Warts were not something my family had ever had, I had no experience with them until I had my children. But thanks to my wonderful family doctor I learned an inexpensive, chemical-free way to get rid of them completely and permanently.
It doesn’t matter if you have a common wart or a plantar wart, for less than $1. you will have quick relief.
My children each encountered a problem with warts. My youngest was born with a wart on his thumb, I freaked to say the least. My doctor told me not to worry when he was a little older it could be removed. My son was a thumb sucker, guess which thumb he sucked? So I was afraid to do any thing about it until he started school.
While waiting to have the now-spreading warts on my son’s hand removed my oldest found a plantar wart on his foot. ( At this time I began to really wonder what I was doing wrong as a mother) I took him to the family doctor who then sent us to a specialist to have the wart cut out of his foot. He was unable to walk on his foot for a couple of days. Watching him hop around was quite entertaining yet sad.
Finally I took my youngest to the doctor. I absolutely love her. She knows I prefer to use natural remedies when ever possible and quickly disappeared down the hallway to ask her father, a fellow doctor, what their aunt used for warts.
She returned with two possible treatments for me, insisting she didn’t want to chemically treat or freeze his skin. The answer was household bleach or garlic. My son reacted to the bleach, it burned his skin. So I turned to the garlic.
Garlic to the rescue
It worked! I simply sliced a garlic clove into nearly 20 pieces to set on each of the warts on his hand. Then I secured them in place with tape and sent him off to bed. I forgot the next night, the following night he spent at a friends. Finally, remembering to apply the garlic I found that he had less than 5 left, which were considerably smaller. The last treatment cured him of the problem and he’s never had another wart.
Could it possibly work on plantar warts?
A few years ago I found a plantar wart on the heel of my left foot. I remembered my son having his cut out and how he wasn’t permitted to walk on his foot. I couldn’t do that. I’m disabled and would never be able to get around without full use of both my feet. I put off going to the doctor and my wart multiplied and spread to cover the entire heel of my foot.
With the warts becoming painful to walk on I knew I had to do something and remembered the garlic. I decided it wouldn’t hurt to try much to my surprise IT WORKED.
Instead of slicing the garlic, I crushed the cloves and spread it on to a gauze pad which I then secured with tape to the heel of my foot. I applied this two nights in a row, then stopped to see what would happen. At this time the only way to describe what my heel looked like is to saw it reminded me of wrinkled fingers from being in water and appeared almost raw, yet I had very little discomfort. No more than I had been having walking on these warts.
A week later I took a good look to see if it had worked at all and which areas I would try to apply the garlic to again. They were all gone, every last one of them. My heel no longer appeared wrinkly or raw and there were no scars or signs there had ever been anything wrong with it. The garlic worked all the way to the “root” deep underneath the surface of the skin. It has been three years and I’ve had no further problems.
What do you have to lose?
You can pay your doctor to have your warts frozen, chemically burned, or even cut out. You can pay for over-the-counter remedies which I have heard rarely work, or you can stop in your produce section at your favorite grocery store and pick up one head of garlic. Total cost, less than a dollar and no side effects.
Do you have a story of garlic’s healing powers? I’d love to hear how you use garlic.
I had no idea how many people would read this or how many places on a body a wart could show up. Some people have commented that crushing a clove of garlic has left burns and blisters on their skin. Most of the people who have experienced this have placed the garlic on their face, near the eyes or other sensitive areas. If you aren’t sure how your skin may react try rubbing the garlic on your skin, then leave it exposed while you sleep and see if this will work for you first.