored, they all blistered and the big one on my other hand had nothing. it’s a good one to remember if you ever have an accident while camping:-)

  22. About 10 years ago, my daughter developed plantar’s warts on her feet that multipled like crazy….she had 50+!! We went to the doctor who said surgery was her only option.

    A friend of ours who raised cows said when his cows had warts, he would cut one off and have the cow eat it and it got rid of the wart(s) every time!

    So rather than face surgery, we tried this route. She actually peeled one off and ate it and literally, within one week, ALL the plantar’s warts were gone (and 50+ is NOT an exaggeration!). They have never returned.

  23. Cindy Atkins says:

    A friend of mine had her doctor tell her that the best thing for athelete’s foot is urine.

  24. Lorrie Lou says:

    After watching my 12 yro DD get excrutiating shots of yeast into her warts (totally worked btw, just would never put her through that again) I looked for natural remedies when my son got them. Good old Tee Tree oil from Target or Walmart. $4 and works like a charm. Put oil on a cotton ball and and band aid or tape to foot before bed. I had him wear socks so the tape wouldn’t come off. They were gone within a few days. No co-pay, no pain. Happy mom, thankful son. :)

  25. Keesha Curay says:

    I was amused after you mentioned several wart removal suggestions posted on your Facebook page and how you disagreed with some of them and ended up with urine. But after seeing the effects of urine on your son’s wart, I was amazed and I’m even thinking about trying it on myself. I am also intrigued about the oregano oil so I guess I’m gonna try both on my warts. These skin flaws are really undesirable so I can’t wait to have them removed, thanks for the tips!

  26. I had a wart on my finger for several years. I couldn’t get rid of it for the longest time. I think tea tree oil finally did the trick. However, a friend of mine told me about the oregano oil for another reason – my sinus infection. I think I need to get some!

    • Oregano is one of those “I won’t be without” oils now. It’s one of the more adulterated so I would seriously look at the company I recommended. They are not messing around. Companies like to promote certain carvacrol percentages but they can monkey with the oil to get certain test results. Take care, Barb!

  27. Interesting! I have a terrible habit of picking and biting at the skin around my nails. It had never caused me wart problems until the second half of my pregnancy. I kid you not, every finger was covered, it was really grody. I tried everything and nothing worked. My daughter was born and **literally** a week later my fingers were almost completely cleared. Obviously, there has got to be something internally going on to cause warts. Those things are redic. I can honestly say the worst part of my pregnancy were those yucky warts!!! Hahaha.

  28. I would highly recommend using doTERRA Oregano Oil. Oregano oil is a powerful antibacterial agent, and has many other uses besides removing warts.

  29. Seems to me you could have just soaked the cotton in the oregano oil rather than pee and taped it on like you did with the pee ones…

  30. This wouldn’t have worked for your son but after seeing the movie “Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead”, I did juice fasts – a 3-day, a 10-day, and a 28-day over a period of 3 months. I ended up 30 lbs lighter, and the wart on my finger completely disappearing was a fringe benefit! It’s been 6 months now and it’s never come back.

  31. Pixie Marie says:

    My daughter had a huge plantar wart on her big toe….covered most of the top of her toe from the nail up to where it joined the foot. Treatments from the doctor made it shrink temporarily, but it came back. We used duct tape on the thing…just slapped on a piece to cover and left it on until it came off in the shower and then repeated. Each time the wart shrank and it is now completely gone and has been for years now.

  32. L-Lysine 500 – 1,000 mg/day will keep the virus in check… which includes any of the herpes viruses…… cold sores, planter’s warts, genital warts…. I have found in over 30 years of taking this that if I miss too many days in a row I will start having small ones start to appear again… I have had issues with planter’s warts since childhood….. I’m glad I now know how to keep them away… It also seems that the lysine also helps keep the flu virus at bay too….. I rarely have a full blown case of the flu (for the past 30 years or so)…. I have had a mild case of flu here and there except this past year when I got that dreaded rhinovirus in January as I hadn’t been taking my lysine on a regular basis…

    • Molly Malone says:

      You’re right about L-Lysine, it is a virus fighter. Linus Pauling, PhD said that if we can get enough into our cells viruses will not be able to get in. Another doctor found that the minimal therapeutic dose for most of his patients was 3 grams/day. Obviously 1g works for you, but some people may need a bit more.

      A friend of mine used aspirin: she pulverized a tablet and made a paste with water and smeared it on. It worked for her. My hubby tried this and in a week or so his was gone as well. It’s not very natural, but at least he didn’t eat it! The oregano oil didn’t work for us at all, and we cannot use tea tree oil, it’s too caustic for my family’s skin. I hope I remember the urine trick, and the duct tape. My daughter carries a roll of duct tape in her purse – she claims it holds the world together. Well, almost. :o)

  33. My daughter had huge warts on her knees. She had cryosurgery twice. It was extremely painful and the warts came back with a vengeance. More warts that grew aggressively bigger. Just after her second cryosurgery my Mom was in Hawaii (nice, huh? lol) and she was on some tour and the guide talked about natural remedies for warts. When she came back she told me to get green bananas or plantains, put the skins pulp side down on the warts and cover with duct tape. Change daily. I was willing to try anything at this point. These warts were the size of 1/2 dollars and there were more erupting. So, we started this and the warts were gone in 1 WEEK! They never came back. This was 4 years ago.

  34. Holli Anne says:

    Remember that warts are caused by a virus. So it is vital to not only work on the obvious outside of the body, but the inside at the same time. Continue with the urine therapy, as it is obviously working, but I fear when you stop, thinking it is gone, it may reappear. Take an herbal antiviral internally at the same time you are treating externally to kill the “mother” virus.

  35. Angelique says:

    Warts are a HIGHLY contagious virus, which is why most people don’t even know how they got them. The only way to get them is from someone else who has them (direct or indirect contact). I got them from not wearing flip flops in the shower in basic training (plantar warts). Untreated they can linger can years. Once you have the virus in your system, it is always there, forever. Illness or pregnancy can reactivate the virus. I’d get rid of them and with every pregnancy they would return. Years ago I heard of using urine for something else but immediately dismissed it as being gross. I’m older and (hopefully) wiser now, so if warts become an issue again, this will be my go-to remedy. Thanks!

  36. I had success with using thuja tincture for warts. though it is internal.
    though my mom in law swears by using urine for everything, especially bumps and bruises :)

  37. Two of my children have had warts. My oldest got a pretty deep one when he was five and my youngest daugther got hers when she was only one. Both had them on the bottom of their heel. Let me just tell you I hate warts. I don’t know what it is about them, but I hate them. I got them all the time as a child myself and my parents always took me to a doctor to get them removed (ouch). But anyway, for my kids I didn’t want to take them to get them removed because I knew it was painful so I went searching online and asking family and friends. I noticed a pattern…DUCT TAPE! Yep, duct tape, after a shower or bath and I swear it works! I’m horribly inconsistent but when I remembered I would put on a new piece of duct tape after showers or baths. I also had my son soak his foot a couple times before I put it on (apparently this was supposed to make a difference). It took a little while, several weeks, but it really does work!!

  38. I just unsubscribed and I thought I would take a moment to share why, in case you wondered or if others were as well. I really appreciate the bargains you highlight but as of late, I feel like this has become little more than a storefront for your e:books with little in the way of blogging and firehouse sale after firehouse sale. As a general rule, if I am inclined to purchase, I will do so within a few days. Pressure over months of unending messages screaming about what a bargain it is and how few days are left just leave me cold. I do wish you all the best. I realize that like all of us, you need to make money. I hope this avenue proves fruitful as you are clearly hoping it will be. All the best, Karen

    • Hi Karen.

      First let me say I appreciate you commenting.

      No, I haven’t had that many unsubscribes–in fact, my subscriber list has grown in the past few weeks. On certain days I see more, but I try not to pay attention and might even disable the feature that send me emails when someone unsubscribes since it isn’t pleasant and I honestly don’t have time to follow up with folks to see what they would rather see.

      I am sorry you have felt that way. In fact, it’s not really my “fault” that 2 really amazing things came up close to each other. The gut course, I felt, was one of a kind. I don’t think I have ever promoted a course before. I was floored by the information that Lydia was putting together and felt that I needed to share it. She has had numerous other courses and I didn’t promote her others. That doesn’t mean I won’t in the future, but I have been thinking about gut health a lot (you might remember my series on candida ).

      The book bundle I promoted today was honestly a bit of a quandary for me. I am, myself, fairly “burned out” on the bundles, but this one is such a good bargain I felt that I should offer it to my readers.

      As far as the posts being firehouse sales–well, I guess that there are two sides to that coin. I had folks emailing asking if they could get in on the discount course rate, and if the course was really closed. However, I also get tired of seeing things promoted over and over but if you are looking at other whole food sites you might notice that I didn’t participate in the big “Village Green Network” book bundle, though I was asked to do so. So, you were spared that one :).

      I just went over my past month and a half of posting to see about what you are saying. If you are including my Saturday posts, I can see why you might feel that way, but much of those posts are just free books, which unless someone purchases something from Amazon later, I don’t make any money on and sometimes I don’t have an affiliate link there at all so it is just a free service. I have run the Saturday posts as “deal and savings” posts for awhile but have considered changing that. Tons of readers have said how much they like it but I am considering changing to a featured post regardless.

      Anyway, just to set the stage, if you have been following my posts (which I assume you have) you know that we have been quite sick here. I fell, had a concussion and then we had 2 bouts of the flu and now were all sick again. That and I had a horrid credit card dispute I needed to attend to so you can imagine that things have been a little busier than usual. Some weeks it has been hard for me to post anything at all and I have just done what I could do to do nice things for my readers (like hold giveaways and the like).

      Out of 28 posts, (and these counts are approximate) 7 were my weekly linkup, 9 were straight posts, 2 were giveaways, 1 was a post that had an announcement of the gut course sale with it, 5 were my weekend deals (that I have started including highlighted posts in), and then 2 were strictly about the gut course (w/ narrative in 1 of them). Then counting today, there were 2 book bundle announcements.

      I can see how, due to the gut course, you would feel inundated and I apologize for that. I really felt it was worth it and from the buzz on the Facebook page the participants are getting a lot of valuable info. One of the participants already had a self-proclaimed good base of knowledge about gut health and she is really enjoying it.

      I started this blog, not to make money, but to help others. And honestly, I still love that. I think it is clear by the way I answer comments that I very much do. In fact, that is something I need to cut back on so that I don’t take too much time away from my family.

      But it takes a lot of time and bills do need to be paid (having a blog costs more money than many realize. The first 2 years of blogging I basically broke even.)

      I appreciate your concerns since I don’t want to appear to be a billboard (or to be thought to be “screaming” or having “unending messages”, but I do wish to bring valuable products to my readers, in addition to good content. And I do participate in affiliate programs, when possible, so that I can keep blogging.

      I hope that helps you to see where I am coming from and if you feel the information you get here is valuable I hope you will consider coming back.

      You can always just not read the posts that don’t interest you.

      Take care. Sincerely, Adrienne

  39. We got rid of the warts covering my husbands palms for mega doses of high quality cod liver oil. 10,000IU til after they were gone. (vit A) Radiant Life has a good one. You can pick up wart virus in public showers and hot springs/pools. Foot PJs are sketch I read that they are all (by law) saturated in flame retardants… stupid. You are dead long before the flames get to you in a fire and the chemicals are so toxic!

  40. I had a wart on my thumb and used the milk from my fig tree,when i picked the figs. It worked but took a little time.

  41. Lauren says:

    “Chicken Skin” Bumps: Keratosis Pilaris. I have a family member who suffers from “chicken skin” and really would like to cure or at least control this naturally. Have you heard of any natural remedies? She is currently using cocoa butter, homemade green tea/ACV toner and some natural oils. It seems to be helping a bit, but I was just wondering if you’ve heard of anything else? Thank you!

    • This just came in from the owner of Native American…the essential oils company I recommend. You can read about them in this post:

      Hummmm — very interesting. The oils I would use would be the ones for the skin like Skin Care and Baby Soft and I would also say the Defense. (No surprise there, I always say Defense.) Now really I don’t think that will “cure” the problem but it just may. You would know in a week or two if it was going to fix it.

      I thing the real cure would be in eating healthy food and that would mean a lot of greens. Doing a 4 oz bitter green drink in the morning would probably see great results within two weeks. (Bitter is like dandelion, wheat grass, and other such greens.)

  42. Crista Jeske says:

    I have keratosis pilaris and research I’ve done online says that uric acid helps.

    Guess what Wikipedia says about uric acid….
    “In humans and higher primates, uric acid is the final oxidation (breakdown) product of purine metabolism and is excreted in urine.”

    So urine is, again, the answer! Ha!
    I’ll have to try that soon!

  43. My 3 children all had warts on their feet at the same time. We rubbed vitamin E oil on them for a few weeks. At nights would use E oil and wear
    socks. The warts just started to peel off and none of them came back that I know off. This was 30 years ago!

  44. My 3 children all developed warts on their feet at the same time. We rubbed vitamin E on their feet many times a day and wore clean socks. This was for about two weeks. Also they swallowed vitamin E once a day for a few days. The warts turned black and peeled off and haven’t returned to my knowledge. This was 30 years ago.

  45. cazz ogden says:

    we used citrus seed extract on my sons plantar warts.. applied a small amount 2 or 3 times a day and within a month they were nearly gone and after 2 months not one sign of them..

  46. I had a chronic wart on my foot. But what bothered me more were deeply cracked heels. I came across a recipe for a foot scrub using coffee grounds, a vegetable oil, and either sugar or salt. I made up my own then, with equal parts of the very fine coffee grounds, sugar, epson salts (Mg is good for you, and absorbed via the skin) and coconut (or olive) oil. You can mix as little as a Tablespoon of each in a small plastic container–something safe in the bathroom where broken glass and broadly exposed flesh are NOT a good combination–and then, because of my heels beeing deeply cracked, I was using a bit each day, most days, then, as they improved, less often, maybe weekly. Now, maybe monthly…but I also found that stubborn wart dissappeared and never came back. Warning, yeah, cleaning the tub/shower gets a little messier with both the coffee, and the oil, so don’t overdo, just enough to keep the foot (and elbows and knees and even butt) smooth is fine.

  47. I think you are on to something Adrienne…Urine the money!

  48. I started with one under my baby toe, and it spread to about 13-17 small to large warts all across the balls of both my feet and on the pads of my toes. They hurt sooo much! When I researched remedies, I saw a whole bunch of different things. I tried doctor scholl’s but by that time, the warts were too large to fit under the stickers so I turned to cider vinegar. Cider vinegar works fairly well for baby dots that haven’t broken the skin, but mostly they just make running shoes smell like you swam in a vat of vinegar. I would not recommend it. I eventually settled for using a very large pair of nail clippers, and every time I had a hot shower, cut a little bit off… wish I had heard about this urine treatment! Would have saved a lot of pain and stress! I will be sure to recommend it to people I know with plantars warts.

  49. You know what really works? Ocean water.

    I had 4 painful plantar warts on the sole of my foot.

    Well, while I was on vacation with my in laws in Florida, I took a long barefoot walk along the beautiful gulf beach every single morning for 7 days straight. For me it was my way of starting out my day and never did I think that it would do something for my warts.

    But lo and behold, at the end of my vacation, I noticed all of the warts were gone and that was 5 years ago. They never came back.

    It’s just amazing how God has filled with the world with a vast amount of natural resources to treat just about anything.

    And I just recently got back from another gulf beach vacation for 2 weeks. Sure enough, a morning beach walk each day has done wonders for my heels which were cracked and peeling. Now they are smooth and silky.

    • Zhanna, I can’t help but think that the body/mind/soul was given 7days of relaxation which enable it to slow down and ‘register’ “oh there is a little virus business outbreak down in the foot region, let’s address that” type thing. So your internal mechanisms were triggered to play a healing part because the external was facing a relaxed time.

      You might always be relaxed so this may not count, but that is what comes to mind after reading your post.
      But YES i do agree dear God our Creator and Designer does know what we need and does supply, sometimes in ways we don’t understand with our finite minds (scientists included). Blessings of goodness to all.

  50. I just wanted to say thank you! On Tuesday I decided to get online and research home remedies for plantar warts. We had tried everything for my 8 year old. Propolopsis with duck tape and even medicine. His poor was half way covered with plantar warts and 3 of his 5 toes had at least one on them. He was in such pain and we were so worried about what we were going to do for him. I came across this and was very skeptical but I thought we have tried everything else…so why not!?! Granted my 8 year old son did not want to try this we had to talk him into it. I cannot believe the HUGE improvement that I have seen in just TWO Days!! He is still not 100% but we are definately headed in the right direction! Again thank you so so much!!

  51. Plain duct tape works too… and when it gets rid of one it seems to get rid of all on that side of the body at least. I cleared my whole hand up by getting rid of the biggest one.

  52. Rochelle Long says:

    Warts are caused by a virus. If you are just using a topical, then you can’t get to the root of the problem, which is the human papillomavirus, or HPV, family. If you can get a food grade essential oil, then oregano oil or Thieves can be ingested. Hanna Kroeger also has a tincture for the HPV, google Hanna Kroeger’s Herb Shoppe.

    • Interesting..Then why would they be gone? Thanks!

      • They are gone because the virus has left the body as well. So many are saying that you have to heal the virus from the inside but treating the wart can initiate an immune response which causes antibodies in your body to cure the virus. This is what makes warts to puzzling is that the body doesn’t seem to want to treat them on its own. It’s as if the virus doesn’t really trigger the immune system.

        Over the counter wart remover is just salicylic acid which is actually a naturally occurring substance known as willow bark. Urine is an acid as well. All you are doing is causing the body to have a healing response by burning the skin off with acid in either treatment. Personally, I wouldn’t use the urine and prefer the salicylic acid method. And for tough ones, the freezing option in a doctor’s office because it is still doing the same thing as your natural urine treatment but with less odor and at a faster rate. But even freezing can take a few treatments on larger warts until the body’s immune response kicks in. I’ve seen big ones disappear after one treatment and others take more than 5 treatments.

        Warts will eventually go away on their own because at some point your body will fight off the virus. In the case of the man in your post urinating in the shower, it’s possible that he had built up immunity to fight off the warts or just isn’t as susceptible to the virus as others in his family. The water and, hopefully, soap in the shower would have diluted the uric acid to the point it wouldn’t work anyway as a wart treatment. My children have warts. I don’t pee in the shower, but somehow, I don’t have warts.

        We really don’t know which is working better: our body’s own capacity to treat it on its own or the treatments themselves. But it seems to be an overall agreement among dermatologists that I’ve worked with that treatment only works because it boosts the body’s natural ability to heal itself.

  53. Thank you for the recommendation. In less than 2 weeks, my 7yr old’s 2 plantar warts have peeled off and brand new skin is peeking out. Pee worked. Her pediatrician mentioned that the uric acid might have irritated the skin enough to get her body to fight the virus. Nice to have the cure already with us and not have to get anything OTC.

  54. I’m not so sure about the habit of urinating in the shower. Because I kinda do that everyday but I still get wart at my feet once. Luckily I manage to get rid of it and it didn’t come back after that.

  55. There are several natural home remedies and over the counter wart removal products. Duct tape wart removal is the one that worked on my brother’s finger wart.

  56. I had maybe as man as 10 warts on my hands in High School. My bio teacher told me to use ether on them. I applied it daily (sometimes 2-3 times per day) and within a few weeks, they were gone.

  57. Duct tape is another common treatment for warts… so now, the question is,
    was it the urine or the duct tape that got rid of those warts!!?? :)

  58. I SO wish I had known this several months ago. My oldest son had surgery to remove warts on one of his feet. The main spot had so many of them that dr stopped counting as he pulled them out. The most he had ever seen as once, and it left HUGE raw spot on his foot the size of a tennis ball! He had 5 other places and it took literally months for them all to heal. He had crutches, and then a walking boot. He didn’t even get to dance that much at his prom because he was still healing, and the surgery was during his spring break. Thanks for the info cause I now know what to do BEFORE they become huge.

  59. Never heard of this cure, but it obviously did the trick!

    We use milk weed (wart-weed) that pops up whenever we actually get rain. If there’s none of that, we rub the inside of a banana peel on them.

  60. Never thought I’d say this, but I can’t wait to try the urine! I’ve been having a huge wart under my big toe for about 7 years. I’ve had it frozen at the doctor’s office (once a week for over 6 months straight), I’ve used “beetle venom” from my derm, basically a blistering agent, another kind of blistering agent he made himself, I’ve had them cut out and cauterized, I’ve used every OTC treatment on the foot care aisle, I’ve had bleomycin (chemotherapy drug) injected into it, I’ve been put to sleep for laser surgery (by this time I had 2 huge ones and about 7 small ones on the same foot, all gone except the original huge one under my big toe), I’ve tried duct tape, and I’ve had two old Cajun “treaters” who have prayed on them. NOTHING worked. I just started the garlique and Tagament pill regimen. This is the first time I’ve heard of the urine thing. If it works, I am going to find you and bow down at your feet!! Haha! Just kidding ;)

  61. I’m sorry in high school I suffered almost a year with thoses annoying plantar warts- following everyone including my dr’s advice!! Finally I showed my mom & she laughed!! Said she suffered from the same thing put some Iodine on my foot which was covered in plantars warts after a year (they spread like wildfire) after a couple of weeks never saw another one again!!!

  62. Instead of using duct tape (we tried for three months, with no results) use liquid bandaid. My dd had a stubborn one on a toe in an odd spot. We tried every otc product available and instead of falling off, they multiplied! A family member, who is much more holistic than I recommended oregano oil. I started with oregano oil every night after her shower and then painted on the liquid bandage to keep it on the skin. By day 3, the satellite ones were gone and by day 7, the original one had fallen off. I continued with the treatment for a couple more days, until i was sure it would not come back and healthy skin was filling in. It has been 6 months and no signs of reoccurrence.

  63. Thanks! I’ve been fighting a wart on my toe for years. Burnt it with liquid nitrogen every two weeks and cut in the skin on the surface etc… I wasn’t sure about the treatment .. you know using urine… but It was cheap not invasive, so I decided to give it a try and now I ‘ve been doing this ONLY for 5 days! and changes are incredible! It is almost disappear. For free, non pain, non burn… THANK for shearing :)

    • I have been using peel of lemon. First off all cut it to size of your wart, cut about 10. Leave white stuff adjacent to yellow skin. Soak it in vinegar for 24 hours. Later place it on your wart with yellow part on wart and duct tape down to avoid slipping. Change every 8 hours. Should fall off in 5 to 7 days.

  64. I had a very aggressive wart that grew to the size of a dime on my index finger. After two visits to a dermatologist in Dallas for lazer treatments / very painful / $400 each. I started placing a thin slice of lemon pulp on the wart, covered with a bandaid every night. Each morning I removed the bandaid and placed Vitamin E oil on the wart with no bandaid. This cured the wart after a few days and has not returned.

  65. Adrienne, old friend, Keith had a wart and I made a paste out of water and baking soda and wrapped finger with wart and paste in a band-aid, voila! Gone. Then I got the same wart (same finger location) and followed with baking soda pastes and band-aid. Gone! Keep doing it day after day and it will shrink.

    I just came up with the idea after reading about the wonders of baking soda for cancer and thought it would work for other growths -it did!

  66. I just wondered if you considered warts to be too much bad bacteria in the body ?

  67. Very interested in this as my oldest grandson has several warts. We do everything natural! Are you using the tea tree and/or oregano neat or are you diluting it with a carrier?

  68. Maybe duct tape over the oregano oil would work!

  69. Moxa stick took 4 treatments on my sons wart. Went away. A year later it has not come back. :) Watch a YouTube video on how to properly use a Moxa stick. You will feel the heat, but the burning stick never touches your skin.

  70. We use the ‘sap’ from milkweed. Just pick off a leaf and dab the milky substance on the wart once a day or more, or less even like 3 times a week, and it will disappear shortly. Often times it only takes 2 or 3 ‘treatments’.
    I have also used it on other skin conditions, some it works on some it doesn’t. I have had a few insect bites which were turning into histiocytomas. I put the milk weed on it and within a few weeks they were gone, with only a small white mark (lack of pigment) left behind. An improvement over having it biopsied off which I had done previously and leaves a scar.

  71. Pauline Stacey says:

    I had a wart on my finger ,i had a pet male mouse and it urinated on my finger a couple of days later the wart was completely gone i have never thought about it for years just goes to show it is true

  72. doTERRA Oregano essential oil works great for warts. :)

  73. Essential oils have long been recognized in holistic circles for their therapeutic properties. I found a supplier,, that premixes these so you don’t have to buy all the bottles and mix yourself, which is fairly expensive. This essential oils blend did wonders for me in about 10 days… Hope this helps.

  74. My son has autism and will likely peel off the duct tape at some point. How long do you think the urine-soaked cotton needs to remain on to be effective?

  75. So I have been trying this. I have to say, I think it’s doing something. I have a couple really big plantar warts on my toe, how long is it recommended I treat it like this? And what happens as treatment goes on? I have had them frozen, and they turn black and peel off, will that happen with this treatment? I’m on day 4, and I’m not sure if I should be removing skin or will it just shrink and disappear?

    • My son’s just went away and got smaller. I don’t remember them all turning black. Only 1 was really big though. I noticed huge changes the first few days, and then it was smaller but we kept doing it until they were totally gone.

  76. I did tea tree oil and duct tape! It took a while but worked really well!

  77. So.. I have an appointment this month to have three removed from my 8 year old son’s feet. I’ve tried the OTC stuff, and it is just not cutting it.. nor do I like the chemicals. I would actually consider this !

    Can you tell me how long it took for it to be gone ??

    Thanks for all you do !

    • I noticed a change after the first night. I am doing it right now for my oldest son…I think it was about 2 weeks total? But some days I forgot to change the cotton ball so I suspect if I had done it more regularly that it would have gone faster.

  78. Jill Stewart says:

    Apple Cider Vinegar got rid of my warts. Basically the same process you used with the urine except I used band-aids to hold the cotton on.

  79. Why do you have to use Duck tape, can you use something else?

  80. As mentioned in other posts, wart are a virus, in fact, they are a version of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and are formed when the virus can get in to your skin and can be shared (evil little buggers). Anywho’s I got three recently and could have sworn they were ant bites when I first found them (it would make since to, as I have a bad habit of walking around the house, yard, where ever bare foot). I still think two were ant bites and the other was a blister and that just gave the virus a way in. What I used… OTC salicylic pads, religiously. Follow the instructions changed the pad every 48 hours (maybe once or twice up to 72) and band-aids (lots of band-aids, just so I could bare to be on my feet all day {yea, teaching}). All three of mine were gone in 7 weeks. Now, I need help with the peeling skin. I’m using a coco butter with vitamin e and peppermint oil prepared for feet. Do I just need to be patient with it? This has been so annoying, because I really care for my body and feel this whole process as been so destructive. Any ideas?

  81. Hello I’m Jenna I had the same problem the easy way to get rid of it is duct tape the skin of a banana to the foot before bed it removes the wart from breathing and the banana peel helps too during the day before leaving for school put about 3 to 4 coats of clear nail polish on and bam mine was gone in a week

  82. Maybe the duct tape alone would have worked without the urine.

  83. Had a great foot Dr. he use formaldrhyde. every couple of days he would take a cotton swab dab solution on the wart and cover the formaldrhyde dries the blood supply to the wart and it dies

    • Yikes – I don’t know if I would want formaldehyde in my home. But thanks :).

      • As for any Herpes-type virus, L-Lysine works like a miracle and quickly on Shingles also. I sometimes get this (no rash–just pain like a sunburn), and L-Lysine knocks it fast, but you gotta take 1,000 mg. up to 10 times a day. I know when I need more: if the pain returns, I just take another 1,000 mg. (or 2 of the 500 mg. capsules, if the big one is hard to swallow), and within a short time, the pain subsides.

  84. Dear All,

    Many blogs are suggesting to use garlic juice to remove warts. But this will be very dangerous if you use garlic juice on your skin on face. Applying garlic juice would completely peel out your beautiful skin. You please never try and spoil your skin. If at all if you want to use, you consult a doctor before proceeding.

  85. Tea tree oil, us a q-tip or something else to dab it on, keep at it one to two times a day and you’ll be good to go. I got rid of a stubborn wart that way in which it had been treated before and still wouldn’t go away so I had almost gave up after years, but decided to use the tea tree oil and it is gone! Tea tree oil is also good for a lot of other things since it’s a natural antiseptic, especially colds and nasal related infections. I’ve used three drops of tea tree oil for three days in steaming water with a towel over your head and got rid of my sinus infection.

  86. My dad used the urine trick when he was a kid and it worked. My son had several on his hand and I didn’t want to get them burned off because I know from experience it is very painful. Oregano EO did not work for him, but we found that Peppermint EO did work! Undiluted. Thanks for the information about the callous vs a wart. I now know I have a huge one on my big toe. I think I’ll try the Peppermint EO again as well as vit A before I lee on it! LOL!

  87. Monthly visits to the doctor for canthardin treatments was the only thing that worked for me – no luck with the home remedies unfortunately.

  88. We “accidentally” got rid of my young son’s plantar warts by using Vick’s Vaporub on his feet to help his night time coughing. We applied the ointment every night after he took a bath and was getting into bed. By the time his cold was gone I realized his warts were too! They have not come back in the 11 years since so I’ve been unable to test the ointment again. (FYI: He is 15 now and still uses it when he has a cold. He says as weird as it is, it works great for coughing!)

  89. dutch margreet says:

    Different things work for different people. I have had warts removed from my knee by scooping, really like cutting with a spoonformed implement, it needed a very stingy anesthetic, locally, and it blooded and caused new warts. My sons warts on the upside of his fingers were “burned”away by the doctor with icy cold mercury, the blisters were so huge they had to be pricked empty, he still has the scars. I had a sour stinking solvent to remove warts from my hands when in highschool, teacher told me to not apply it anymore, it stank through the whole classroom and burned the skin around the warts, now I read it must have been concentrated applecider vinegar . The urine method is an old household remedy in the Netherlands, as are rubbing with the inside of broad bean skins and several others, including going to a ‘strijker” somebody who can make warts disappear by just stroking them a few times. Well, all of these work sometimes and they do not as often. But.. I was advised to take codliveroil capsules during the months with an R in them, to make it possible for me to stay outside in the sun unprotected for a bit longer then 10 minutes before getting sunburned. Mind you, my hands get sunburned in January after 10 minutes cycling withoud gloves or in June I get sunburned on a rain through all day with cloudcovered sky, if I stay out all day. Now, I took the capsules against sunburn, right? To my surprise the pain in my fingerjoints subsided greatly, footeczema disappeared and the reddish and painful skin at sweaty places disappeared. My sandpaper like skin of my face feels much smoother. Also, the wart that was cranking up the nail of my forefinger has gone, I realised when it was half size it was disappearing. Now I read in the comments cod liver oil against warts, amazing the wart knew that, because I only use it against sunburn. I still have warts on my fingers, they appear to be from a different time and they do not listen to cod liver oil, so I will try the teatree oil, I really can not imagine urine covered with ductape on my hands allday. But on my feet I would certainly try it. I will never claim the things zI mentioned work for everybody or are healthy, they do work for me though and I thank you and your commentors for the advises, after all, we know the old aying is true: when in doubt, do not do or use, stay on the safe side, use your brain, but try when you know no harm will come from it. (The scooping, applying the sour stinking remedy and iceburning were necessary, because of recurring bleeding at places and times that were very inconvenient, but I wish we could have avoided them, they really were not of the: if it does not work, no harm will be done, type).

    • We used essential Young Living oils: Lemon and Thieves on our grand daughter’s planter wart and it was gone in a week.
      We put a drop of each oil on the wart and covered it with a band-aid. We repeated this each morning and night.

  90. Do you think either of these options would work for raised warts on the hand? How long do you leave the cotton/tape on?

  91. It’s also good for stinging nettles! It grows conveniently near the nettles too.

  92. My only experience with plantar warts came about 30 yrs ago when I noticed my mother had started limping pretty obviously whenever we were marathon shopping. I asked her why and said her foot had gradually begun to hurt for a while right on her heel, and that she had tried things to cure it but nothing worked. So this is where I started researching what was on the bottom of her foot, and how to get rid of it, well now I know it is definitely plantar warts and covering at least half of her foot. The pain was the hardest part to deal with, you need your feet to do well everything. I had this book on vitamins that told you what to eat or how much you needed to get the full effect of said vitamins as well as what they get rid of. What it recommended for plantar warts was 800 IU of vit. E, take one capsule internally twice aday for 10 days, and take one capsule break open carefully and rub into affected area three times aday. Wash your foot clean before each new application, it took three days to see the changes seriously shocking it looked like a million little splinters every day becoming less and less until gone and pain free. They have never returned!

    • Very interesting!

      • Hi,,
        I had my first on my finger then then they began to show on my scalp the first thing i did was i had them removed by a doctor but they all came back..then they showed up on ny son’s chin then i used thuja for a week and they are gone..but mine are still there even after thuja..the ones on the scalp get really am gonna try the urine thing but but the thing is i can only apply it in my sculp can’t wrap them with duct tape or sonething else..can u help me with that..

  93. When you used oregano oil, did you use it full strength or dilute it with something? I’m not quite ready to try the urine thing. ; )

  94. Hey! I just wanted to say thank you so much for this post! I read it a month ago, I had a persistent wart on my foot for almost TWO years! I tried so many things, even bought expensive “freeze away” treatments that were just brimming with freaky chemicals (smelled HORRIBLE) and did not work! So I saw this post, tried it, and withi two weeks my wart was GONE! No pain, just vanished! My foot is beautiful again! I also had another one (very small but annoying) right next to my fingernail, which I also healed with urine. I am so thankful to know this free, effective treatment! And EVERYBODY has access to it! Totally worth the “ick” factor! Thanks again! Blessings to you:-)

  95. We got rid of our daughters just covering it with duct tape.
    Had tried over counter wart meds, Dr, duct tape was only thing that worked.

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  97. Molly Malone says:

    I almost forgot this “remedy” that I used about a million years ago for two plantar warts I had. They were on the ball of one of my feet and hurt when I walked, so not much fun. I wouldn’t go to the doctor because of all the horror stories, but I had to do something because one has to be able to walk after all. So… I took out my fine scissors and nail clippers and started excavating the warts. They were very small (and seemed like they should have been much larger for all the discomfort they caused!) and I went slowly and carefully so as not to bleed. Basically, I just cut them out of the bottom of my foot. No blood, no mess, it didn’t even hurt, and I could walk again. They did return, so I did this two or three more times, while they were small, and then they never returned. That was about 30 years ago, before computers and before I could find alternative health books, while I was in college. At the time, all I really knew was ‘take your vitamins’ ‘don’t eat junk food’ and ‘avoid most doctors!’
    I like your urine cure better, but removing them carefully did eventually work.

  98. Kingsley says:

    I never pass on an opportunity to pick at a skin blemish, whether it be popping a pimple, or cold sore than watching the peroxide sizzle bullspizzle. So a wart is like the holy grail of skin picking! All that hardened warty flesh and layers upon layers of knarly tissue makes my mouth water. I used to think those were seeds too and I remember being young and peeling the skin off the top of a wart I had on my finger and looking at it closely and being fascinated by the neat rows of “seeds” I felt compelled to remove them and grabbed a chunk of it with tweezers and ripped the seed bed out in one tear. So satisfying though painful. I haven’t had many but the ones I have had I remove. I slice, dig, tweeze and peel away at the warty tissue until the pain is too much than I cauterize the feeder veins in the wart with a lit cigarette and apply compound W. It heals and it’s done. Cold sores are worse they are so painful but popping them early on gets them healing. They’re gonna burst and leak that infectious fluid anyways so I pole each bubble with a needle and squeeze the virus laden liquid out. I’ve the lip for a few minutes and apply abreva.
    My favorite skin to peel is CRADLE CAP! Oh my is that ever fun! With clean nails you gently slide a nail beneath a scale and peel off. Gotta love some greasy yellow scalp scales!

  99. Ar Munoz says:

    Does it have to be a child’s urine? LOL

  100. I’m writing from Nigeria. I don’t know if mine is a wart or whatever. It’s painful when I walk and also when I press it around the sides it’s really painful. Had it cut open once but now it’s back and much more painful. What do you suggest I do? BTW, I’m a drummer so I really need that pain off as it is under my right(pedal) foot.

  101. FASCINATING!! When I was a teenager, I got horrible plantar’s warts on the bottom of my feet. My dad took me to the Podiatrist, who did all sorts of painful experiments on me. He tried burning it off with acid. Didn’t work. He tried freezing it with dry ice. Didn’t work. He tried digging it out (which left me with a 1/4″ deep hole the size of a quarter in the bottom of my foot one summer. I had to wear a surgical boot until it healed up. Terrible experience.) The thing only grew back BIGGER each time. Then a new medical cream came out and I was the first of his patients to try it- Aldara Cream. I don’t know if they make it anymore, and I have no idea what’s in it, but it was the ONLY thing that FINALLY cleared up my warts. At this point in my life, I’d much rather use a natural remedy whenever possible. Anyways… last night my husband showed me the bottom of his foot, and sure enough he has a good sized plantar’s wart. He blamed me, even though I haven’t had them in 17 years, lol. Now I’m scared to death that I’ll get them again, from him. I did a search and landed here – which seems to be happening a lot lately :) I’m super excited to have him try the urine remedy. I think he’ll be game. If not, I’ll grab my Oregano Oil and see how that goes. Thanks so much for sharing what worked for your son! I have hope that at least if I do get them again, maybe it won’t be such an issue to get rid of this time around.

    • I hope you don’t get them – wow!!! What a horrid story, Kendra!!! My other son got some and this took care of them with him too :). I guess you could be sneaky w/ the urine but that might not be the right thing to do :).

  102. We got rid of a bunch of VERY stubborn plantar warts w/some oregano oil EO & olive oil. I added about 6-8 drops of OO EO to about the same of olive oil, rubbed it on gently w/my clean finger, let sit for 5 minutes, & then sent the kiddo to bed (I left them unwrapped because they were too hard to keep a bandage on w/the oil on them).

    In 2-3 days (one application) I realized the BLACK/BROWN things that you see in the center of them (some people say they are roots?!) were GONE!! I was so distracted w/other things going on that I forgot to check after the 1st night, but I do know they were 100% gone after the 2-3 days. I applied it 2 more times just for safe measure, and so far none have come back a month + later & they popping up like crazy before.

  103. You could also substitute urine with apple cider vinegar, the great cure-all.

  104. juno jones says:

    I’ve had a horribly painful plantar wart for years on a weight bearing, heavily calloused part of my foot, I’d tried ACV, duct tape, Wart Stick, any number of OTC treatments, freezing, even dry ice and they would peel up a few layers of flesh, but never really get rid of the wart. I have no money to spend on seeing a doc for something non-fatal I’ve been panicking a bit since the wart was getting bigger and starting to spread.

    So one day when I was trying ACV and the wart stick again, just to get it temporarily smaller, I glanced at a bottle of Jarrozmes (digestive enzymes) and figured it couldn’t hurt. I opened a capsule and poured it on my bandage and put it on the wart. I didn’t think it was going to do something at first. It stung, but my foot was already sensitive and sore and I ignored it. However, three days of steady application later, the wart is coming out, and even more miraculously, the enzymes, unlike the acid, seem to discriminate between healthy flesh and the wart, so only the wart is peeling. It hurts a bit, but after years of pain, I am happy to see the end of the road.

    Just thought I’d throw it out there, if it helps someone, I am gratified.

  105. Hello! My problem is my skin tag on my wrist which I’ve had for years now. It’s the size of a mung bean, but doesn’t grow bigger than that since having it. I have no idea how or where this came from. What can you please recommend to get rid of this? Thank you.

  106. I used clear nail polish on my sons warts and it worked great, he had a lot of warts all over his fingers. . However, it does require consistency and time, This was after multiple visits to the doctor, who froze them, and injected them and they all came back. After using the clear nail polish they never came back. Also advise to anyone who is thinking of having them injected, don’t do that method, it leaves nasty brown scars! :( I know because my daughter had this method done and has to live with the scars… With the clear nail polish i would put on a nice layer and blow dry on a cool setting until it dried, i did this once a day, some of the smaller ones were gone in a couple weeks, the bigger once took a couple months… I have to admit it would of been faster, had i been more consistent. I believe that the theory is it suffocates the warts to death, same as the duck tape but less obvious.

  107. I have always struggled with planters warts on bottom of my feet. Recently, they started spreading, and I decided I needed to get serious about killing them. In the past, I tried everything… banana peel, apple cider vinegar, duct tape, pumice stone, many different essential oils, etc. None of these really worked, and I knew that if I went to a foot doctor, I would have to get them cut out… which would take some huge chucks out of my foot. ;)

    I had a few people tell me to try urine on my warts, but I thought that was just too gross, and therefore never did it. Anyway, since the warts were getting so out of control, I broke down and decided to give urine a try. I found this article and have been following the directions for about 6 days. It’s a little early to tell, but so far, they are going AWAY!!!!!!!! I’m so excited, thank you so much! I can’t wait to be wart free! Whew!

  108. I will try this for sure. Yeah, its unconventional but so is putting your earwax on fever blisters/cold sores. My Grandma told me about this as a kid (I’m 59) and it really, really does work, have used this old home remedy for years. People say, “ewww gross, ear wax?” Well, you don’t EAT it.
    Thanks for this post!

  109. My son had 2 warts, a raised one on top of his toe, and a plantars wart. My daughter had a whole colony (gross I know) growing on one of her feet and one on her fingertip right under the nail from picking them I believe. We started making and drinking water kefir about 6 weeks ago. My sons warts have disappeared and my daughters are shrinking and some have gone away. We haven’t done anything else differently, I believe that the immune boosting properties of the water kefir let their bodies fight off the warts (viruses). We tried other things, but like you were not diligent. This has been easy.

  110. Urinating on your feet in the shower helps with athlete’s foot too! My brother did it while away at Bible college and living in a dorm, sharing showers with 80 guys.