Let’s face it – warts are just embarrassing. They’re just plain ugly, and no one wants to see them. Unofrtunately, they can be very difficult to remove as well. You could go to a dermatologist, but if your insurance doesn’t cover it, then you’ll be facing a hefty fee. Luckily, there are some home remedies for removing warts that work great.
Home remedies are gaining popularity for curing everything from warts to the common cold. Many people are trying to be more “green” or just spend less money on curing themselves. What many are finding is that home remedies that have been passed down for generations actually work! This is certainly the case with removing warts, and here’s a few ways to do it:
The duct tape technique for removing warts has been around for a long time and is even backed by scientific evidence. The method is very simple. Just cut a piece of duct date that is just big enough to fit over your wart and place it there. Leave it on for a week, take the tape off and soak your wart in warm water. Then just rub it with a pumice stone or emery board and the wart should flake right off! If it doesn’t work right away, simply repeat the process.
This technique is also just as simple and one that I have personally had success with. There are a couple ways to do it. One is to simply rub a little castor oil into the wart every night and every morning for a few weeks and the wart will just disappear. Another method (the one that I recommend) is to rub castor oil into the wart and keep it covered with a band-aid for a week or so. In my case, the warts just disappeared or flaked off after a week or so (some in only a few days).
You can try simply rubbing a banana peel over your wart a few times a day for a few weeks. Supposedly this is effective; however, I don’t eat many bananas, so I haven’t tried it due to a lack of peels. If you’re a banana eater, then this home remedy for removing warts might work great for you!
The Native Americans have used Echinacea for centuries to cure just about everything. If it’s worked for them for hundreds of years, then it will probably work today! You can get Echinacea in the form of pills (just follow the directions for use on the bottle).
There are many non-prescription products available for removing warts. While not necessarily a “home remedy” for removing warts, it is an effective one and will not cost you nearly as much as going to a doctor. Look for products with the ingredient “salicylic acid”; they seem to be more reports of success using products that contain this ingredient.
There are literally hundreds of home remedies for removing warts, and we’ve only gone over a few here. Just do a simple search online if you’re looking for more options. An even better idea might be to ask someone that is interested in natural remedies or even your grandmother! Just keep expereimenting with different remedies and you’ll likely find one that works for you.