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Can Banana Peel Cure Warts?

Posting Date: 07/18/2001

Q. My 14-year-old grandson has had warts on his hands surgically removed. They are now coming back. I heard about the curative power of banana peel, but don't recall how to use it. Is this home remedy worth trying? If so, what is the procedure?

A.Tape a small piece of the banana skin (fleshy side towards wart) on the wart at bedtime. Leave it on overnight. We have heard from some people that warts given this treatment daily disappear within weeks.

Home remedies are surprisingly effective for warts. Others that have helped readers of this column include apple cider vinegar, castor oil and iodine.