Skin tags are basically painless, harmless skin outgrowths that look like tiny tumors. They may develop on various different parts of the body, and are fairly common. The exact cause of these skin tags is however, unknown, but these are more observed in pregnant women and diabetes patients.
They may look aesthetically unappealing, which is why there comes a range of treatment options to tackle these skin outgrowths.
Here we’ve listed down some of the best herbs that can tackle skin tags in amazing ways.
The paste of bloodroot extract can be used as an effective herbal treatment for skin tags. Bloodroot is found in Canada, and the juice of this plant is extremely poisonous when swallowed. The reddish juice of this herb is wonderfully effective in handling skin tags, and can dissolve skin tags without even harming the normal tissues.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil is probably one of the best herbal remedies when it comes to tackling not just skin tags, but also a wide range of skin conditions. The antimicrobial and antibacterial properties make it a clear winner, and just topical application of this oil on the skin tag can cause it to vanish in just 4 weeks or even less.
Castor oil is often recommended as a natural treatment for all those who suffer from dry skin and even gastrointestinal problems. It turns out, castor oil can also be taken to prevent and tackle skin tags and other skin problems. A little baking soda mixed with castor oil, when applied topically to the skin tag, preferably with some citrus oil, can be effective in tackling with skin tags.
Surprised? It has been found that a cotton ball, when soaked in lemon juice and applied over a skin tag, and massaged could act as a wonderful natural remedy that combats skin tags in just a few days.
Apple Cider Vinegar
Apple cider vinegar is among the best natural and herbal remedies when it comes to tackling skin tags. Soaking a small cotton ball in apple cider vinegar and applying it to the affected area can help shed away skin tags.
Onion juice has also demonstrated its efficiency in curbing a wide range of skin problems and even dropping off skin tags. The juice of half an onion, when left overnight in a vessel of salt, and applied to the skin tag could ensure complete removal of the skin tag in just a few days.
Pineapple extracts, specifically the juice, could actually be a wonderful natural remedy for dealing with skin tags and many other skin conditions. Pineapple contains an enzyme called bromelain, which is thought to play a role in clearing off the skin and reducing the appearance of skin tags.
Garlic belongs to the same family as onions, and it’s no surprise this herb too, has joined the list of herbal remedies when it comes to tackling skin tags. The juice of garlic, when applied onto a skin tag at least 2 times a day, can ensure that the skin tag is cleared off.
Aloe vera is probably the best-known herbal remedy used for tackling practically all forms of skin conditions. It turns out; aloe vera gel/juice could be effective in handling skin tags as well. Topical application of the juice of aloe vera can help remove skin tags in just a few days and also promote skin health in general.
Okay, not exactly banana, but banana peels are also found to be useful in removing skin tags. While the exact science behind the functioning of this is yet to be known, many users have found that cutting a small piece of banana peel and covering it over the skin tag could cause skin tags to fall off in just a few days.
Apart from this, many other natural treatments could also be effective in handling skin tags.
Here we’ve listed down some of them-
• Nail polish- when applied onto the skin tag
• Duct tape- sticking a duct tape to the skin tag until it dries off
• Vitamin E capsule- a vitamin E capsule when applied to the skin tag
• Fenugreek seeds- soaking some fenugreek seeds in a cup of water overnight, and then drinking it first thing in the morning.