Home remedies

Home remedies for warts


Remove warts with natural home remedies

Home remedies can help against warts. These are new forms of skin that are caused by viruses. Although they are benign, they can be contagious and multiply. The small growths on the face in particular are perceived as very unattractive, which is why those affected want to get rid of them as quickly as possible. In some cases, they simply occur and eventually disappear on their own. If you don't want to worry about it, you can use one of the tried and tested home remedies for warts that we would like to introduce to you here.

Herbal home remedies for warts

Castor oil is still an effective old home remedy for stubborn warts. It is cold-pressed from the seeds of the castor bean plant and completely freed of its toxic ingredients by steam treatment. Rubbing the affected areas on the hands and face several times a day with a few drops of the fat, viscous oil should cause them to become smaller and finally disappear.

The juice of a celandine leaf, which is washed and rubbed together with the stems between the fingers, is also used to help warts regress if they are regularly dabbed with them. Alternatively, a celandine cream can be made from 10 ml celandine mother tincture from the pharmacy and 100 g of well-tolerated cream, which is applied to the skin growths three times a day.

Naturally pure tea tree oil, calendula ointment, Swedish bitter toppings and spurge are known as other herbal home remedies. According to tradition, tender, soft warts regress when they are coated with the juice of the milkweed. The stem juice of the miracle drug dandelion is often recommended for external use against warts and corns.

Natural treatment of warts with banana

Banana peels are considered a helpful home remedy for self-treatment of warts, even if their effect has only been examined in one study so far and it is therefore not sufficiently scientifically proven. For this method, cut a small piece out of the shell (slightly larger than the growth itself) and stick it on the affected area using a plaster. The banana peel contains certain enzymes that are supposed to make the wart disappear and not re-form. The banana peel bandage can remain in place throughout the day or overnight, but must be renewed daily.

Remove warts with propolis

Another proven home remedy is propolis (also called bee or putty resin). This is a resinous mass that is produced by bees for the purpose of sealing the beehive. At the same time, propolis contains many highly effective ingredients to inhibit or kill bacteria, viruses and fungi that have been introduced into the stick or are already present.

Bee putty resin has an analgesic effect, strengthens the body's immune system and contains natural salicylic acid, which is one of the most common methods for treating warts. Accordingly, the brown-yellow, resinous mass is well suited for self-treatment of small skin growths - provided there are no allergies to bee or wasp stings, honey and royal jelly.

Propolis is available in different dosage forms. You can e.g. Heat the pure resin with your hands until it becomes kneadable and then fix it on the wart with a plaster. This can help kill the viruses and get rid of the growth. Alternatively, many pharmacies offer tinctures and ointments that are applied to the affected area several times a day to remove warts.

Homeopathy and Schuessler salts for warts

For home use, homeopathy mainly becomes Thuja used because the tree of life most closely matches the symptoms of the most common warts. After that, it is a single, large and touch-sensitive skin growths that are yellow-brown or dark in color. A red yard is visible around the warts, while the surface is cracked.

Stalked warts with a horny surface, mainly found on the fingers, nose and eyelids, speak up Causticum on. The growths secrete fluid and blood.

Antimonium crudum can be the right remedy if broad horny growths occur mainly on the soles of the feet and are accompanied by calluses. The fingers are also sometimes affected.

Schüssler salts: For the regression of warts, it is recommended that potassium chloratum D6 (No. 4) alternate with sodium chloratum D6 (No. 8), 3 × 1 tablet, in the mouth. Externally, the small tumor can be coated with potassium chloratum ointment several times a day.

Relief by "discussing" the wart

Warts can be influenced by suggestions, whether they are given by yourself or by strangers. Even today, the growths are "discussed" by healers or made to disappear as a modern version with hypnosis and self-hypnosis. Children can even "buy" the warts from time to time. The skin structures often disappear quickly after the “purchase contract” has been concluded.

Lemon juice and garlic against skin growth

Dabbing the warts with a solution of one tablespoon of vinegar and table salt should destroy them as well as rubbing them frequently with dry soap or with garlic. To do this, peel a fresh clove of garlic and cut it into slices. The wart is rubbed with the disc, then it is fixed with the cut side down using a plaster on the affected area and left there overnight. The next morning, remove the garlic and repeat the process in the evening if necessary until the wart is gone.

Vitamins A and C are particularly intended to stimulate the skin's defenses: it is recommended to open the vitamin capsules and apply the contents to the warts. Alternatively, you can rub the wart three to four times a day with a piece of fresh lemon. Then let the acidic juice of the citrus dry on the affected area.

Warts prevention

Since warts are caused by viruses, preventive measures can only be taken to a limited extent. Almost all types of warts are caused by infection with human papillomaviruses (HPV), which are so environmentally resistant that they can hardly be combated with conventional disinfectants. Nevertheless, in places with a high risk of infection such as Swimming pools, saunas or hotel rooms some hygiene rules help to minimize the risk.

It is advisable to wear slippers and use your own towels, which are then washed at at least 60 degrees. Dry the spaces between fingers and toes well after each bath or shower. Take care of your health, because a weak immune system favors warts.

A balanced diet and regular exercise in the fresh air are important. Other proven measures that strengthen the immune system include, for example, individually tailored Bach flower therapy or hydrotherapy from Pastor Kneipp. (jvs, nr)

Editor's note: An earlier version of this article said that banana peels can be a good help for self-treating warts. However, the statement is only supported by a study and we therefore made it clear in the text that sufficient scientific evidence is missing.

Author and source information

This text corresponds to the specifications of the medical literature, medical guidelines and current studies and has been checked by medical doctors.

Jeanette Viñals Stein, Barbara Schindewolf-Lensch

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