Warts are harmless pale skin growth with rough surfaces that are caused by human papillomavirus (HPV) infections. They commonly appear on the face, genitals, and hands.
There a number of natural ways on how we can get rid of this stubborn skin problem. Check out below for the list.
Papaya contains an enzyme that digests dead tissues and this can be helpful in getting rid of warts.
Have shallow cuts on the surface of an unripe papaya. Collect the sap that runs out and let it coagulate. Mix the thickened sap with water, then apply it on the wart in the morning and night.
This inexpensive remedy will require us to rub an orange peel on the wart once a day. Doing this for two or more weeks will change the color and darken the wart and then make them fall off.
Basil leaves contain virus-killing compounds. Simply crush the leaf and tape it over the wart. Replace with fresh basil daily for up to a week.
Pineapple contains bromelain, a mixture of enzymes that digests proteins. Bromelain is helpful in removing warts by dissolving proteins in HPV. One way of using this remedy is by soaking the wart in pineapple juice every day. Another technique is to apply fresh pineapple daily.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar possesses antimicrobial properties that help fight HPV.
To take advantage of its benefit, we need to mix 2-parts apple cider vinegar and 1-part water. Soak a cotton ball in this mixture and place it on the wart, cover with a bandage, and leave it on for three to four hours.
Curcumin, the active compound present in turmeric, has antiviral effects that can help get rid of warts which are caused by a virus. We simply need to apply powdered or fresh turmeric root on warts and then cover it with a bandage.
Garlic has antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral properties that work against infections such as warts. In a 2014 study, garlic extract got rid of warts within four weeks and also prevented it from coming back. This effect was mainly attributed to its allicin content.
Crush up 1 garlic clove and mix it with water. Apply to the wart and cover it with a bandage. Repeat daily for three to four weeks. Another method of using garlic against warts is by applying its juice or rubbing a clove on the wart.