Warts are skin condition caused by Human Papilloma Virus (HPV). This is one of the most common infections which affect approximately 40% of human population. If you happened to develop a few warts, have no worries, there are many ways to get rid of warts naturally using products that you can purchase in almost any supermarket.
Aloe vera is a natural remedy for warts
Getting rid of warts using apple cider vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is an old home remedy used to cure various ailments. Scientific researches have proved its beneficial effects in lowering glucose levels, reducing cholesterol and high blood pressure. It is traditionally used for weight loss and some recent studies have found that vinegar may even be able to kill cancer cells or slow their growth.
To get rid of warts using apple cider acid, soak a piece of cotton or gauze with cider and cover the wart with it over the night. Use medical tape to fix the bandage tightly to the wart. You will probably feel some throbbing pain that will indicate that the cider is dissolving the substance that causes skin cells to stick together and form wart. The next morning the wart should turn dark. Repeat this treatment the following night. If you feel the pain, you can skip the treatment for one night and continue the next day. Before reapplying the vinegar, soak the wart in warm water for ten minutes and scrape the dead skin off. The wart should disappear after a few treatments leaving a scab that will easily heal.
Getting rid of warts using garlic
Garlic has numerous scientifically proven health benefits. It has antibacterial, antiviral, and antifungal activity and can help prevent heart disease and certain types of cancer (stomach and colon cancers). It can reduce cholesterol and high blood pressure and it has been used for centuries to prevent and fight the common cold.
Wart treatment with garlic includes crushing some fresh garlic and rubbing it onto a wart. During the night you can place a small piece of garlic on your wart and cover it with a bandage. Garlic will cause wart to turn dark and fall off. The procedure can be a little painful and although it is recommended to repeat it daily, you can sometimes skip a day to let your scab recover. Try not to place garlic onto a surrounding healthy skin because it will cause irritation. Your wart should fall off after two or three treatments.
Getting rid of warts using banana peel
Banana is a fruit that is not commonly used in medical purposes although its peel displays strong antioxidant activity which was successfully proved in the laboratory experiments. There are even claims that banana peel may have capability to extract heavy metal contamination from river water.
Cut a piece of banana peel and tape it onto your wart. Do this whenever you can and especially during the night. The chemicals and oils in the peel will dissolve the wart and help your immune system fight off the virus that caused it in the first place. Greener bananas work better than the ripe. Depending on the size and type of warts, it should take you from several days to several weeks to get rid of them using banana peel.
Getting rid of warts using castor oil
Pure cold pressed castor oil is an odorless and tasteless substance that has been used for centuries to cure skin disorders, burns, sunburns, cuts, and abrasions. The main component of castor oil is ricinoleic acid which exerts anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
Apply castor oil on you wart several times a day and make sure it is properly soaked and covered with the liquid. During the night, soak a piece of gauze or cotton with oil and tape it onto your wart. Clean the wart in the morning and the following night soak it in warm water and rub off the dead skin before reapplying the oil again. After a few treatments the wart should turn dark and fall off.
Getting rid of warts using salicylic acid
Salicylic acid is known from ancient times for its pain-easing and anti-inflammatory properties. It is used as a key ingredient in many skin-care products. It is added to shampoos to treat dandruff.
Crush an Aspirin pill and mix it with some water. Apply the solution onto your wart several times a day and particularly during the night when you can bandage it to make sure that the solution stays in contact with the wart for several hours. The solution will slowly eat away the dead skin on your wart causing it to grow dark, shrink and eventually fall off. This procedure may cause irritation because you will not be able to control the concentration of salicylic acid in the solution. Besides, use of concentrated solutions of salicylic acid may cause hyper pigmentation on unpretreated skin for those with darker skin types. To avoid this, you should use some of the OTC remedies that contain the salicylic acid and come in the form of liquids, gels, bandages and adhesive discs. They are less messy but equally powerful. When treated with salicylic acid, warts usually disappear within several days.
Getting rid of warts using aloe vera gel
Aloe vera has been used for more than a thousand years in cosmetics and alternative medicine because of its rejuvenating, healing and soothing properties. Researches have shown that aloe vera may be effective in treating genital herpes, psoriasis, diabetes, elevated blood lipids and ulcerative colitis. Aloe vera has been used as an immune-stimulant that aids in fighting cancers in cats and dogs but this treatment has not yet been tested on humans.
Of all natural treatments, aloe vera treatment is maybe the least aggressive, yet very effective in fighting warts. Rub aloe vera gel onto your wart several times a day and during the night cover it with gel and place a bandage over it. Your wart should shrink and fall off within a few weeks.
Getting rid of warts using tea tree oil
Tea tree oil is almost colourless essential oil with a fresh smell. It is taken from Narrow-leaved Tea-tree (not the plant that gives leaves for brewing tea!), native to Australia. It is very beneficial when applied topically due to its antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities. It has beneficial cosmetic properties and is sometimes used in small concentrations in shampoos against dandruff.
Put some tea tree oil onto your wart several times during the day. During the night, soak a small piece of gauze or cotton with oil and tape it onto your wart. The oil will eat away the wart causing it to shrink and fall off. The use of tea tree oil is very safe although you should take care not to get it in the eyes because it causes burning sensation. Should this happen, rinse your eyes with ample water. This wart treatment is very effective – if you use it daily, the wart should disappear within a few days.
People react differently to different kinds of wart treatments. What works well on one person’s wart might prove ineffective on another person’s wart. Sometimes you will have to try out several treatments before discovering which one works best for you. To learn about some other home remedies to cure warts please read another article from our site here.
- Heal Warts Treatment is a natural product containing carefully selected essential oils ingredients. The treatment is easy and painless and the first results can be visible in a week or two. -
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The finest quality, cold pressed and cold processed Castor Oil which contains no artificial ingredients. It is also excellent for massage into joints and muscles to relieve pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and rheumatism.
Aloe Vera Gelly contains 99.5% Certified Organic Aloe Vera Gel. It does not contain artificial colouring or fragrances. It is soothing and adequate even for the most sensitive skin.
This oil is pure tea tree oil culled from the leaves of a tree native to Australia. It is 100% pure, it meets the highest quality standards decreed by the Australian government and it is not tested on animals.
Useful tip: Do not use pure oil on your warts, because it may be too aggressive for your skin. Dilute it with water first (half water – half oil) and if it shows little effect, only then use pure oil in your home treatment.