By Disabled World - 2007-11-18
Warts are often deemed as unwanted or as unpleasant. This is because they are growths that appear on the skin. These growths are, almost always, non-cancerous, but they are still unwanted. If you are looking for an effective, but low-cost way to have your wart or warts removed, you may want to think about trying a home remedy.
Are you a believer in home remedies? It seems as if home remedies have been used since the beginning of time. Here are some home remedies used to remove warts.
While a large number of individuals feel that home remedies are only a waste of time, there are others who literally live by them. If properly done, there are a number of health conditions that can be treated or prevented with home remedies. One of those conditions is warts.
Warts (see our article What are Warts?) are often deemed as unwanted or as unpleasant. This is because they are growths that appear on the skin. These growths are, almost always, non-cancerous, but they are still unwanted.
If you are looking for an effective, but low-cost way to have your wart or warts removed, you may want to think about trying some home remedy wart removal methods.
Online you can find a number of these home remedies. If you are interested in getting started, we have listed a few popular wart removal home remedies below. (For genital wart removal methods see Get Rid of Genital Warts)
Perhaps, the most popular home remedy used to remove warts involves duct tape.
It has been said; in fact, it has also been backed by scientific research, that duct tape is effective at removing or eliminating warts. If you are interested in giving this home remedy a try.
The duct tape wart removal method was reported in the Archives of pediatrics & Adolescent medicine the October 2002 issue.
The method is as follows: One cuts a small piece of duct tape just big enough to cover the wart. You then leave it on for five or six days.
After keeping the warts covered, for about a week, you will want to remove the tape, soak your wart in water, and then scrub it with a pumice stone. If your wart does not come off right away, you are advised to repeat the procedure again, for at least another one to two weeks.
Aloe Vera for removing Warts
It has also been said that aloe vera is effective at eliminating warts. You are advised to soak a small cotton ball in aloe, preferably the gel. After the soaking has occurred, for around about a minute or so, you will want to tape the cotton ball to your wart.
You will want to add aloe vera to the wart or piece of cotton every few hours. By leaving the cotton ball in place, with the exception of changing it daily, your wart should fall off in a few days or weeks.
Tea tree oil
Essential oil of tea tree is a powerful antiseptic which kills most bacteria and thus is an extremely potent method of wart removal. This method is also very popular due to its very high rate of success. Just apply essential tea tree oil directly on the wart daily until it disappears. This method should not take too many applications due to its effectiveness.
The taking of Echinacea pills will assist the healing of mild skin infections thus also making it a great help for warts. Take one or two pills a day as prescribed on the bottle.
Echinacea was highly used by Native American Indians as a universal remedy for just about everything. By the early 1900's it was the most popular herb in medical practice in the USA. Echinacea is still one of the most prescribed herbal products worldwide.
Essential lemon oil
Another common and popular method of wart removal include applying a single drop of essential lemon oil directly on the wart itself. Repeat as necessary until wart is gone.
Apparently, caster oil is also considered an effective wart removal remedy. When using caster oil, you will want to apply the oil to your wart. It is then suggested that you rub or massage the area with your fingers. After doing this day and night for a number of weeks, your wart should disappear.
You could also use caster oil by apply it directly to the wart, twice a day, and by keeping it covered. By keeping the wart covered with a bandage, only to remove it when changing, the wart should disappear after about three weeks.
Rubbing a banana peel on your wart for a few weeks as well is supposed to be a big help. One should rub the banana peel multiple times during the course of the day for maximum effectiveness.
The above mentioned home remedies are just a few of the many that you can find online or in a home remedy book.
Additional remedies include using chalk, dandelion, aspirin, baking soda, papaya, and milkweed. When choosing a home remedy, it is important to keep the ingredients in mind. You will want to refrain from using any items that you may be allergic to. If and when you are in doubt, it may be best to choose another home remedy to use.
It is also important to remember, when using home remedies for wart removal, that the results are not guaranteed. Just because one home remedy worked for someone else, it does not mean that it will also work for you. However, with a wide variety of different home remedies to choose from, you are sure to find at least one successful remedy.