9 Effective Home Remedies For Verrucas
Are you looking for some home remedies for verrucas? Don’t you wish those nasty little warts would disappear? If you can relate to the situation, you might want to read our post. Here we talk about some effective home remedies for verrucas.
What Are Verrucas?
Verrucas are warts that grow on feet, also called plantar warts (1). They are not harmful but are certainly not easy on the eyes (2). Those suffering from plantar warts don’t feel confident outdoors, especially on beaches or in pools because they don’t want the whole world to see their warts. That is why, despite being harmless, verrucas need quick treatment. To do this, you can adopt several home remedies.
1. Aloe Vera
The Chinese use Aloe Vera as a treatment for warts (3).
Take a generous amount of aloe vera gel and slather it on the verrucas.
Wrap a bandage around the verruca.
Repeat the steps every day until the wart dries.
Basil is an effective treatment for ages and helps treat various skin conditions. The wondrous leaf has antiseptic properties and is an effective treatment for persistent warts. These warts will simply fall off on the regular application. To use basil, you can do the following:
Make a paste of basil leaves with castor oil.
Now thickly apply the paste on the verrucas.
Wrap with a gauze bandage and keep it that way for several hours.
Repeat the steps every day until the verrucas dry off.
[ Read: Effective Home Remedies To Cure Warts ]
3. Tea Tree Oil
Due to its anti-fungal, anti-bacterial and anti-septic properties, Tea Tree Oil is an effective treatment for verrucas (4). You can do the following:
Add some tea tree oil on a cotton ball, place a few drops of tea tree oil.
Using duct tape, stick the cotton ball onto the wart and leave it like this for several hours.
Repeat twice every day.
4. Lemon Oil
Lemon essential oil is good for treating verrucas. The antiseptic can help treat warts without surgical intervention.
Apply a few drops of lemon essential oil to the wart. Lift your feet so that the oil doesn’t rub off before it dries.
If you cannot find lemon essential oil, bruise a few pieces of lemon peel and drop them in a carrier oil like olive oil. Use it like lemon oil after a day of soaking.
5. Vitamin C
Did you know that vitamin C is rich in ascorbic acid that works wonders on verrucas? A few drops of vitamin C paste and warts will simply dry up and fall off!
Buy a few vitamin pills from the pharmacy.
Crush the pills into powder.
Mix with a few drops of water to make a thick paste.
Apply the paste on the verrucas until they dry off.
6. Vitamin E
If you thought Vitamin E, only helps moisturize your skin, you would be pleasantly surprised that a small quantity of vitamin E is all you need to make those warts fall off!
Purchase vitamin E capsules from the pharmacy.
Make a small hole in the capsule with a pin.
Squeeze the syrupy contents of the pill on to warts.
Evenly smear them on the verrucas.
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Garlic is an effective anti viral and anti bacterial agent. If you are on the lookout for a remedy that acts like acid but does not burn your skin, a clove of garlic is what you need. Garlic can burn up warts in barely a few applications. You can do either of these:
Cut thin slices of garlic and place them on warts. Now keep them in position using duct tape.
Take a cotton wad and soak it in garlic oil. Using a band aid, keep this pressed against the wart.
Vinegar is yet another potent remedy that can rid those nasty warts in no time at all. The acidic nature of vinegar will help burn up warts.
Soak a piece of cotton in apple cider vinegar.
Place it on the wart and wrap with a bandage.
Do it twice every day.
Dandelions are said to heal and cleanse. And hence the milk of dandelions can do the trick! Yes, the milky latex of the stem of dandelions can treat verrucas effectively. Naturopaths claim that verrucas need UV light to thrive and this latex the supply. Whatever, may the reason be, trust us when we say this remedy works!
Pluck a few dandelions from the garden.
Break the stem and you will find a clear fluid oozing out.
Collect this sap and apply it on to the verrucas.
[ Read: Effective Home Remedies To Treat Plantar Warts ]
10. Birch Bark
The less known herbal legacy can take you from warts to no warts in less than a week. The bark of birch contains salicylates; the same ingredient OTCs use to treat verrucas.
If you can find fresh birch bark, soak it in water.
Keep it pressed to the wart with the inside of the bark in contact with the verrucas.
If you can find powdered birch bark, brew a strong tea with it.
Soak cotton balls in it and press it on the verrucas.
Over the counter medications and salicylic acid too will do the trick, but they leave the skin rough and unsightly. Use these simple remedies and you will never have to bother about warts again!
Tell us if any of the remedies worked for you. Leave a comment below.