October 23, 2010

WartsWarts are quite a familiar ailment to many modern people. Warts are caused by a virus called the Human Papilloma Viruse (HPV) and appear as little hard protrusions on the skin. HPV is among the most common viruses on earth and it is estimated that about 40% of today’s Americans are affected by it. Despite being considered tumors (non-cancerous) and causing lots of discomfort, warts can hardly bring to a serious health problem.

Warts can be understood as an indication of a weak immune system. That is why many specialists recommend a two-stage strategy of combating warts: using a variety of medicinal herbs and plants which can assist in destroying warts and taking necessary measures directed on supporting the immune system. Fortunately, many herbs contain natural antigens which can effectively strengthen our immune system and trigger it to better fight against HPV. In addition, to combat warts and support the immunity it is recommended to develop healthy eating habits, enrich the diet with while grains and fresh fruit and veggies, as well as avoid the foods rich in simple sugars.

Herbal Remedies For WartsHerbal remedies for warts include two most powerful immune system boosters, garlic and Echinacea. It is interesting that garlic can be applied both internally (you can add it to your daily meals) and externally as it is known also with its incredible antiviral properties. Other natural solutions which can effectively help you to strengthen your immunity system in a short-term period include such herbal remedies as Asian or Siberian ginseng, Astragalus root, alfalfa, kelp, parsley, or even our favorite green tea.

If you want to get rid of physical symptoms of warts, you can use lemon juice, banana peal, raw potatoes, Aloe Vera and other natural anti-bacterial agents. You can try using milk of Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale), as well as Bloodroot (Sanguinaria officinalis), Chikweed (Stellaria media),  Calendula (Calendula officinalis), Yellow cedar (Thuja occidentalis), Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) and many more. Other herbal remedies for warts removal include various antiviral essential oils (like Castor oil or Tea tree oil), placing pieces of birch bark to each wart, using black walnut tincture, treating warts with celandine juice and so on.

Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.

One Response to “Herbal Remedies For Warts”

  1. LauraNo Gravatar Says:

    I am studying natural medicine for more than 32 years, and cure my family, never use conventional medicine, just in some cases. Thank you very much for this useful info on a broad variety of topics related to alternative medicine.