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How to use banana peel to cure genital warts

Updated April 17, 2017

Genital warts come from a sexually transmitted disease called Human Papilloma Virus. This is also sometimes called HPV. There are more than 100 types of HPV, but 90 per cent of genital warts are caused by Types 6 and 11. While there is no cure for HPV, there are treatments for genital warts. One common home remedy used is the banana peel. Because of its enzymes, the banana peel is an effective way to remove warts at home.

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  1. Thoroughly wash the infected area using the washcloth, warm water and regular soap. Before treating any areas, you will want to make sure that they are completely clean so you don't spread any infection. Make sure to wash the area gently so that the warts don't bleed.

  2. Use a clean towel to pat the area dry. Warts like moist areas so you want to make sure that the area is completely dry before treating it. Again make sure that you are not rubbing the warts, because making them bleed can spread the infection.

  3. Lightly rub a small part of the banana peel on the infected area. Just enough to allow the enzymes to sink in. Repeat these steps three to four times per day.

  4. Before bed, repeat Steps 1 and 2. Once the infected area is clean, place the banana peel on the infected area and hold there.

  5. Use the medical tape to hold the banana peel in place on the infected area. Leave the banana peel in place overnight. Repeat the entire process daily until the genital warts dissolve.

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Things You'll Need

  • Banana peel
  • Medical tape
  • Washcloth
  • Soap
  • Towel

About the Author

Emily Retherford

Emily Retherford has been a full-time writer since 2009. She specializes in travel, parenting, fashion and beauty with work appearing on various online publications.

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