Natural Home Remedies for Warts: Honey For Warts
Honey is one of the most popular natural home remedy for wart. There are many reasons why honey is so effective against warts. First of all, it contains antibacterial properties which fight off infection. Secondly, honey helps in healing wounds and burns due to its antiseptic qualities.
Thirdly, honey acts as a topical antibiotic because it kills bacteria growing on the skin surface. Finally, honey has been used for centuries to treat various ailments including skin diseases such as eczema, psoriasis, acne vulgaris and others.
There are several types of honey available in the market today. Some of them contain only one ingredient while some have more than one ingredients. Honey with just one ingredient is called pure or unrefined honey. Pure or unrefined honey contains no additives like sugar, corn syrup, colorants etc.
Honey with more than one ingredient is called refined or extra-refined honey. Refined honey contains added sweeteners, coloring agents and other substances. These substances may cause allergic reactions in some individuals. Also, there are different grades of honey. Grade A honey has less than 0.5% sugar content whereas grade B has between 1% and 3%.
The use of honey for wart treatment is not new but it was mainly used during times when medical treatments were scarce or unavailable. Even today there are certain cultures that use honey as a medical treatment.
How to Use Honey for Warts at Home?
Honey should be applied on warts using a cotton ball. Keep the cotton ball on the wart for at least an hour or more. Re-apply it as required. If using pure or unrefined honey, re-apply it twice or thrice a day.
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