12 Natural Remedies for Warts You Can Actually Make Right at Home

Warts can be treated with natural remedies whether they are on your face, hands, or feet. Try these tips to clear away the warts from home.

Apple cider vinegar

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Although this remedy does not kill the virus that causes warts to form, the acidic nature of the vinegar attacks flesh to get rid of the wart; it's just one of many, many benefits of apple cider vinegar! Soak a cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and squeeze out excess liquid. Tape the cotton ball over your wart before you go to bed and, if it does not cause too much soreness, replace the cotton ball in the morning and leave on during the day as well for a natural remedy for wart removal. After one to two weeks, the wart should die and fall off.


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Milkweed is a perennial plant that can often be found growing along roadsides and pastures, as well as in gardens and parks. When ingested, milkweed can be poisonous, but it is safe to use topically for the treatment of warts on your face feet, hands, or arms. File or use a pumice stone on your wart to slough off the top layer of skin and make the treatment more effective. Then, break the plant so that you are able to extract enough sap, which will look like milk, to cover the wart. Reapply as needed, but if a rash or irritation occurs rinse the sap off immediately and choose another method of treatment. The enzymes in the substance are thought to dissolve the wart.

Banana peel

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Similar to the way that milkweed sap works, enzymes found in banana peel may help to make warts disappear. Twice a day, scrape the white mush from the inside of a banana peel and apply it to the wart. Continue to do so until the wart disappears. Check out these extraordinary uses for bananas.

Vitamin C paste


Crush up a vitamin C tablet and throw in enough lemon juice or water until you’ve made a paste. Apply to this home remedy to your wart so it is thoroughly covered, cover with a bandage, and repeat daily until it’s gone. The vitamin C is thought to destroy the virus, while the acidity of the lemon juice adds an extra boost.

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The antiviral components of basil are thought to be helpful in destroying viruses, making the herb a great natural remedy for warts. Crush up ¼ of a cup of basil leaves until they take on a mushy consistency. Apply to the affected area and cover with a bandage, reapplying daily for one to two weeks.



Honey can be used as a natural remedy for warts because of its antibacterial and antiviral properties. (Here are more amazing beauty benefits of honey.) Thoroughly covering a wart in honey will deprive it of all oxygen and may help to kill it. File the top layer of the wart away if you can, then cover with a think layer of honey and a bandage. Change after 24 hours, repeating until the wart dies.

Pineapple juice

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Pineapple juice is highly acidic and contains a dissolving enzyme that will help destroy a wart. Two or three times a day, soak your wart in pineapple juice for three to five minutes. When you first submerge the wart, the affected area will sting.



The antiviral and antibacterial properties of garlic attack the virus causing your wart, and will cause it to blister and fall off, a great natural remedy for wart removal. Cover your wart with a crushed garlic clove and secure it with a bandage. After 20 minutes, remove the clove and rinse the area. Do this twice daily for a week. Or, taking garlic capsules three times a day should have a similar effect. Here are more surprising health benefits of garlic.

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Hot water


This easy home remedy works slowly but requires almost no effort or time. To help speed the healing process and make warts go away more quickly, file the top layer of skin off of a wart and soak it in hot water for a few minutes each day.

Baking soda


Mix a teaspoon of white vinegar with enough baking soda to make a thick paste. Dab the paste on the affected area twice a day until the wart is destroyed. The antiseptic and anti-inflammatory properties of baking soda will help to destroy the wart-causing virus. These are other brilliant home remedies for baking soda.


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Twice a day, coat a wart in aloe gel, either extracted from a plant or purchased from a store. Cover with a bandage and wait for the anti-inflammatory properties found in aloe to work their magic as a natural remedy for warts. After two weeks, the wart should be significantly smaller or disappear altogether.

Castor oil


Because the main component in castor oil is an acid with anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, it is very effective for treating warts, especially on the face and hands. Apply castor oil to the wart multiple times a day, and before bed tape a cotton ball soaked in castor oil over the wart. In the morning, rub the dead skin away with a pumice stone. After a few days, the wart will become dark and gradually fall off.

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