Remedy: Banana peel
Banana peel is an effective treatment for several skin complaints, such as corns, warts, acne and psoriasis. The peel is rich in potassium, salicylic acid and lutein (an antioxidant). Susceptibility to warts and several other skin problems is often related to a lack of potassium.
Rub the inner side of the banana peel directly on the skin. Try to use the skin of a green banana, not a ripe one. Cut a piece of banana skin, and tape it over the affected area using elastoplast etc. Depending on what you are using it for, and who you speak to, some people leave it on for as long as a week, others change the peel as often as twice per day. Sometimes it may be more practical just to leave it taped on overnight.
Comment posted by Helen of New York, NY, USA on 1 July 2017 at 13:37 4669
Banana Peel has been brilliant for the soft corn between my toes that my doctor said would only come off with surgery. Not to mention looking gross, it was causing a lot of pain. It's not all gone yet but it's only because I haven t been consistent. The age of the banana peel has not seemed to matter. The corn has gotten smaller and is loosening. Have been using very inconsistently for a few weeks. Sometimes I completely forget but I haven't had a relapse. The pain from the corn went away within a very short time, even before the soft corn started shrinking.
Comment posted by pete d of NYC, NY, USA on 25 June 2017 at 15:18 4665
I've had warts for a long time. Got a wart cauterised and paid so much money, and the scar is still there more than a decade later. Discovered banana peel online and I've gotten rid of every single wart I've ever had. I wouldn't know where the previous warts grew because I have no scars.
Comment posted by Tweets of Melbourne , Vic, Australia on 6 October 2015 at 8:29 3674
I didn't believe it would work but my 2 year old had a planter wart and I put the banana skin on his foot overnight for 2 nights and it got rid of it completely. It truly does work!
Comment posted by Cazper of Lynwood, Western Australia, Australia on 7 August 2014 at 23:4 2771
Each of my girls have had a plantar wart on their foot at some stage ranging in age from 4 to 9 years and for each one I have cut out about a 1cm square of banana peel and taped it to their foot with elastaplast fabric bandaid and left it on for about four days and when it comes off the wart just peels off too like a soft peice of dead skin. One was on a big toe, the other the ball of the foot and the last one was on the heel and they all came off as easy as with the banana peel treatment. I think on an adult with tougher skin it may take a week but I swear by it and am about to try it on a corn on my toe that's driving me crazy.
Remedy (new) posted by GraJiv of Perth, WA, Australia on 1 July 2010 at 17:59 305
I tried to get green bananas, and every night I taped a piece of skin to the wart on my foot. It got smaller and blacker, after nearly two weeks it came off and has not returned