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The 12 Best Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Warts Quickly

The 12 Best Natural Ways To Get Rid Of Warts Quickly

Warts are stubborn growths that can appear anywhere on the skin. Some people find their warts to be embarrassing and unpleasant, but there are lots of natural ways to get rid of warts.

If you have a wart, it means that the human papillomavirus (HPV) has infected a small cut on your body. HPV is a broad term that covers lots of different types of warts. Here are the most common types of warts;

Common warts – These are most commonly found on the hands, and they often feel rough and dome shaped.

Plantar warts – These grow on your feet and are hard with dark specks. They can be painful when you walk as your body is putting pressure on the wart.

Filiform warts – These warts often grow on the face, and they are skin colored with thread-like growths coming out of them.

Flat warts – These warts grow on the face, legs and arms, and they are small and flat. They can be pink, brown or light yellow.

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If you want to get rid of warts, here are 12 natural remedies that you can use:

1. Garlic

Garlic has a caustic effect that causes the wart to blister and fall off in a matter of weeks. Apply freshly crushed garlic directly to wart and cover with a bandage. Protect the surrounding skin from the garlic by covering the area around the wart with Vaseline.

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    2. Baking Soda

    Baking soda is anti-inflammatory and antiseptic, so it can help to combat the virus inside the wart. Mix baking powder with castor oil until they form a paste. Apply the paste to the wart at night time, then cover up. Repeat this process until the wart has died.

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      3. Dandelion

      Dandelion sap is mildly irritating, so it stimulates your immune system, which helps your body to get rid of the wart. Simply break a dandelion stem in half and squeeze the liquid onto the wart every day until your wart dies.

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        4. Papaya

        Papaya contains an enzyme that digests dead tissue, so it can get rid of warts over time. Make cuts on a papaya and collect the sap that runs out in a cup. Let the sap coagulate and then mix it with a little water. Apply the mixture to your wart twice a day.

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          5. Vitamin C

          Vitamin C is very acidic which means it can remove the wart by slowly dissolving it. Mix a crushed vitamin C tablet with water to make a paste, then apply the paste to the wart and cover with a bandage.

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            6. Vitamin E

            Vitamin E can also be used to get rid of warts. Simply piece a vitamin E capsule and rub the contents into the wart once a day. Simple!

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              7. Banana peel

              A chemical in banana peel helps to dissolve warts, so it is a great way to get rid of warts quickly. Tape a piece of banana peel to the wart, with the inner side facing onto the wart.

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                8. Tea tree oil

                Tea tree oil is a natural cure for lots of things as it is antibacterial, and it has powerful germ-fighting capabilities. Apply tea tree oil directly to the wart, then cover up with a bandage. Protect the surrounding skin with a small amount of Vaseline.

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                  9. Basil

                  Basil leaves contain virus killing compounds, so it can be used to get rid of warts. Crush up a fresh basil leaf and tape it over your wart with medical tape. Replace each day with fresh basil for a week.

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                    10. Goldenseal

                    Goldenseal is a powerful herb that contains compounds that help to fight off viruses and bacteria. Simply apply a tincture of goldenseal twice a day.

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                      11. Birch bark

                      Birch bark contains salicylates, which is a commonly found in over-the-counter wart treatments. Simply dampen the birch bark with water and tape it to your wart, with the inner side facing the wart.

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                        12. Aloe vera

                        Aloe vera contains malic acid, a powerful acid that can help to burn away the affected tissue. Break a leaf in half and rub the gel into the wart once a day.

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                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                          How to Get out of a Rut: 12 Useful Ways to Get Unstuck

                          Have you gotten into a rut before? Or are you in a rut right now?

                          You know you’re in a rut when you run out of ideas and inspiration. I personally see a rut as a productivity vacuum. It might very well be a reason why you aren’t getting results. Even as you spend more time on your work, you can’t seem to get anything constructive done. While I’m normally productive, I get into occasional ruts (especially when I’ve been working back-to-back without rest). During those times, I can spend an entire day in front of the computer and get nothing done. It can be quite frustrating.

                          Over time, I have tried and found several methods that are helpful to pull me out of a rut. If you experience ruts too, whether as a working professional, a writer, a blogger, a student or other work, you will find these useful. Here are 12 of my personal tips to get out of ruts:

                          1. Work on the small tasks.

                          When you are in a rut, tackle it by starting small. Clear away your smaller tasks which have been piling up. Reply to your emails, organize your documents, declutter your work space, and reply to private messages.

                          Whenever I finish doing that, I generate a positive momentum which I bring forward to my work.

                          2. Take a break from your work desk.

                          Get yourself away from your desk and go take a walk. Go to the washroom, walk around the office, go out and get a snack.

                          Your mind is too bogged down and needs some airing. Sometimes I get new ideas right after I walk away from my computer.

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                          3. Upgrade yourself

                          Take the down time to upgrade yourself. Go to a seminar. Read up on new materials (#7). Pick up a new language. Or any of the 42 ways here to improve yourself.

                          The modern computer uses different typefaces because Steve Jobs dropped in on a calligraphy class back in college. How’s that for inspiration?

                          4. Talk to a friend.

                          Talk to someone and get your mind off work for a while.

                          Talk about anything, from casual chatting to a deep conversation about something you really care about. You will be surprised at how the short encounter can be rejuvenating in its own way.

                          5. Forget about trying to be perfect.

                          If you are in a rut, the last thing you want to do is step on your own toes with perfectionist tendencies.

                          Just start small. Do what you can, at your own pace. Let yourself make mistakes.

                          Soon, a little trickle of inspiration will come. And then it’ll build up with more trickles. Before you know it, you have a whole stream of ideas.

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                          6. Paint a vision to work towards.

                          If you are continuously getting in a rut with your work, maybe there’s no vision inspiring you to move forward.

                          Think about why you are doing this, and what you are doing it for. What is the end vision in mind?

                          Make it as vivid as possible. Make sure it’s a vision that inspires you and use that to trigger you to action.

                          7. Read a book (or blog).

                          The things we read are like food to our brain. If you are out of ideas, it’s time to feed your brain with great materials.

                          Here’s a list of 40 books you can start off with. Stock your browser with only the feeds of high quality blogs, such as Lifehack.org, DumbLittleMan, Seth Godin’s Blog, Tim Ferris’ Blog, Zen Habits or The Personal Excellence Blog.

                          Check out the best selling books; those are generally packed with great wisdom.

                          8. Have a quick nap.

                          If you are at home, take a quick nap for about 20-30 minutes. This clears up your mind and gives you a quick boost. Nothing quite like starting off on a fresh start after catching up on sleep.

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                          9. Remember why you are doing this.

                          Sometimes we lose sight of why we do what we do, and after a while we become jaded. A quick refresher on why you even started on this project will help.

                          What were you thinking when you thought of doing this? Retrace your thoughts back to that moment. Recall why you are doing this. Then reconnect with your muse.

                          10. Find some competition.

                          Nothing quite like healthy competition to spur us forward. If you are out of ideas, then check up on what people are doing in your space.

                          Colleagues at work, competitors in the industry, competitors’ products and websites, networking conventions.. you get the drill.

                          11. Go exercise.

                          Since you are not making headway at work, might as well spend the time shaping yourself up.

                          Sometimes we work so much that we neglect our health and fitness. Go jog, swim, cycle, whichever exercise you prefer.

                          As you improve your physical health, your mental health will improve, too. The different facets of ourselves are all interlinked.

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                          Here’re 15 Tips to Restart the Exercise Habit (and How to Keep It).

                          12. Take a good break.

                          Ruts are usually signs that you have been working too long and too hard. It’s time to get a break.

                          Beyond the quick tips above, arrange for a 1-day or 2-days of break from your work. Don’t check your (work) emails or do anything work-related. Relax and do your favorite activities. You will return to your work recharged and ready to start.

                          Contrary to popular belief, the world will not end from taking a break from your work. In fact, you will be much more ready to make an impact after proper rest. My best ideas and inspiration always hit me whenever I’m away from my work.

                          Take a look at this to learn the importance of rest: The Importance of Scheduling Downtime

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