12 Home Remedies for Warts

12 Home Remedies for Warts

Most warts disappear without any intervention, but it can take a lot of time. But, if you'd like to take care of those warts at a faster, cheaper, and economical way, then there are alternative home remedies that you can give a try.

@healthbiztips by Arlene Gentallan

Warts are skin growth that appear when the top layer of the skin gets infected by human papilloma virus (HPV). It's a common dermatological problem that can resolve on it's own or not at all. Warts are contagious so you can spread it to other parts of your body. How about we get rid of this nasty viral skin growth with these amazing home remedies:

1. Apple cider vinegar

Apple cider vinegar has antimicrobial property. It's safe and effective against warts. To use it, simply dip a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar then use a band-aid to hold it in place over the wart. Let it soak into the warts for about 1 to 2 hours per day. Do this everyday for over 1 to 2 week until the wart falls off. If you'd like a faster result, leave the apple cider vinegar soaked cotton ball overnight over the wart.

2. Aloe vera

Aloe vera is soothing and healing. Apply aloe vera gel into the warts several times a day for 1 to 2 weeks.

3. Castor oil

Apply castor oil into the warts several times a day, everyday for over 2 weeks until you get rid of the wart.

4. Tea tree oil

Apply tea tree oil directly into the warts several times a day for 1 to 2 weeks to shrink or completely destroy the warts.

5. Garlic

We'll need fresh crushed garlic for those hideous warts. Put it over your warts and let it stay for about 15 to 30 minutes everyday. Do this for the next 2 to 3 weeks.

6. Potato

Who says potato is only for making fries? It's a good home remedy for warts as well. Cut off a thin fresh raw potato slice then gently massage it into the wart. Repeat this everyday for over 2 weeks.

7. Banana peel

Gently rub the inside of the banana peel into the wart. Banana peel contains enzyme which is effective in removing warts. Do this everyday for about 2 weeks to shed off your warts.

8. Honey

Soak a cotton ball in honey, then place it over the wart and secure it with band-aid. Leave it overnight. Do this every night for 1 to 2 weeks or until the wart disappears.

9. Baking soda

To use baking soda as a home remedy for warts, you'll first have to activate it by combining it with a acid like vinegar or lemon juice. Combine equal parts baking soda and vinegar to make a paste, then apply the paste over your warts everyday for 1 to 2 weeks.

10. Pineapple juice

Pineapple's natural acidity is key to eradicate warts. Apply pineapple juice into your warts 2 to 3 times a day. Do this for 1 to 2 weeks.

11. Lemon juice

Apply freshly squeezed lemon juice on the wart 2 times a day for 1 to 2 weeks.

12. Duct tape

Cut out a small portion of duct tape enough to cover the entire wart. Now, place this over the wart and only remove it when you have to replace it with another duct tape. Do this for over 2 weeks. At time, it can take up to 2 months for this method to work.

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