There are quite a lot of home remedies available for people who want to treat this condition at their own home. It is easy to try them since you can find most ingredients that you might need in your kitchen. It is important to point out that most of these remedies are not scientifically proven to work and sometimes there is not much logic why they actually work. However when warts are not severe it can be definitely worth trying a few of these remedies.
Garlic is one of the most commonly used home treatments for healing warts. Anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties of garlic is what makes it effective for treating warts. There are few different ways that you can use it effectively. Since it is a great immune booster a few slices of garlic can be eaten on a daily bases to enchase your body’s ability to fight HPV on its own. Crushed garlic can be also applied on your warts directly and then covered with a bandage. It is worthwhile to mention that some people also use an onion, which can be a great alternative to garlic.
Although there is not much science logic, potatoes are used for treating warts too. It is one of the oldest methods for wart removal and it seems to be still quite commonly used these days. To use this method simply cut a potato in half and rub it to your warts until they get saturated with juice from potato. For the best results it advised to do this for two weeks (two-three times per day).
3. Vitamin C.
The other commonly used natural home remedy for wart removal is Vitamin C. Since this vitamin is acidic it is thought to be able to irritate the wart and also to kill the virus. To use this natural remedy you will need one tablet of Vitamin C. It should be crushed and mixed with some water or lemon juice to make a paste. After that apply it directly on wart and cover with a bandage. This should be repeated daily until you start to see some results. Alternatively Vitamin A and E is thought to be affective too.
4. Castor Oil.
Castor oil is another home remedy that can be used at the comfort of your home. Anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties of Castor oil is what makes it effective oil for various conditions, including warts. When this oil is applied on the skin it works by irritating wart and with continues applications it is able to remove them. Cotton swab should be used when applying this oil on the wart. It should be mentioned that this remedy works best for warts that are either on face or hands and are small and flat in shape.
5. Apple Cider Vinegar (ACV).
Apple cider vinegar is quite a popular home remedy for treating various conditions. It is thought to be able to remove warts due to its acidity properties. To use this remedy you should soak wool of cotton into apple cider vinegar and put it directly on the wart. Since it is advised to keep it on the wart for a couple of hours it might be a good idea to fix a cotton ball with a band aid. In most cases results are seen within just three or four days; however it might be still necessary to continue applying ACV for a couple of weeks in order to remove wart completely.
6. Banana Peel.
Banana peel is another easy to apply and yet effective remedy for plantar warts. It is thought that there certain enzymes (proteolytic) in banana peel that are able demolish warts. To use this method simply scape some white mass of banana peel and apply it on affected area. It should be repeated two times a day until wart is removed.
7. Aloe Vera.
Aloe is another plant that can be used for removing warts. Anti-inflammatory features of this plant is what makes Aloe Vera effective home remedy for many different ailments. To use this treatment simply extract some gel from Aloe plant and soak it into cotton ball. Then apply it directly on the wart and add a bandage too. To see results repeat it daily until a wart is finally gone. In case you don’t have your own Aloe Vera plant at home, gel of this plant can be also purchased in most local drug stores.
8. Duct Tape.
Although it is not the fastest working home remedy Duct tape can be also used to treat this condition. To use this method simply cut a small round piece of duct tape and place it on the wart. It should be only removed when you need to replace it the tape. In most cases it might take more than two week to actually notice any improvement.
The other way to treat warts that are caused by HPV is to add a few beneficial foods to your diet. Improving your diet can help to boost your immune system and thus make your body to fight this virus more efficiently. Some foods that are known to be effective immune system booster are sweet potatoes, garlic, yoghurt, shellfish, beef, oranges, tea and etc. Furthermore making sure you are getting enough E and C Vitamins can help in restoration of your skin that is damaged by this condition. So you should either eat more foods that include these vitamins or take a supplement.
So as you can there are quite a lot of home remedies that you can try for removing warts. Hopefully one of these methods will help to get rid of your warts and if not you can always consult your doctor and get more efficient medications that are proven to work.