This is not another freaky story of how some magic potion can change your looks. But, in the case of one woman, unsightly warts did fade away. Warts are not a pleasing sight no matter where they are located, but the nose? Ouch.
What, Exactly, are Warts?
Warts come from the virus human papillomavirus or HPV. Most commonly found on feet and hands, it is possible to get a wart on your face, or in this particular instance, the nose. Warts may go away by themselves over time, but there are those instances where they just want to hang on. There is really nothing that can be done to avoid warts outside of staying away from rough surfaces, towels or shoes.
The woman did not much care how the cauliflower on her nose appeared as much as she just wanted it gone. A friend suggested that she try a remedy that her grandmother had used, with amazing results. The two women stopped at the local market and headed to the produce aisle. The bin marked ‘fresh garlic’ did not need an introduction. The scent was powerful. The friend picked up a big bulb of garlic and headed to the check out counter.
Once at the friend’s home, the woman with the cauliflower nose began pacing nervously. Garlic? Seriously, garlic? Her friend directed her to a chair and asked her to wait while she tore into the garlic bulb. After the cloves were uncovered, she took one clove, placed in a mortar bowl and proceeded to grind with a wooden grinder.
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Miss Cauliflower Nose got to her feet and watched as the clove turned into a small pile of pulpy paste. The next thing she knew, her friend had dubbed the wart with the paste, and secured with a ball of cotton and a small bandage. Grinding up a few more cloves, she handed the jar filled with paste to the woman.
Instructed to remove the bandage twice daily, salve up, and cover with clean dressing, the woman was sent on her way.
Just the fact that her ugly bump was now under cover made the woman more confident in her appearance. She told everyone that it was just a little cosmetic surgery and that she would be as good as new in about 2 weeks. While the length of time was just a hopeful guess on her part, the wart started to fade in 5 days. She was very dutiful in her treatments and just beyond the two-week mark, the wart had disappeared altogether.
The woman still checks for signs of the wart’s return, even after 3 months. It is possible for the virus to reappear, but with a good diet that strengthens the immune system, warts can become a bad dream that fades with time.
It is believed that the Fibrinolytic activity that takes place in garlic is responsible for causing the release of the cells that have a grip on warts. Garlic is also a natural antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial compound that is also good for helping your system to fight off virus and infection. So think garlic when you notice an unusual-looking bump on your hands, feet, or face and treat it early.