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9 Natural Home Remedies To Treat Plantar Warts (warts On Soles Of The Feet)

Plantar warts are non-cancerous outgrowths mostly occur on soles of the feet caused due to a viral infection on the outer most layers of the skin. Plantar warts in its medical terminology are known as “Verrucas” that can be brown or black in its color and can be hard and bumpy
Plantar warts can also appear in clusters known as mosaic warts that are relatively harmless and can go away on its own in a few days.  The most important cause for this plantar wart is a virus called human papillomavirus (HPV) that gets into the skin through cuts and bruises. This virus is spread through touch, communal showers, sharing of personal items such as towels, cosmetics, and swimming pools

Symptoms of a Plantar Wart

  • Hard, flat or bumpy skin growths on the soles of the feet with thickening and hardening of the skin around the affected area
  • Pain on the bottom of the sole of the feet while standing and walking
Natural Home Remedies for Plantar Warts
Duct Tape

Soak the duct tape in warm water and then cover the wart area with this tape. Repeat this procedure for about 1 week to see the desired results

Apple Cider Vinegar

This is one of the best and natural treatments for removing plantar warts. Take a cotton ball and soak it in apple cider vinegar and then apply this on to the wart area and then cover the wart with a duct tape. Repeat this procedure once a day for few days until they are removed completely


Extract some juice from onion and then apply this juice on the plantar wart. This is one of the easiest and safe methods to remove the plantar warts


Extract juice from a garlic or cut a very thin slice of garlic and apply it over the wart and cover it up with a bandage or duct tape. Repeat this procedure once a day for few days or until the plantar wart is completely dried up

Banana Peel

Cover the wart area with an inner part of the banana peel and then cover it with a duct tape. Repeat this procedure for few days until the wart is completely removed

Lemon Oil

Apply a few drops of lemon oil to the plantar wart. Repeat this continuously for few days until you see the results

Potato Skin

Peel a skin from potato and then rub over the wart area with this skin inner white portion. Repeat this method for several times a day and you will see the wart falling off within a week

Aloe Vera Gel

Apply a large portion of aloe vera gel to the plantar warts area and then cover it with a tape. Repeat this procedure for several times a day to quickly get rid of the plantar warts

Salicylic Acid

Clean your feet with lukewarm water and then apply the solution containing salicylic acid on to the warts. Repeat this method every day for about a month to see the definite results

Note: Make sure the unaffected skin is not touched with this salicylic acid