Skin tags are common skin growths on the body that develop on skin that creases such as eyelids and underarms. They are especially found in pregnant women, HPV patients and diabetics.Although skin tags pose no serious health risks, they need to be treated because of the irritation and unpleasantness it causes. Hence, the best way to treat skin tags is with herbal remedies right at home and completely naturally. Here are some of the best herbal remedies for skin tags.
Herbal Remedies For Skin Tags
Tea Tree Oil
Multiple health benefits of tea tree oil are known to all of us. Its benefits on the skin are well known. Tea tree oil is also an effective remedy for skin tags. It contains alpha-terpinene-4 -ol as an active agent that has amazing antimicrobial, antiseptic and astringent properties. It is because of these properties that skin tags dry up. Wash the skin tags thoroughly with soap and water. Let the skin dry completely.
Once the skin tags are dry, rub some tea tree oil on these skin tags with the help of cotton swabs. Rub the tea tree oil on the skin tags in circular motion. Don not rush things up. Repeat the process at least thrice daily for at least 3 weeks or more if the skin tag takes longer to fall off. Tea tree oil in liquid and extract form is easily available in health food stores.
This particular herb is native to the US and Canada and is an age-old remedy for skin tags. It is used externally. Bloodroot produces a red-colored juice when squeezed and it is this juice that cures skin tags. This red juice dissolves the skin tags but does not harm normal tissues. Apply some red bloodroot juice on the skin tags and cover the affected area with a bandage.
Keep an eye on the condition of the skin tag. Remove the bandage only when the tag falls off. Bloodroot is easily available in health food stores in the form of paste, extract and powder. One should be extremely cautious while using bloodroot since this herb is poisonous. Wash your hands thoroughly after applying bloodroot paste on skin tags.
Garlic too helps in removing skin tags effectively. This is because of its impressive antiviral, antibacterial, antibiotic properties. Crush a garlic clove and apply it directly to the skin tags. Beware because garlic produces burning sensation and sometimes causes irritation.
You can mix some vitamin E oil to the crushed garlic clove to get rid of the burning and irritation that it otherwise causes. You can apply garlic paste to skin tags early morning and remove it before bedtime. Repeat this process for at least 3 days or longer if skin tag does not fall off till then.
Extracted naturally from Melaleuca Alternifolia, Ricinus Communis and Thuja Occidentalis plants. Dermisil herb is extremely helpful in removing skin tags since its parent plants are well known remedies for various skin disorders. Active agent in dermisil that treats the skin tags is alpha-terpinene-4-ol which has strong astringent and antimicrobial properties.
Apply some dermisil herb to skin tags. This would dry up the skin tags and make it fall off. Before applying dermisil herb, make sure that you have washed the skin tags properly with water and soap. Repeat the process at least 4 times daily for best results. Regular application of dermisil up to 3 weeks would make the skin tag fall off. Burning sensation on application of the herb is normal.
Castor oil is popularly known as a digestive aid and hair aid but it has benign effects on your skin as well. Extracted from ricinus communis, castor oil effectively treats skin tags by drying it up and making it fall off. Castor oil fights skin infections and reduces inflammation.
Castor oil is usually mixed with baking soda for treating skin tags. Stir the two ingredients so that it becomes an even paste and apply the paste to the skin tags thrice daily. After few weeks of regular application the skin tags will fall naturally.