My mom had a 1 inch diameter mushroom like mole that would fester. she had it for over 30 years..at the side of her breast. when she was in her 70s she heard about garlic and started taking it to lower her high blood pressure, she would take 2-3 cloves every night ( chopped finely and tucked into her mouth like a pill, & swallowed it down with a glass of sweet drink.. ) after 6 months she realized that the mole started to dry up -no more festering- and after a year it started shrinking and simply flaked off bit by bit..after 2 years it completely dissapeared, todate it is only a dot left. completely cured what could have been cancerous ? she continues to take 3 cloves of garlic daily, to keep her blood pressure down, she is 84 years old, lives alone in a flat in Malaysia. she is very lucid and keeps abreast of CNN's daily news cast. due to garlic ? all reasons point in that direction.
garlic - 1 clove a day for 2 weeks - have just switched to garlic tablets - one equate odorless per day. Hope these work as well as the real thing. My husband has been taking one clove of garlic a day for 2 weeks for bloodpressure. One side effect that we did not expect was his skin improvement. He had around 10 flat dark color moles on his back and one wart on his lower chest that he has had for many years. Two days ago I was scratching his back and noticed that the moles were flaking off. I began to brush them off and there appears to be healthy skin was underneath. His skin also appears pinker and healthier. He noticed that the mole on his lower chest is also gone. I have never heard of this side effect of garlic and I am amazed at the change in his skin. I just hope it is improving the inside as much as it has the outside.
Garlic made my skin mole smaller but red marks came up under it.
Thanks for the great suggestion. And after a more research from the Heathboard.com forum, I decided to take the plunge. It worked in 8 days. Scabbed in 4 and dropped off in 4. I am so grateful to this website. I am also a believer of home remedies and believe that science still has a lot of catching up to millions of years of experience.
I had a small mole on my arm that the doctor wanted to cut off, it was turning a strange shape and was red in parts. I was booked for getting it cut off, but in the meantime had found that taping a slice of garlic to it can help. I taped it on and refreshed it a few times a day, within a few days the actual mole had lifted out and there was a hole there where the problem part of the mole was!) i showed the doctor and he was surprised but there was no need to remove it.
Randburg, South Africa
Garlic stuck on with tape cured moles that i hated. Thanku all for helping us, but for the people who it didn't work for -- U DID IT WRONG!
I tried the Garlic and Apple Cider Vinegar remedy. It did not work!! it left a big big scar down the side of my face and the mole did not disappear. i suggest you use petroleum jelly around the skin (vaseline) if you wanted to do this remedy
Miami, Fl, Usa
I am in the process of removing a mole on my arm. I know it is working because it stings. It actually blistered up and broke. Now the skin in drying up. I am sure it will remove this lifetime ugly mole. Yeh!
hey i tried the garlic remedy i put it on the mole and it started stinging. i slept with it an i realized it was smaller.
I have been using the garlic cure for about 3 days and though it seems to have shrunk, there is also a small yellow lump appearing just beneath it were garlic has also been touching the skin. I don't know if this ok or should i stop.
New York, U.s.a.
Moles. I had several moles that I wanted gone. I taped a small piece of garlic over the mole, scraping the flat side of the garlic that touches the mole so the juice can get onto it. I slept with this garlic remedy and kept it on during the day. Within two to three days, the mole, in each case, disappeared completely, leaving only a small indentation where the mole once was. The skin is now pink and healthy. (If something looks really suspicious, however, do go see a doctor. You might try this first and see if it works
Not being confident about wearing a swimsuit because of a number of moles on my back I am so happy that I stumbled across this quick and effective remedy to curing moles. It works. I was a bit sceptical but after treating a mole on my back and finding out for myself that it does work I will be tackling the others too. Next summer I will be able to wear a swimsuit with confidence.
A mole on my left cheek. It stings so I knew it was going to work, after the garlic dried a bit I cut it up and crushed it, I thought to add some vinegar to it which worked perfectly because it is an acid it works with the iodine to beat the mole! Make sure to crush it and put a bit of vinegar in, get a bit of kitchen role and scrunch it up, soak up the vinegar and make sure you get some garlic, the garlic sticks to the mole and works even better. USE IT IT WORKS.
i kept crushed garlic on the mole and covered it with a bandage and left it over night but it got worse, my skin was burnt by the garlic.
I just happened to notice this post and feel obliged to comment because of the use of Vitamin A.
Posted by Glenn (Rohnert Park,CA) on 03/31/2007
A nevus is little black pigmented spot on the skin, sometimes called a beauty spot. Mine was flat, about 6-7 mm in diameter and near my neck and slightly elevated. It's been there for probably 20 years.
I dipped a q-tip in 35% food grade hydrogen peroxide and applied it to the nevus only for a few seconds and then mopped the excess with the dry end of the q-tip. It burned a little, especially on later applications. I applied liquid vitamin A a few minutes afterwards to decrease the burning and promote healing. I did 3-4 applications over a period of a week. It fell off completely after a week and has not returned. My wife was very impressed. I'm not recommended this approach, but simply reporting my personal experiment. I've been experimenting with Bill Munro's inhaling approach for a little over a week. It appears to be working well. My energy has just about doubled and I'm breathing much better at night.
Since about 1990, my parents came up with the use of vitamin A to clear up all kinds of flat skin blemishes, from "age spots" to keratoses to moles and perhaps-skin-cancers, and it has worked pretty well. My dad said he heard or read that Vitamin A kills cancer, if you can "get the protein coating that is protecting it off", so he smashed up some fresh garlic and applied it to the spot, having first created a mask to shield the surrounding healthy skin by cutting up some fabric band-aid material (I say fabric band-aids because other band-aids can damage the skin of the face. You may need to experiment.) so as to leave a hole the size of the spot to be treated, and applying the material around the spot.
Then the procedure is:
Put a small heap of well-smashed garlic puree on top of the exposed area and then cover it all with a big enough piece of fabric-band-aid material to hold the garlic mound in place (you may have to practice a time or two to get all this right, at first, and you may have to get creative with how you cut the pieces of sticky stuff and apply it to make the mask).
You are going to leave this on for "overnight" or up to 24 hours -- although the garlic probably loses its effect after 8-10 hours, and that is the best time to take it off. It is good if you have hot enough garlic that you feel a burn, but often there is no sensation at all, and if you do feel a burn it is short-lived and no big deal. In fact, you should press on the mound of garlic when the burning stops and try to sustain the burn-time.
Now, the most important part, after removing the garlic: Have a capsule of vitamin A and a fresh band-aid ready before you remove the garlic and all the band-aid stuff from the skin. (You want vitamin A from fish oil.) Pierce the capsule and as soon as you remove the garlic etc, immediately drip vitamin A on the spot that you treated with the garlic, and then also put some vitamin A on the bandage part of your fresh band-aid and place that over the spot to cover it.
Leave it on for at least a day. After you remove it, you may get a blister. This is good. When the blister dries up and falls off, you will have cleared up the problem. --Sometimes it takes repeating the process a couple of times to completely clear it.
(PS -- I have no idea if this will work for skin tags, BTW. I would try iodine first.) This should go under moles or skin cancers. If I get time, I will add it.
EC: Thank you, Tassi! No need to re-post. We have put your feedback on the moles page (rather than the skin tags page).