Apple cider vinegar
Although this is one of the home remedies for warts that 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 health benefits of apple cider vinegar! Laura Stix, a naturopathic doctor and clinical hypnotherapist in Ontario, Canada agrees that it may be helpful. “I have heard of some success stories when using apple cider vinegar by soaking a cotton ball and taping it on to the area for a few hours,” she says. At the same time, she says to exercise caution. She explains that acidic treatments have the potential to destroy skin.
Milkweed is a perennial plant that can often be found growing along roadsides and pastures, as well as in gardens and parks. “The juice of milkweed is said to help resolve warts,” says Ranella Hirsch, MD, president of Skincare Doctors in Boston. “They contain natural poisons (which is why they cannot be ingested) but it is not understood if that is the mechanism that helps treat the warts.” Still, if you want to give it a go, file or use a pumice stone on your wart. This will 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 of the milk-like sap. Apply this to 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.