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New Study Finds Garlic Heals 100% of Warts in 2 Weeks

Christina Sarich
July 25th, 2014
Updated 07/25/2014 at 2:03 am
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Garlic is definitely one of nature’s biggest stars. Not only does it taste good in a variety of dishes, but it also offers numerous health benefits. Adding to the body of research outlining those benefits is a new study published in the International Journal of Dermatology, one that indicates garlic holds the power to eliminate warts and help heal corns.

According to the study, participants who received a fat-soluble garlic extract applied directly to their wart(s) twice daily saw 100% recovery. In other words, the garlic extract eliminated the warts entirely.

Further, the fat-based extract proved 80% effective in the treatment of corns. What’s more, these results were achieved after only one to two weeks of treatment.

As a comparison, the researchers also tested a water-based garlic extract and found that it had beneficial effects—eliminating small warts after 30-40 days of application—but nowhere near the effects of the fat-based extract.

So, how did the garlic extract achieve these results?

Garlic is a powerful plant with antiviral and anti-tumor properties. The researchers point out that warts are caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV), and that the antiviral properties worked on this mechanism. Also, because warts are similar in composition to benign tumors, the anti-tumor properties likely played a role.

The researchers also noted , according to GreenMedInfo, that garlic may have affected the body’s immune response: “…enhancement of immunological responses elicited by garlic may be responsible.”

In corn removal, they identified the garlic’s ability to separate the affected tissues:

“Application of garlic extract on a corn caused the removal of the corn from its place. It seems that because of the fibrinolytic effect of garlic, the surrounding fibrin tissue of the corn capsule was lyzed and the capsule was separated from the main tissue.”

Each night before bed, crush up a clove of garlic, rub it on the wart, and apply a bandage. Additionally, cover the wart with juice from garlic twice a day.

Currently, the most common way to treat warts is through ove-the-counter solutions. But with garlic eliminating 100% of warts in only one to two weeks’ time, it’s obvious we need to rethink the conventional approach.

Check out some other home remedies for warts, here.

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  • Skip

    Just cover the wart with fresh crushed garlic, being careful not to cover the surrounding area as it will burn your skin. Put a band-aid over it & leave it on for 24 hours, rinse with water & forget about it. The wart will fall off within a few days. You’ll smell a little garlicy for 24 hours, but if anyone says anything just wave your arms around say “what’s-a-matta-you”, they’ll understand.

  • tsyganka

    This article is useful and informative, and so are the comments. The article is also appropriately titled, but Natural Society’s “teaser”email subject is not, to wit – “This food healed 100% of warts…” WHICH food? My time is valuable and LIMITED. Is the food fish, to which I am allergic? Is it an exotic food not available in my area? Etc. Please say up front what it is so that I can decide quickly whether to read the email. The teaser subject line is insulting; it implies that we’re children who must be coaxed into doing something. You’re better than that, and your information is generally excellent – so kindly STOP using time-wasting teasers.

    I apologize to other posters for ranting here, but I’ve found no immediate way to contact Natural Society’s HQ, as it were.

  • Daisy

    Everything can be cured by something except Seborrheic Keratosis, ugly scaly brown bumps that pop up everywhere. Doctors spray liquid nitrogen on them, a painful, messy, expensive process that works. Many people would pay good money for a natural or at least less horrible cure. Any ideas?

  • David Anderson

    Take a Zinc supplement with food daily until the wart disappears. Takes 3-4 days.

  • cpmt

    try vicks vapor rub, or golden color listerine, or silver (electric ?) tape just cut a small piece and cover well the. warts are a virus, you are cutting their air, in a couple weeks it will be dead. change every day but be sure is tied to the skin so it can’t breath

  • Andrea Winship

    I went ahead and bought some of Dr. Christopher’s garlic oil and have been using them on two warts on my hand. It is definitely helping; they are getting smaller but it will take six-seven weeks to finish the job and not the two.

    • David Anderson

      Read comment above.