What Are Warts?
Warts is also known as verruca vulgaris (Scientific), massa (Hindi/Urdu), chamkhil (Marathi), Karanai (Tamil), You (Chinese), verruga (Spanish), verruga (Portuguese), amcila (Bengali), borodavka (Russian). A wart is a small, hard growth, usually brown or flesh colored, on the skin. It may be caused by any one of 30 strains of the human papilloma virus. Warts are highly contagious, but not dangerous, and can occur more frequently when the immune system is compromised. The common wart, verruca vulgaris, may occur anywhere on the body though fingers, toes, head, back and face are common places. Sometimes warts vanishes with no treatment. Warts at the bottom of feet can turn into painful corns. There are 4 main types of warts.
Types Of Warts
- Verruca plana is a round, yellowish, flat-topped wart found mainly on the backs of the hands.
- Verruca filiformis is a long, thin wart found on the eyelids, armpits, and neck.
- The venereal wart, a pink, cauliflower-like growth, is found on the genitals.
- The plantar wart (or verruca) is a flat wart on the sole of the foot which may be forced into the thick skin of that area.
Best Home Remedies to Get Rid of Wart
1. Castor Oil
Castor oil is an effective Verruca Vulgaris Treatment. Apply castor oil on warts everyday night. This is effective but needs to continue several months. Plaster for painful skin can be made with castor oil and baking Soda. Mix castor oil and baking powder into a paste, and apply at night with a plaster, leaving it exposed during the day.
Treat fungal infections with garlic. Apply a fresh slice of garlic to the wart in the morning and evening. Use a bandage to keep in place. Onions work in a similar way with the wart disappearing after about 6 weeks of treatment. OR Applied consistently over several weeks, garlic oil may prove successful in countering local fungal infections, such as itchy ear passages and warts. To make garlic oil, crush or finely chop 4 large cloves and place them in a small nonstick pan. Add 3 tablespoons of organic olive oil. Heat gently until the mixture is just simmering then simmer for 1-2 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour the contents into a glass jar and leave to cool. Strain, bottle, and label. Use within 12 months.
Rub fresh lemon into the wart daily, and keep moist (with a plaster), paring back any hardened skin. Rub fresh garlic into the wart to fight the fungal infection, and eat lots of garlic to boost immunity.
4. Dandelion Sap
Remove bothered warts with dandelions sap. If you are bothered by warts, apply the milky sap from dandelions directly onto the wart (not the surrounding sensitive skin) twice a day for a few days or until it falls off. The area can be covered with a bandage to keep sap only on the wart. Squeeze the fresh sap of a dandelion stalk on to the wart every day until it disappears. OR The sap of fresh fig leaves works in a similar fashion to dandelions.
Easy home medication can be done with potato. Rub raw potato slice on warts 5-6 times a day. Continue for 2 weeks to see results. OR Milkwort can be mashed and applied directly to the wart.
Extract juice from marigold leaves and apply on warts. It helps to get rid of the warts.
Thuja is a natural herbal cure. Thuja also known as Tree of life is used by many native Americans to cure warts. No remedy is guaranteed to remove warts, but thuja is more likely to succeed than many others. Apply neat tincture to the wart twice a day. Continue for up to 10 days.
Rub some onion slices on warts which will improve blood circulation for specific part and will allow fast healing.
Apply cashew nut shell oil on warts, this will be painful initially but very effective.
Genital warts must be treated in an STD or GU (Genitourinary) clinic, and treatment can be complemented by healing remedies, but only under the care of a registered practitioner.