The human papillomavirus (HPV) is the root cause of all warts. There are more than 100 types caused by direct contact with HPV. That is contagious and makes skin grow faster than usual.
Luckily, there are lots of home remedies that can be highly effective for getting rid of warts, just keep in mind that before you try any of these methods you must be sure that you are dealing with warts.
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TEA TREE OIL
This oil contains antiviral and antiseptic properties that can fight against the virus. Tea tree oil will stop the infection and the development of fungi and bacteria. It actually attacks HPV causing warts because it contains a powerful antimicrobial- terpinen 4. Apply a drop of tea tree oil on the affected area and place a bandage over it. Leave it on for at least 8 hours and then remove the bandage and clean the area.
OREGANO ESSENTIAL OIL
The oil produced from wild oregano offers outstanding therapeutic antibiotic effects. It is able to control staph infections and it’s well-known for its bacteria-killing abilities. Moreover, it offers antiviral, antioxidant, antifungal, and pain-relieving properties. Oregano essential oil is the most powerful natural wart treatment. It can burn off even the most stubborn of warts.
LEMONGRASS ESSENTIAL OIL
It can effectively eliminate the herpes simplex type 1 virus and that’s what makes this oil an excellent wart treatment. Lemongrass essential oil is a good alternative if you don’t want to experience the burning sensation of oregano essential oil.
Some warts respond well to vitamin C treatments. Just crush a vitamin C tablet into a powder and make a paste by adding some water. Then, apply the paste directly to the wart and cover it with a bandage. Allow it to remain for a day.
This method really works, although it sounds weird. It is a cheap technique for removing warts and it’s far more pleasant than having warts burned off your body with liquid nitrogen. Duct tape method is effective because it blocks oxygen from getting to the wart, stunting its growth. Apply the tape on the affected area and allow it to stay for six days. Then remove the tape and wash the area with water. Use a pumice stone to rub the surface of the wart.
Yes, bananas can help too. They contain a proteolytic enzyme that’s known to eat away at the wart. Get a banana peel, scrape the “mush off the inside” and apply it to the wart.