How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar to Remove Warts – it’s EASY! {Gross picture just ahead}

August 5, 2013 · 32 comments


Do you know how to use apple cider vinegar to remove warts?  It really works and I’m proof!

I’ve even got a gross picture to prove it.  Today I’ll tell you exactly how it’s done.

I’ve already told you how my good friend healed her son’s plantar warts with ACV, and how I healed my own ringworm issues with raw apple cider vinegar, well now I’ll tell you how I used it to get rid of a wart on the back of my ankle.  Ahhhh, the things I share with you, dear reader friends.  Kent can’t believe how personal I get here sometimes, but hey, it might help one of you out there!

If you just want to know where to get it, find raw organic apple cider vinegar here.

How to use apple cider vinegar to remove warts – it worked in less than two weeks:

Maybe it’s normal for it to go this fast, but I sure didn’t expect it.  I started by soaking a wadded up hunk of kleenex (or cotton ball) in apple cider vinegar and holding it onto the wart on the back of my ankle with a bandaid.  (It stinks a little, so I’m glad it was all the way down at my foot.)  I did this before bed for 3 nights in a row.  In the mornings I took it off.  After those 3 nights, it had turned black.  But then I forgot about it for a couple of days, maybe this was good, to let it dry out.  Then I sterilized some scissors (with steaming hot water), let them cool and clipped the black part off.  It was definitely smaller!  I washed good after messing with it, just in case it might spread.  Then I started the same procedure again, but it started to hurt this time, so I just let it heal up for a few days.  Then I did it all again, and this time after only two nights it turned black again.  A couple of days later I noticed that it was a little crusty (gross I know, sorry), so I picked the black part off.  This time the whole wart peeled off bringing some of it from below the skin level, so there was even an indentation there, COOL!  I know, I’m weird that this stuff gets me all excited.  It’s sick but kind of fun like a science experiment, ha!

Here’s what it looked like, and it’s especially lovely with the glue residue leftover from the bandaid:

See how there’s another little one left next to it?  I’m going after that little sucker next.

If you’ve also had good luck, tell us about it and what you did differently.  It’s so cheap and easy, apple cider vinegar is some powerful stuff!  Get raw organic apple cider vinegar here.

acv curesI love learning about all natural cures like this, especially with something as easy to use as ACV.  What else have you cured with apple cider vinegar? I haven’t read this book, but it looks like an interesting one with more ideas:

Apple Cider Vinegar Cures (Miracle Healers From The Kitchen)

It’s less than $4 on Kindle.  They probably also have a hard copy version, but did you know that if you don’t have a Kindle, you can get a free reader for your phone, tablet or computer by clicking here?


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    1 Tyranny August 6, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Thanks for sharing. In case you might be interested Patricia Bragg will be on The Power Hour with Joyce Riley tomorrow I’m sure talking about all the other benefits of ACV.


    2 KitchenKop August 6, 2013 at 12:13 am

    @Tyranny, do you have a link or know the time off the top of your head?



    3 Tyranny August 6, 2013 at 12:42 am

    I sure do Kelly, Here is the info On Braggs’ site Or else you can find the info here: She is always a pleasure and inspiration to listen to, as well as Joyce. If it turns out you like Joyce,(which I think you might) She will also be on Coast To Coast tomorrow with George Noory. Joyce Riley will be on Coast To Coast
    Tuesday, August 6, 2013
    1 to 2 AM CST
    CLICK HERE for stations in your state


    4 KitchenKop August 6, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Great thanks!


    5 Melanie August 6, 2013 at 12:07 am

    A small piece of fresh cut garlic has a similar effect. The wart turns black and falls off after having garlic on it several nights in a row. They can grow back again though, so make sure you keep an eye on it to treat it again right away if it starts to grow.


    6 KitchenKop August 6, 2013 at 12:13 am

    Oh booger, I didn’t realize I had to keep an eye on it now…

    Thanks for telling me!


    7 robin neudorfer August 6, 2013 at 12:41 am

    I am attempting this with a mole that is about the size of a quarter.
    Nothing so far, but I need to be religious about swabbing it twice a day.


    8 KitchenKop August 6, 2013 at 1:41 am

    Hey Robin, take pictures and maybe you’d let me post the results if and when it works, what do ya say, eh??? :)



    9 robin neudorfer August 6, 2013 at 2:01 am

    Okay… where shall I send the photo. I took one a while back.


    10 Cindy H August 6, 2013 at 3:16 am

    Thank you Kelly ! I am going to try this on my finger.


    11 David August 6, 2013 at 7:44 am

    You can try placing duct tape over the wart for a few weeks. Many doctors have recommended this. You can try a remedy called wartrol and try two free bottles.


    12 Diane Sperber August 6, 2013 at 9:19 am

    After reading this I just had to share. When I was a child (mind you I am 67 years young) I had a wart and was told to rub it with the white part of an eye of a potato. Then I was told to bury the eye and before it would grow out of the ground my wart would be gone. It worked! Since this was so long ago I wanted to check if anyone else used this so I went to the You should go there. I found many similar but slightly varied stories of the potato solution. It depends on if the wart is the common wart or a planter wart as to how long it will take. Planter warts or more difficult and may have to be treated more aggressively and more than once. But with patience you shouldn’t have to cut them off.


    13 Tiffany August 6, 2013 at 9:30 am

    I used ACV to cure thrush while breastfeeding…it was a lifesaver!


    14 Vanessa August 6, 2013 at 10:56 am

    I removed a huge wart on my finger a number of years ago with regular vinegar. It hurt like none other, and probably took about a month until it was gone completely (I soaked that sucker once a day for 1/2 an hour and the rest of the time had a cotton swab with vinegar pressed against my finger, wrapped up in a band-aid. Every week or so the wart would fall off, and regrow, until eventually, I killed the roots (I would apply vinegar directly on the roots of the wart every time the actual wart fell out.) Pretty disgusting, painful but highly effective, and no annoying, repeat doctor visits!


    15 ValerieH August 6, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    There are all kinds of wart cures. Most of them involve covering them up with some kind of anti viral agent (any essential oil, castor oil, vinegar, garlic, vitamin e, vitamin a, hydrogen peroxide, clay, banana peels)… There are more. Just check
    Out earth clinic. The key seems to depriving them of air. Even the over counter things will soften and remove the wart. In some people one try is all it takes. I have frozen it off, chewed it off, broken it by accident, used over the counter remedies and it always grows back. It is on the first knuckle of my left hand. I think the key is the terroir – your personal health status. That will determine if your body is a hospitable host for the virus. I think I’ll try FCLO next.


    16 Amy August 8, 2013 at 8:19 pm

    never a dull moment on this site! ;) My question is does ACV work on corns?


    17 KitchenKop August 8, 2013 at 9:52 pm

    Yeah, it’s a lot like our homes and neighborhood, huh? :)

    I’m not really sure what a corn is. Try it and let us know…?



    18 DS September 8, 2013 at 10:03 pm

    I was treating what I thought was a wart on my forearm but it would not go away completely. My hair dresser said it might be a skin cancer. I finally went to my dermatologist. I am in my 60s. He said adults do not usually get warts and that it was a squamos cell cancer. It was, indeed. He removed it. It sure looked like a wart to me!


    19 KitchenKop September 9, 2013 at 7:22 am

    Thank you for sharing that information, just in case!



    20 Tyler December 12, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    Thank you for the tips. I have a really stubborn plantar wart on my foot that I can’t seem to get rid of. I have tried everything including freezing it off and Salicylic acid but none of these techniques have worked. I will try the vinegar treatment and hopefully it will work. I will let you know the results.


    21 john oddy January 4, 2014 at 11:06 pm


    I had a very large wart on my fave for over a year and nothing would shift it. it really looked horrendous and effected my self esteem. I read about apple cider vinegar and decided to give it a go. Bought a bottle for £1.50 from Tesco and applied it to the ward at bedtime, after 6 days of doing this it had completely gone. so happy with the result


    22 Paulean February 9, 2014 at 8:43 pm

    Hi i need some advice for my mum. She had a fall back in 2000, and hurt her legs she has had 2 operations on her legs
    She doesn’t have any feelings in her legs and she has sores all over them.
    She has tired everything they wont heal for her.
    She is a diabetic as well
    I was wondering if she could use the apple cider of vinegar on her legs at all and if she could also take it?
    I have pics of her legs if that would help so you know what im talking about.
    Hope someone can help me here
    Thanks Paulean


    23 DS February 9, 2014 at 10:18 pm

    Diabetics have circulation problems and I would think that a wound clinic is where she belongs if she has sores that will not heal. My mother had lymph edema in her leg and a wound that would not heal but it did heal after treatment at a wound clinic at the hospital as an outpatient.


    24 Paulean February 9, 2014 at 10:22 pm

    Ok thank you for the help


    25 KitchenKop February 10, 2014 at 7:39 am

    Hi Pauleen,

    I agree with DS that you’re Mom should be seen by a doctor, but also, if she has sores that won’t heal that’s a sign that she’s not keeping her blood sugar in the range that she should. Maybe you could help her learn to avoid sugar and limit grains in her diet so she can get her numbers back in a good range, but *be careful* because if she’s taking blood sugar medicine (orally or insulin) and not adjusting that while she cuts back on carbs, it could cause a dangerous blood sugar low. She’ll probably need to work with her doctor to do this safely.



    26 Kerry February 23, 2014 at 2:50 pm

    After reading your post on skin cancer and the input about adults not getting warts, it makes me wonder if this was truly a wart or if it isn’t true that adults don’t get warts. It’s something to think about.


    27 KitchenKop February 23, 2014 at 3:40 pm


    Yeah, mine could be a little mole or something, I don’t really know, but it’s gone now!

    Also, our son didn’t want to use ACV on his wart so he tried the duct tape and it’s working pretty well!



    28 dize cruz March 1, 2014 at 9:11 am

    At first, I’m so skeptic about using acv in rem0ving a wart. But since we have acv in our kitchen cabinet I decided to give it a try. I gave it attenti0n for only 2 nights, after that I got lazy ab0ut it. Few days later I noticed that my warts are turning black in color and so dry that when I tried to gave it a gently rub then it just fell off. Simply mean that acv is quiet effective :)


    29 SamiJoe May 28, 2014 at 2:55 pm

    Thank you so much for this!

    What’s weird? I really wish I could have seen what your wart looked like before treatment with ACV.

    The reason? My wart is in the exact same place (ankle) and it is definitely much bigger and different than ones I’ve had in the past. I’m pretty sure that my wart (or lack of it) will look identical to your ‘after’ shot.

    Off I go. I’m excited to get ‘er gone!


    30 Anonymous June 1, 2014 at 8:56 am

    I’ve had a plantar wart for about six months now. I’ve tried everything, compound w, freezing treatments over the counter, digging at it with tweezers. The only thing that has yielded any results at all has been soaking it 24 hours a day in ACV. I’ve found it doesn’t have to be “raw”, even the kind you find in gallon jugs works. After 5 days my wart has started to turn brown, the callus that built up over it was easily removed and I’m confident in no time that painful sucker will be out if my life for good. Warning though; as the wart starts to die off the soaking treatment might become slightly painful (nothing anyone who has been walking around with a plantar wart can’t handle) but do NOT stop treatment, the wart will grow back, and if the virus feels threatened, it will come back more aggressive. Good luck on the road to wart freedom!


    31 Michael W July 2, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    Hi so I’ve been using ACV for 6 days so far on two warts on my fingers. One turned brown with a ring of white sensitive skin around it and seems to be a bit indented (although i’m not certain), the other is starting to get little brown spots on it, these seems to be farther in that the surface. NOthing has turned black though. I’m especially worried about the one that turned brown cuz it looks pretty weird. Is there a way for me to post pics that someone can give me some feedback on?


    32 Jenine August 5, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    I recently tried ACV on a wart on my finger and it worked in only a week!
    It was black after the first day but I did it for two more nights just to be sure, then I left it black for about four days and was able to easily pull the scab off after the week was done.

    But I do warn people to be careful, as the ACV ended up damaging skin around the wart (inner finger skin is pretty sensitive). I got a large blister that ended up turning pretty nasty, so try to keep the vinegar localized to only the wart.


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