Remedy: Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple Cider Vinegar. Traditional home remedy for heartburn/reflux and many ailments detailed on this site. How to use it. What to buy. Warnings on its use.
Comment posted by Michael T. V. Hunton of London, London, England on 24 March 2018 at 19:20 4966
I have had veruccas before and lucky for me, I have an uncle who is a surgeon. He brought me into hospital, put me on an operating table and took a laser to my foot, just like the laser scene from the James Bond film Goldfinger. I was given local anaesthetic and despite not being able to see clearly what was happening, I could smell and see the smoke of my own burning flesh. My foot never healed properly. Fast forward several years, I am faced with the same issue again, this time I apple cider vinegar with mother to cotton wool, covering the wart with a dry make up pad, then taping shut with bandage tape and leaving overnight. My experience after several applications was that it got smaller and smaller, until it completely disappeared. Thank you for such a fantastic resource here.
Comment posted by Michael M. of Greenville, SC, USA on 4 February 2012 at 14:25 587
I had genital warts at the base of my penis on the scrotum. I put ACV on a piece of cotton and covered with a bandage. I did this every night for a week and left uncovered during the day. My warts turned black and fell off in less than a week and have been gone for over 6 months now.
Comment posted by Grey of Milwaukee, WI, USA on 5 June 2011 at 2:49 466
I would soak a cotton swab in vinegar and tape it over the wart with duct tape. I would leave this on for a few hours to overnight at the longest. Sometimes I would soak my hand (where warts were) in a bowl of vinegar for 5-10 minutes. I did this for a week or two. Then a few weeks later the warts turned black and fell off. I actually used white vinegar, not ACV.
Comment posted by Eric of Rondebosch, Cape Town, South Africa on 5 August 2010 at 19:25 355
May I enthusiastically offer my support for apple cider vinegar to cure two skin ailments - WARTS and KERATOSIS. I dipped a small piece of cotton wool in ACV and put it directly on a wart, then covered with an air and water-tight bandage. I left on overnight for about 9 hours. The rest of the day it was open and uncovered. I continued this treatment for about 3 weeks, as it was a well established, large, deep wart. The first 2 applications stung and throbbed a bit, but after that the procedure was painless. The area looked soft and white at first, a bit ulcerated and messy for a while. But after three weeks it painlessly peeled off. For another three weeks I continued to dab a little ACV on the area each day, without bandage. The wart has not recurred after over a year! I used the same procedure for a keratosis on my arm, except that after removing the bandage, I applied a little virgin coconut oil - only very little. This really works, folks!