Warts are skin problems that can affect any part of the body. However, there are many ways we can treat warts using herbs – some common, some not so common.
Below are 11 Lesser Known Natural Herbs Used in Treating Warts.
#1: Tea Tree Essential oil
“Tea tree essential oil” is a very potent herb that can be explored to deal with various infections– bacterial, fungal or viral infections. It can be used to treat warts by mixing 3ml of the tea tree oil with 2ml of olive or coconut oil before gently rubbing over warts.
Do not remove the oil mixture but re-apply after every two hours. Doing this regularly sees to it that the warts are removed within 30 days. However, the tea tree should not be used in its pure form since it is an essential oil which can also cause skin burn when used without diluting.
#2: Marigold Flower
Marigold herb is popular because of its bright looking flowers which are used for decorations. It has been used to ward off skin infections including warts. To efficiently explore its usefulness, remove the stems of 5-8 marigold flowers, grind the petals and then add a little water so as to get a thick paste after the leaves have been crushed.
After that, the adhesive is applied on warts, and medicinal paste is used to keep the glue in position.
Remove the tape after 30 minutes and wash the area using clean water. Repeating this treatment twice a day for four weeks could only be one of the fastest and surest ways in getting rid of the cankerworm called “warts”.
Fig is a traditional herb with various medical uses which most people are ignorant of.
Fig has naturally occurring antiviral enzymes that are superb for treating any viral infections such as warts. All you need to do is to grind a handful of figs with an electric mixer, or use a rolling pin.
Add tiny quantity of water to the ground figs to make a paste, and then you spread on warts. Once this is done, leave it for like 15 minutes and remove the dough using clean water and repeat the treatment twice a day for a duration of 45 days. Your guess is as good as mine after that.
#4: Indian Squill
This herb is commonly found in the Northern part of India, and its spread is restricted to the foothills of the Himalayas. It is sold in the market in the powdery form and before it can be applied to warts, it has to be in the pastry form by mixing the powder with little quantity of cold water.
Turmeric is like garlic. It is a herb known for its antiseptic properties that help to heal the skin faster. It is an excellent antidote of warts removal.
Garlic is a herb, commonly used as a cooking ingredient. It is known for its antibacterial and antifungal functions which do not only help to treat infections but can also be used to boost the immune system. To handle warts with garlic, take a medium sized garlic and remove the peel.
Crush the pod and add a little water to the ground garlic to form a paste and then apply on warts.
#7: Thuja oil
Thuja leaf and root oil are derived from the western red cedar. It is an Ayurvedic (a traditional Hindu alternative medicine) antiviral remedy used for genital warts.
According to the San Francisco Botanical Medicine Clinic, chemicals within Thuja oil stimulate certain cells of the immune system that are efficient at scavenging and killing viruses or virally infected cells.
It is very potent and can easily irritate the sensitive skin around the genitalia, so you have to do appropriate dilution before using it.
It is an herbal medicine which has strong immune stimulating and antiviral properties. It is usually taken orally in the capsule form. It has anti-oxidant and anti-inflammatory properties and can be used to treat warts.
#9: Goldenseal root
It has this antiviral property which makes it very useful for fighting HPV infections like warts. It can be used orally or applied to genital warts directly. Goldenseal is used together with other herbal medicines as it seems to enhance their abilities.
#10: Aloe Vera
Aloe Vera contains marlic acid which, when applied to warts, helps to remove blemishes. Once you have used aloe vera on the affected part, you can as well cover it with a bandage and repeat this process until warts fall off.
#11: Bloodroot (Sanguinaria Officinalis)
It is a traditional herb that makes protein dissolve, and this makes them useful for warts removal.