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Plantar warts appear on the soles of the feet or the palms of the hands. Unlike warts elsewhere on the body, the surface of a plantar wart is usually flat. But because of the pressure on the sole as a person walks, a plantar wart can also be quite painful. No wonder the sufferer is likely to search for a plantar wart remedy!

Pineapple as a Plantar Wart Remedy:

Q. I have had success using fresh pineapple peel on a plantar wart. I applied the pineapple skin to the wart overnight with the fleshy fruit side toward the foot. I saved the peel in a plastic bag in the fridge so I could reapply it several nights in a row.

I found it easier to keep the pineapple skin in place with a callus cushion. I centered the plantar wart in the hole, fit the pineapple into that and covered it with a bandage. An added benefit: the fresh pineapple is delish!

A. We have heard about applying banana skin to warts, but this is the first time we have read that pineapple might be a beneficial plantar wart remedy. An ingredient in pineapple, bromelain, has both anti-inflammatory and immune-modulating effects, so there is a plausible mechanism of action.

Other Uses for Pineapple:

Some people tell us that pineapple is good for joint pain, as this reader did:

“I read on your website about pineapple for arthritis and it has certainly helped me. I eat a slice of fresh pineapple daily. Without the pineapple, I wake each day feeling every joint in my hands has been broken.”

Anyone who would like to learn more about pineapple, bromelain and other anti-inflammatory food and spices may find our book, The People’s Pharmacy Quick & Handy Home Remedies, of value.

Those who are still searching for a remedy for a plantar wart may want to check our website for turmeric, lemon juice or cimetidine.

Revised 6/23/16

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  1. SGH

    I think you’re right-on about the enzyme Bromelain being the probable benefit with the pineapple remedy. Because of the Bromelain, I can’t eat pineapple; it upsets my stomach, so I avoid it. Interestingly, I can eat it if it’s been cooked, e.g. on a baked ham, upside down cake, etc. Glad to know Bromelain is good for something.

    • Thai

      My daughter and I also have gut upset when eating fresh pineapple, but no problem when it’s cooked. We aren’t sure what it is in the pineapple that causes this gastric distress, but it’s bad enough we don’t eat it fresh any more!

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