How To Get Rid Of Warts With Easy Home Remedies?

By 21 December 2016

Olive leaf extract

Olive leaf extract contains strong anti-infectious compounds such as oleuropein, that may help get rid of a wart. Consuming olive leaf extract help in boost of immune system. If the product is not accessible, dried olive leaves can also be used instead. Or you can dry fresh olive leaves in a microwave at 150 degree Fahrenheit. Once dried, crush and store in an airtight bottle or paper bag.

For remedy 1

You will need

  • Herbal olive leaf extract (with 17-23 percent oleuropein)

Check the dosage recommendations on the label.

For remedy 2

You will need

  • Dried olive leaves 1 teaspoon
  • Water 1 cup

Put a teaspoon of dried olive leaves in boiling hot water. Let it simmer for 10 minutes. Strain in a cup and drink 2 to 3 cups of tea a day for a week.

Note: Pregnant or nursing women should not use without medical consultation.


Potato is a commonly used remedy to remove warts. Both potato and its skin can be used for the purpose.

You will need

  • Grated potato
  • Bandage/tape

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Wash the affected area with warm water and dry well with towel. Scrape gently with a pumice stone to peel off the dead hard skin, do not rub hard. Now apply the grated potato on the wart and cover the area with a tape or a bandage to secure the potato. Leave it overnight. Re-apply fresh potato every night for several weeks.

Duct tape method

Duct tape method, according to various studies, is considered more effective than other freezing methods used to confiscate warts. Duct tape make the wart become hard, darken in color, and will eventually disappear within few weeks.

You will need

  • Duct tape

Wash area with warm water and dry well with towel. Now apply the duct tape to the wart. Keep the duct tape on for up to a week. If the duct tape falls off itself, re-apply with the same procedure as you did earlier. Remove the tape after a week, the wart is likely to disappear. Don’t worry if you see any deep holes in the area, it will soon heal itself.

Melt away HPV with self-hypnosis

Self-hypnosis is considered an exclusively effective technique for healing warts. Many individuals who use this technique swear its effectiveness in melting warts away without any other remedy.

You will need

  • A quiet calm place
  • A chair

In a quiet calm place where nobody could disturb you, sit comfortably on a chair. Relax your body and mind with few deep breathes. Now imagine a picture of a patch of snow over your wart, which creates a pleasant, refreshing tingling in the area, then melts the wart as it melts away. During the visualization process, keep repeating to yourself, “My wart is melting away”. Do this self-hypnosis technique once daily for five minutes or more.

Warts could be misunderstood with any other skin condition, therefore it is important to diagnose accurately before attempting to treat it with home remedies. Warts in genital area could be a serious risk factor for cervical cancer in women, so should be diagnose by professional consultation.

Tips to get rid of warts:

Well, the home remedies shared above are safe and helpful in getting rid of pesky skin growths but for fast departure of warts and to stop the re-occurrences certain lifestyle modifications are mandatory.

  • Avoid picking at wart as it can cause the wart to spread elsewhere.
  • Avoid scratching to avoid the transfer of virus to the other areas.
  • Consume foods rich in beta carotene or vitamin A such as sweet potato, carrots, dark leafy green vegetables, squash, cantaloupe and mango.
  • Consume foods rich in vitamin E such as almonds, sweet potato, spinach, avocado, squash, wheat germ and broccoli.
  • Consume foods rich in zinc such as spinach, kidney beans, grass-fed beef, chickpeas and pumpkin seeds.
  • Eat oats daily for several weeks to boost the immune system.
  • Give up foods made from white sugar and flour.
  • Quit or limit smoking and also refrain from alcohol to boost the immune system.
  • Also avoid foods high in arginine, an amino acid which can worsen warts.
  • Wash hands thoroughly with soap after treating a wart.
  • Keep the affected area dry to prevent the virus from growing.
  • Do not share your personal belongings like towels or clothes with others to avoid the spread of warts.


Ashley is a housewife, dedicated mother of two kids and a passionate blogger. She loves to cook, travel and write. She has been writing about beauty, fitness, list of to-do things and lifestyle for past several years. So enjoy the good work.
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