5 Natural remedies for a wart

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Warts are ugly and pesky things though harmless. No one in this world would ever be pleased to admit that they had a wart anywhere on their body.
But there is nothing to be embarrassed about getting a wart. A wart is basically the human papillomavirus (HPV) has invaded a tiny cut in your skin.

Here are a few home remedies that can help you get rid of this tiny bump:

1) Vitamin C tablets

Grind up a few vitamin C tablets. Mix the powder with enough water to make a paste and dab it onto your wart. Cover the paste with a bandage or tape. Because the tablets are highly acidic they can help wear the wart away and also fight the virus itself.

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2) Garlic

Apply freshly crushed garlic directly to the wart and cover with a bandage. The caustic effect of the garlic will cause the wart to blister and fall off in as little as one week. Apply new garlic every day and try to avoid its contact with healthy surrounding skin.

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3) Birch bark

If a piece of birch bark is available, dampen it with water and tape it over your wart with the inner side of the bark facing your skin. The bark contains salicylates which are found in many over-the-counter wart treatments.

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4) Papaya

Papaya contains an enzyme that digests dead tissue. Make shallow cuts on the surface of an unripe papaya, collect the sap that runs out and let it coagulate. Mix the thickened sap with water and apply this mixture every morning and night.

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5) Basil

Crush a fresh basil leaf and tape it over your wart with waterproof first-aid tape. The leaves contain virus-killing compounds. Replace with fresh basil daily.

Do scratch or pick at your warts as you can land up transferring the virus to the rest of your body. Try these home remedies and try to kill that virus invading your body.

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