How to Use Garlic to Remove a Mole

Close-up view of garlic cloves.
Garlic cloves. (Image: Design Pics/Ray Laskowitz/Design Pics/Getty Images)

Moles refer to the occurrence of the clustering of skin cells. This cluster forms a flesh-colored bump at first. In time, the cluster changes color to a deeper shade of black or brown, due to over pigmentation. Moles are not normally harmful, but oddly shaped, discolored or new moles after adulthood should be examined by a licensed physician. Several home remedies to remove moles including using garlic. Garlic's enzymes break down cell clusters, causing them to spread out normally, also lightening pigmentation.

Step 1

Apply a thin layer of petroleum jelly around the mole onto the unaffected skin. You may also use masking tape to form a protective cover around the mole. Garlic extract will burn the skin, so protecting the skin is important.

Step 2

Crush one clove of garlic into a paste with a garlic press, and apply to the mole. Garlic extract may be substituted by applying it to the mole with a cotton ball or swab. This may be purchased at many health food stores or in the organic foods section of your local supermarket.

Step 3

Cover the treated mole with a bandage, leaving it on for four hours. After four hours, remove the bandage. Repeat the treatment process up to three times per day.

Step 4

Remove any used masking tape at night before bed to allow the skin to breathe and to keep it from drying out.

Things You'll Need

  • Petroleum jelly or masking tape

  • 1 clove garlic or garlic extract

  • Cotton ball or cotton swab

  • Bandage

  • Garlic press

Tip

Use this treatment method for two to four days. If you notice no signs of mole improvement, you may need to consult a physician.

Warning

Never apply garlic extract directly to the skin. This may result in burns that require medical attention.

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