Papillomas and warts are the most common skin problems that can appear anywhere on the body, but they are most commonly found on the face, hands, feet, or knees. Warts are round-shaped raised bumps on the skin caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV). Usually, papillomas and warts aren’t dangerous but they can be ugly and contagious. 


Papillomas and warts can be a source of embarrassment, so if you want to get rid of them sooner, try some of the following home remedies:

1. Tea tree oil

Tea tree oil has powerful antiseptic and antiviral properties, making it a great natural ingredient to fight the human papillomavirus (HPV). The oil is easily absorbed by the skin, so it will immediately fight the virus causing this problem.

What you need:

  • Several drops of tea tree oil
  • 1 tablespoon of water
  • Bandage
  • Add the essential oil to water and spread it on the wart.
  • Cover the wart with a cotton ball.
  • Use a bandage to keep it in place.
  • Repeat this twice a day.

2. Bee glue/Propolis

This resin created by bees is used as a sealant in the construction of hives. Bee glue protects beehives against infections and has antibiotic, antifungal, and antiviral properties. It also has been found to stimulate the thymus gland to boost the immune system.

What you need:

  • 2 drops of 50 percent propolis tincture
  • Cotton ball
  • Bandage
  • Apply propolis to the affected area.
  • Cover the wart with a cotton ball.
  • Use a bandage to keep it in place.
  • Repeat this twice a day.

3. Pure castor oil

Pure cold-pressed castor oil can be used to cure various skin disorders, including human papillomavirus. The main component of castor oil is ricinoleic acid, which is known to have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, and antiviral properties. 

What you need:

  • Pure castor oil
  • Spread the castor oil on the wart.
  • Let it air-dry.
  • Repeat this 2-3 times every day.
  • After a few days, the wart will become dark and gradually fall off.

4. Apple cider vinegar

Although apple cider vinegar is one of the home remedies for warts that does not kill the human papillomavirus that causes warts to form, the acidic nature of the vinegar attacks flesh to get rid of the wart.

What you need:

  • Several drops of apple cider vinegar
  • Cotton pad
  • Bandage
  • Soak the cotton pad in the vinegar and place it on the wart.
  • Put a bandage on to hold the cotton pad in place.
  • Remove the cotton pad the next morning.
  • Repeat this every night to see results in a week.

5. Garlic


Garlic is a well-known remedy due to its antimicrobial properties that can protect you against various viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites. All these properties make garlic very useful when it comes to fighting warts.

What you need:

  • Several cloves of garlic
  • Crush a few cloves of garlic and put this pulp on the wart.
  • Repeat this once a day until the wart disappears.
  • Garlic pills can also be consumed to treat warts.

6. Vitamin C paste

Vitamin C is highly acidic in nature and hence can help wear the wart away and also fight the virus itself.

What you need:

  • 2 to 3 vitamin C tablets
  • Crush two to three vitamin C tablets in a bowl.
  • Add a little water (or lemon juice) and mix it to form a fine paste.
  • Rub the paste on your warts and cover the area with a bandage. -Initially, it will cause some burning sensation, but it will quickly go away.

7. Baking soda

Due to the antiseptic and strong anti-inflammatory properties present in baking soda, it can help combat viruses that cause warts. Baking soda also regulates any imbalance of the pH of your skin, as well as work as an exfoliant to remove oil, dirt, and dead skin cells.

What you need:

  • 3-4 tablespoons of baking soda
  • A bowl of water
  • Add the baking soda to the water.
  • Put the affected hand or foot into the bowl for about half an hour.
  • Do not use a towel – let your hand or foot air-dry.

8. Aspirin

Aspirin is the ingestible form of salicylic acid (acetylsalicylic acid), a leader in treating various skin problems. It’s much cheaper than most commercial lotions.

What you need:

  • 3-4 aspirin tablets
  • A few drops of water
  • A bandage
  • Crush up the aspirin pills and add some water.
  • Put the mixture on the wart.
  • Apply a bandage to fix it in place and leave it on overnight.

9. Milkweed

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 because it contains natural enzymes and poisons (which is why they cannot be ingested) that are thought to dissolve the wart.

What you need:

  • Pumice stone
  • Milkweed
  • To make the treatment more effective, slough off the top layer of skin.
  • 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. 

10. Duct tape

It may sound weird, but it works! Even doctors consider this method efficient. The duct tape is the best solution to limit the oxygen supply to the affected area that helps the wart dry up.

What you need:

  • Duct tape
  • Pumice stone
  • Stick the duct tape on the affected area.
  • Leave it on until the wart falls off.
  • Use pumice to remove the last remnants of the wart.