Warts are irregular oval or round small growths on the skin. They are either single or appear in clusters and have a rough surface. They usually appear on the face, neck, forehead, arms, hands, feet and other parts of the body and are caused by a virus known as human papillomavirus.
The warts are contagious and if they are nicked or picked, they may easily spread to the other parts of the body. Genital warts are spread through sex. They appear on the genitals, pubic area, area between the thighs and sometimes also inside the vagina. Though most of the warts are harmless and do not cause any pain, some warts can be painful as well as itchy. Discolored ugly bumps of dark skin certainly detract from your appearance and turn out to be a source of great embarrassment.
Herbal Remedies For Warts
Aloe Vera Gel
Aloe vera gel is a very good remedy for getting rid of the warts. Take a fresh aloe vera leaf and slice away the thorny edges. Slit the leaf in the middle and rub the gel on the warts.
Keep rubbing for five to ten minutes. Do this, regularly three or four times during the course of the day. The antiviral and soothing properties of aloe vera will gradually shrink the warts and will eventually make them disappear.
Take the stem of fresh dandelion and crush it to extract the juice. Dip a ball of cotton into the juice and apply it on the wart. Tape the cotton onto the wart with a plastic tape so that the juice does not leak out. Apply the juice three or four times daily until the warts fall away. In addition to this, you must eat a diet rich in vitamin A. This vitamin helps to remove the warts and make them disappear. Eat lots of green leafy vegetables, fruits and eggs.
Tea Tree Oil
Tea tree oil has powerful medicinal properties which heal and cure all types of skin disorders and infections. Take a small cotton ball and put a few drops of tea tree oil onto it.
Rub the oil on the wart and tape the cotton ball onto it with band-aid. Do this, three times daily. The antiviral properties of tea tree oil will kill the virus and will help the wart to shrink quickly. The oil will also alleviate the itching and pain.
Crush some basil leaves and place them directly on the wart. Make a pad about the size of the wart, out of thin cotton gauze and place it on the basil leaves. Tape the whole with water proof first aid tape.
At night before going to bed apply freshly crushed basil again and change the dressing. The antiviral properties of basil will kill the virus and make the wart fall off within a month.
Boil a few fresh leaves of stinging nettle in half a liter of water. Boil for two minutes then turn off the gas. Allow the water to cool then strain it. Dip a cotton ball into the stinging nettle water and dab all the warts with it. Keep doing this frequently throughout the day. The warts will fall off very quickly.
Caution: Please use Home Remedies after Proper Research and Guidance. You accept that you are following any advice at your own risk and will properly research or consult healthcare professional.