[toc]Warts are basically an infectious disease of the skin caused by viral infection. Human papillomavirus is mainly responsible for causing warts.There are hundreds of HPV’s and some may even cause genital warts and cancer. However, mostly Warts are harmless in nature and usually clear off by themselves. Warts are a very commonly found occurrence in humans and are usually spread from one person to another or through contact with contaminated surface area. Warts are most commonly observed on hands, feet, knees, face etc.
Warts are most commonly treated with the use of Salicylic acid, however warts are known to reoccur even after they have fallen off. This is because the treatment for warts only help in shrinking and removing the warts, not the virus responsible for causing it. Warts are often painless in nature, except for the parts caused by pressure which may be painful. Below mentioned are some useful herbal remedies for removing warts.
10 Best Herbal Remedies For Warts
Dandelion is one of the safest and easily available herbal remedy for treating Warts. Dandelion is rich in chemical substances, which help in dissolving the Warts and enables them to fall off without causing any bleeding or pain. The Dandelion herbal remedy is especially sought after, as it not only helps in removing warts, but also does not leave any scar or blemish behind after the Warts are removed.
The milky fluid obtained from the stem of the Dandelions is especially useful for getting rid of Warts. This milky fluid is to be applied on the Warts gently and them left to dry. Repeating this for a couple of times daily causes the Warts to fall off within 7 to 8 days.
Basil is yet another very powerful herbal remedy for treating Warts. Basil not only helps in fighting against the viral infection responsible for causing Warts but also aids in its subsequent removal from the body.
The crushed leaves of Basil when applied on top of the warts and rubbed daily for several times, helps in encouraging the removal of warts. The oil of Basil can also be used effectively to remove Warts.
Celandine has been used since centuries to effectively treat Warts. Celandine stem contains a orange-red fluid which when applied to the Warts is very effective in removing them within a very short time. Celandine is also very effective in controlling the spread of Warts to other parts of the body.
Celandine also stimulates the liver to remove toxins from the body and improve the immune system, thereby helping in preventing spread of Warts. Celandine is one of the most sought after Wart herbal remedy available. It can also be consumed in form of tincture, extract and capsules to provide relief from Warts. Celandine can be applied a couple of times daily to remove warts within a weeks time.
Milkweed is another very effective and beneficial herbal remedy for removing Warts and prevent their spreading. The latex secreted from Milkweed is very effective in removal of Warts.
Milkweed stimulates the warts to shrink in size and gradually fall off within 10 to 15 days. The sap obtained from the stem of Milkweed, should be applied on the Warts daily for better results.
Calendula has been used traditionally as an herbal remedy to cure Warts for a very long time. Calendula is very effective in destroying the viral infection responsible for causing and spreading Warts. Calendula contains chemical components which are very effective in completely eliminating those unsightly warts.
Calendula can be consumed internally in form of herbal tea, capsules, extract, tincture etc. It can also be applied topically to the warts in form of skin wash, salves, ointments, herbal compress etc., to get rid of Warts.
White willow has been used since ancient times to treat the problem of Warts. Salicylic acid is the main component of White willow which not only helps in removing pain but is also very effective in burning off warts. The inner bark of White willow is rich in medicinal properties and is used to remove Warts.
White willow bark can be applied externally on the warts to remove them. Herbal Tea made using white willow can be used as skin wash, paste, salve etc., to stimulate wart removal from the body.
Bloodroot has been used effectively as an herbal remedy to remove Warts. Sanguinarine, is one of the main components of Bloodroot which is very effective in destroying the warts and subsequently removing them.
Bloodroot contains chemicals which helps in dissolving warts, abnormal skin growths, tumors etc. However, Bloodroot must not be ingested internally as it is very toxic in nature. Bloodroot can be applied topically to the warts in form of paste, salves, juice etc.
MayApple is another very effective herbal remedy used for removing genital Warts. The root of MayApple is rich in medicinal properties and is used to obtain a resin which is beneficial for wart removal. This resin helps in destroying the papilloma viral infection, which is responsible for causing genital warts.
MayApple is an extremely poisonous herb and should never be consumed internally. It should be applied topically on the warts to remove them. However, guidance must be taken from a good herbalist before using this herbal remedy, as it is highly toxic even when applied topically to the skin.
Garlic is yet another very effective herbal remedy used for curing Warts. Garlic is very effective in treating and preventing fungal infections, which cause Warts. The oil of garlic or crushed garlic cloves can be applied to the warts, then covered with a bandage and left overnight.
Repeating this process for a week helps in shrinking the wart and subsequently separating from the skin. Garlic can also be consumed internally by addition to food, chewing it raw, taking garlic capsules etc.
Tea Tree is again one very useful herbal remedy for getting rid of Warts. Tea tree oil contains anti-fungal and anti-bacterial and anti-viral properties, which help in fighting against the micro-organism responsible for causing warts.
Tea tree oil is also very helpful in fighting against other skin related problems caused due to fungal infections. Tea tree oil can be applied topically to the warts and thereafter covered with a bandage. Repeating this process for about 20-25 days, helps in permanently getting rid of the warts.