How to remove warts naturally using garlic

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How to remove warts naturally using garlic
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Warts are a manifestation of the human papilloma virus (HPV) and they occur in 7 to 10 per cent of the population, particularly affecting women, children and the elderly. The powerful antibacterial and antiseptic properties of garlic can help you remove warts naturally and painlessly.

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Things you need

  • Fresh garlic
  • Sharp knife
  • Cutting board
  • Bandages

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  1. 1

    At the end of the day, carefully wash and dry your hands and the area surrounding the wart.

  2. 2

    Peel a fresh garlic clove and slice it in half. Apply the freshly-cut garlic clove onto the wart, taking care to treat only the wart itself and not the surrounding skin. Discard the garlic.

  3. 3

    Place a bandage over the wart. Leave the bandage on overnight.

  4. 4

    In the morning, remove the bandage and carefully wash the area surrounding the wart again.

  5. 5

    Repeat Steps 1 through 4 every night until the wart disappears, which usually happens after 2 to 6 weeks.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not pick at, bite, cut, burn or otherwise try to physically trim the wart yourself. This will not remove the wart, and may even cause it to spread.
  • Although warts are unsightly, they are normally painless. If your warts are causing you pain, or if you have any other concerns, don't hesitate to see your doctor or naturopath.

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