8 Easy Home Remedies To Fight The Annoying Warts

Warts, although not dangerous, are highly irritating skin growths. In most cases, they are painful. Warts are caused by the entry of the Human Papillomavirus, which is commonly known as HPV, into the body. The virus has over a hundred different strains and they are responsible for different kinds of warts. It enters the body when you have some tear in your skin and you come in contact with an infected person. Although warts are not really harmful, they last for several months and can be quite embarrassing. Since burning and cutting them off are not only painful but also ineffective

Here Are Some Natural Remedies Which Might Help You.

1. Aloe Vera

Cut off a leaf from the Aloe Vera plant. Get rid of all the thorns and extract the pulp. Massage the wart with the pulp gently. Use a cotton ball to do it so as to prevent further infections. Aloe Vera has malic acid which helps in getting rid of the infected tissue cells. Repeat this process twice a day.[1]


2. Garlic

Garlic has many medicinal properties which helps in keeping our body healthy. It fights off many viruses and can be used for warts. You can use garlic for your wart in a couple of ways. Take a piece of garlic, cut it in half and rub the inner side on your wart gently. Do this twice a day. Also, you could make a paste out of garlic. Grind the garlic and add a little water to it. Apply this on the wart and tie a bandage over it to keep it in place. Leave it overnight.[2]


3. Castor Oil

Castor Oil contains phytochemicals that purify the blood in the body. It is very helpful in fighting swellings and abnormal growth. Since warts are caused by the HPV virus, it is believed that castor oil detoxifies the blood and helps in getting rid of the virus. Mix some baking soda with castor oil. See to it that the paste isn’t too thick or too oily. Apply it over the wart with a cotton ball. Do this twice every day.  You could also simply apply castor oil without adding anything to it. Just rub it on the wart and leave it on for ten minutes.[3]

Castor Oil

4. Potato

All this takes is a simple potato. Slice off a piece of potato and rub it on your wart. It helps with the infection. Rub it until almost all the juice from the slice dries out. After you’re done, let your feet dry for some time. Repeat this every day. There is another method which requires only the potato peel. Extract the peel from the potato and place the inner smooth side on the wart. Cover it with a bandage and leave it overnight.[4]


5. Vinegar

Vinegar also has some properties that helps in fighting off the viruses in your body. Take a cotton ball and soak it in some vinegar. Dab this on the wart. Do this once every twelve hours. Also, you could use a slice of raw onion soaked in vinegar and place it on your wart. Hold it in place with a bandage and leave it overnight. Another method is where you add flour to the vinegar and make a paste. Apply it on the wart and let it dry. Repeat these every day.[5]


6. Banana Peel

Banana peel contains potassium which helps fight off the warts. For this, a ripened banana’s peel would work best. So, it would be even better if you’d use a blackened banana peel. Take a banana peel and place it on the wart with the white insides facing the wart. Wrap a bandage around the area and leave it for a while. As an alternative, you could just scrape off the white stuff on the peel and apply it on the wart. Do this at least twice and day and also whenever you can spare some time.[6]


7. Basil leaf

Basil is a healthy and skin-friendly herb. It has components which help in killing viruses. Take a fresh basil leaf and rub it on the wart for a while. Repeat this multiple times in a day. In another method, you have to take a basil leaf and grind it. Add a tiny amount of water and make a paste. Apply the paste on the affected area and cover it with a bandage. Leave it on for as long as possible. In case you don’t want to make the paste, simply keep the leaf on the wart and wrap a bandage around it. Change the bandage and leaf regularly.


8. Honey

For this, you won’t be using the normal honey. In New Zealand, a type of bees pollinates the Manuka bush and produce the Manuka honey. It is very pure and has many medicinal benefits. It has hydrogen peroxide and methylglyoxal which help in fighting the HPV virus. It sees to it that the virus does not get any oxygen, thereby killing it. Spread a generous amount of honey on the wart and cover it with a bandage. Leave it for a while. Repeat the same multiple times in a day.