Warts are skin problem that can affect any part of the body but commonly occurs on the skin of the knees, fingers and elbows. In some people warts are generally found on the face and the neck as well. Even the soles of the feet are not exempted from the problem but the warts on the soles are very painful and are termed plantar warts.
Warts Treatment Using Herbs
Tea Tree Essential Oil
Tea tree essential oil is perhaps the one anti-dote for all forms of infections whether bacterial, fungal or viral. The essential oil is a preferred ingredient in many skin care products because it helps protect the skin from any form of infection. The essential oil of tea tree is also an excellent remedy for treating warts at home.
However, do not use tea tree in its pure form since it is an essential oil and can cause skin burn if used undiluted. Mix tea tree with carrier oil like olive or coconut oil before applying it on the skin.
In 3ml of tea tree oil mix 2 ml of olive oil and gently rub the oil mixture over the warts. Do not remove the oil mixture but re-apply it after every two hours. Within a month you will find the warts completely gone leaving your skin smooth and clear.
Marigold herb is mainly popular because of its bright flowers that are extensively used in decoration. However, the flower of marigold has excellent medicinal properties and is being used since ancient times to ward of various forms of skin infections including warts.
Remove the stems of 5-8 marigold flowers and crush the petals using mortar and pestle. Add very little water so that you get a thick paste after the petals have been crushed. Apply the paste on the warts and use medical tape to keep the paste in place. Wait for 30 minutes and then remove the duct. Wash the area using plain water. The treatment should be done twice a day for four weeks.
Fig is a popular herb that is used as a fruit but not many people know the medicinal qualities of the herb. The herb has naturally occurring anti-viral enzymes that are excellent for treating any type of viral infection in humans and animals including warts. Using figs for the treatment of warts is very easy; crush a handful of figs with a rolling pin or grind them in an electric mixer.
Add very little water to the crushed figs to make a paste and spread an even layer of the fig paste on the skin affected with warts. Remove the paste after 15 minutes using plain water. Dry completely and re-apply the herbal paste after four hours. The herbal treatment with figs needs to be twice a day for a duration of 45 days to clean the skin completely of warts.
The herb is mainly found growing in northern India and its spread is restricted to the foothills of the Himalayas. People of the region exploit the medicinal properties of the herb since it is known to ward of many skin infections that include warts as well. In the market the herb is sold as a powder and this powder should be made into a paste form by mixing it with cold water.
Apply an even layer of the herbal paste over the warts and leave on for 20 minutes. Remove the paste using plain water. The herbal paste prepared using Indian squill and cold water can be used for treating warts on any part of the body including those found on the scalp. Perform the treatment two times every day for a month to get rid of the warts and the virus causing warts completely.
Turmeric, like garlic, is also an herb that is used as a spice in Indian cooking because it imparts a distinct flavor and color to the dish. However, the herb is also known for its antiseptic properties that help heal the skin faster and better. Turmeric paste is an excellent antidote for warts and it not only removes the warts but also ensures that they don’t leave behind any unsightly marks.
Buy turmeric sticks from organic food store and grind them to powder form in an electric mixer. Store the turmeric powder in an air tight container and keep it in a dry area. Scoop a teaspoon of turmeric from the container and add very little water to form a thick paste.
Apply the paste on the warts, use more turmeric if you have a larger area to be covered. Leave the turmeric paste over the warts for 30 minutes and then remove using plain water. Rub a slice of lemon over the warts to get rid of the color of turmeric from the skin if it bothers you. Repeat application at least thrice a day for a month.
Garlic is an herb that is a popular cooking ingredient and is extensively used in Indian and Italian dishes. The popularity of garlic as a cooking ingredient is mainly because of its anti-bacterial and anti-fungal properties that not only ward off infections but also boost the immune system of the body. Many people use the herb for treating various forms of skin infections at home such as toenail fungus, acne and even warts.
To treat warts with garlic take a medium sized garlic and remove its peel. Crush the garlic pods using mortar and pestle and apply the crushed garlic all over the warts. Tape the garlic on the warts with medical tape and leave on for a couple of hours. Remove the tape and wash off the garlic using plain water. Re-apply garlic paste after four hours. Your skin will be cleared off warts with regular use of garlic paste.