Bloodroot has been used by the natives for North America to treat many health issues including chronic cough, inflammation and infections etc. Bloodroot has been found to be effective in treating skin disorders like moles, warts, skin cancer and skin polyps. Moles are skin lesions that may cause embarrassment. Although it is not necessary to remove moles, many prefer to have them removed for cosmetic reasons. There are many ways to remove moles, but not all of them are safe. Bloodroot mole removal is considered to be a safe option, but it is always better to consult a doctor.
How to Remove Moles Using Bloodroot?
Bloodroot is applied in the form of paste on moles. Where to go for bloodroot paste? It can be made at home or bought from drug stores.
- The first step is to buy the bloodroot paste or make it yourself. It is available in drug stores combined with other ingredients like glycerin, water, zinc oxide and other herbal extracts. One of the best products on the market us Dermatend, you can order it online for 20 USD. It is always wise to read the ingredients listed on the label. Make sure that the paste does not contain any harmful chemicals and that it is FDA approved. Look for testimonials from the previous users. Go for the best quality paste.
- To be safe apply the paste behind your elbows or any other place in your arms to make sure that the paste does not cause any allergic symptoms. If there are no adverse reactions, you can proceed to use the paste.
- Use a toothpick or ear bud to apply the paste on the mole. There may be slight irritation. This may go off in a few minutes or hours.
- Cover the area with a bandage or cotton cloth or band-aid to avoid spreading of the paste to other regions.
- Remove the bandage and wash the area before applying the paste again. For best results the paste may be applied twice a day, but it is better to follow the instructions given on the label.
- Don’t stop using the paste as soon as swabs start to appear. Keep applying the paste for 2-3 more days.
- It may take 2-3 weeks for the mole to disappear completely. There may be slight redness. Avoid exposure to sunlight for a few days until the redness disappear.
Although there are many brands of bloodroot paste available in the market, it is better to use homemade paste if you can get the plant.
How to Make The Paste at Home?
It is the rhizome or underground stem of the bloodroot plant that is used for making a paste. The rhizome contains the essential chemicals to fight bacteria, inflammation and plaque.
- Cut the rhizome into fine pieces.
- Dry grind the pieces to a fine powder in an electric mixer. Make sure you cover your nose and mouth because the dust from grinding can cause respiratory problems.
- Take a bowl and wipe it dry.
- Transfer the powder from the mixer jar to the bowl. Add glycerin or zinc oxide or lanolin and make a thick paste.
- Use cotton or ear bud to apply the paste on the mole.
- Keep the area covered with a bandage or soft cloth.
- Keep the remaining paste in an airtight container for future use.
- Remove the bandage and clean the mole before applying the paste again.
Bloodroot may cause side effects like irritation and skin damage. It should be used with utmost care. It should not come in contact with healthy skin and sensitive parts like eyes and genitals etc. Before using this method to get rid of your skin blemishes we highly recommend you to visit your doctor and make sure that your mole is not cancerous.