According to the American Academy of Dermatology, warts are skin growths caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts are not cancerous, but are contagious and can cause pain. Freezing, burning and excising are some of the traditional treatments to get rid of them.
If you often deal with this problem, here is one natural and simple remedy that will help you. Also, it includes an ingredient you have in your home all the time.
It has been proven that garlic extract is an effective treatment for warts and corns, which are skin growths triggered by repeated pressure or friction.
To treat warts and corns with garlic, use raw, crushed garlic or fresh garlic oil. Apply the chosen ingredient directly to the warts. If you want to achieve best results, use this treatment three times a day for at least a week, or until you get rid of the wart.
Also, there is a video on Youtube that explains how you can remove warts with a garlic clove, a knife and cotton balls. Start by peeling the garlic clove and cut it in two pieces. Crush the garlic and make a paste. Then, apply the resulted paste directly to the wart. Next, place some cotton over the wart and secure it with a bandage.
According to Best Health Magazine, you need to apply petroleum jelly on the healthy skin around the wart and then apply freshly crushed garlic to the wart. Then cover it with a bandage.
What makes garlic so powerful healing agent are the anti-viral and anti-tumor properties. Moreover, garlic improves the immune system and aids in breaking down fibrin, the protein that obstructs blood flow.