Warts are unsightly and though they do not pose major health risks, they are capable of transmitting an HPV infection through skin contact. Removing warts does not need to be a complicated process. There are several ways to eliminate common warts using natural methods, organic materials or things that can be found in a normal household.
Duct tape is one easy method, although this should never be applied on facial warts. Place duct tape over a wart for six days. Remove the tape and soak the wart in warm water, enough to enable scrubbing with a pumice stone or emery board. This removes the dead tissues. Then air the wart overnight, and covered with a new piece of duct tape the next day, repeating the process until the wart is gone.
Banana peels are claimed to be effective in getting rid of warts, supposedly because they contain potassium which warts are lacking. Apply the yellow side of a banana peel to the wart and fasten with tape. Change the banana peel every 12-24 hours for 1-2 weeks, or until the wart has effectively vanished.
Another way of removing warts is through Vitamin E gel capsules. Break a capsule open and spread the oil on the wart then cover with a plaster or band-aid. Repeat the process twice every day, morning and night. Allow the wart to air and dry for a few days before filing it with an emery board. Start from the beginning once more, until the wart is removed.
Tea tree oil is said to be an effective substance against bacteria, viruses and fungi. For warts, apply a two-percent solution of tea tree oil to the affected area. Do this twice or thrice daily for 1-2 weeks in order to eliminate warts.
Apple cider vinegar has long been used as a beauty and health remedy. It is helpful in warts removal as well. Before sleeping, soak one cotton ball in some apple cider vinegar and apply on the wart. Fasten the cotton with a plaster or gauze and tape and leave on overnight. Remove the cotton the next morning, and repeat the procedure for best results.
The usefulness of garlic is not limited to food. Ancient civilizations used garlic for medicinal purposes because it contains allicin. This is one of nature’s most potent antioxidants that fights bacteria, viruses, fungi and other sources of diseases. For warts removal, slice a garlic clove. Use a band-aid or plaster to tape the wet side of the garlic clove to the wart. Change the slice twice daily for 5-10 days without taking off the garlic, until the wart and its roots are completely gone.