I have a plantar wart on my foot. First wart ever… yuk. It isn’t too painful but I want it gone. The problem is I have just started a very good job which involve me being on my feet all day and walking constantly. I’d like a natural, easy and hopefully painless way to get rid of the blasted thing. Please help!
The latex from the following plants applied to plantar warts will remove them. Dandelion, milkweed, prickly poppy, prickly lettuce (wild lettuce), blue lettuce, or pig sorrel.
The latex from any euphorbia will remove plantar warts as well. Many euphorbias are succulents, such as Crown of Thorns. Others are common weeds, such as spurge. The latex is slightly caustic, and will eat away the wart with repetative applications. Euphorbias are also used in the same manner for external tumors and cancers. The Indians would put cuts into the wart and rub the fuzz of a prickly pear cactus into the cuts to remove the wart.
Bloodroot is supposed to be excellent for their removal. It is generally made into an ointment for application.
Thuja essential oil will also remove plantar warts. I would use the straight essential oil rather than essntial oil cut with olive oil. Reapply the oil several times a day directly to the wart.
Wetting an aspirin and taping to the wart eats away the wart due to the salicyclic acid.
Commercial wart removers are made from podophyllumtoxin. This is derived from savin junipers and mandrake. It was being used as a very successfull cancer treatment in the 1930’s, though it fell out of use due to a financial glitch, it cannot be patented. As a side note, podophyllumtoxin is very toxic, dosages for cancer treatment were a mere 10mg. It is not recommended that anyone try this as a home cancer treatment!
Food grade hydrogen peroxide (35%) can be used to burn plantar warts off. Scrape the wart open and apply the peroxide with a Q-tip. This will burn. In a few days, remove the scab and reapply the peroxide. Repeat this process until the wart is gone. Warning: 35% peroxide is a strong oxidizing agent. It will bleach cloth and burn the skin. Be careful when handling it, and wearing rubber gloves is recommended.