Vitamins, essential oils and herbal remedies can be used for wart removal.
Human papillomavirus, or HPV causes warts on the skin by stimulating cells to grow quickly on the outer layer of the skin. They appear as small mounds of overgrown skin.
Human papillomavirus is contagious and it can be spread through direct contact, or through contact with an object which was in contact with the virus.
Types of warts are determined by their location.
Common warts usually do not hurt and they appear on fingers and hands.
Plantar warts appear on the skin of the feet soles. They are painful, because they grow into the skin and attack blood vessels.
Flat warts are smaller and smoother in comparison to other warts. They usually appear on the legs or face. They appear in children and teens.
Genital warts are small, red or pink growths that appear in clusters, on the genital area or anus. They may cause itching, minor pain or bleeding, but they are not painful in most of cases.
Warts are usually harmless and they disappear spontaneously. Genital warts require medical attention.
People with a healthy and strong immune systems are less likely to get warts.
This is why it is wise to boost immunity by using vitamins and natural remedies in order to treat the warts.
Echinacea is well known for its antiviral properties and it also strengthens the immune system. Astragalus is a Chinese herb with wound-healing qualities which enhances immunity.
Birch helps antiviral activity, due to its natural compounds. It has been found that salicylates, found in birch bark, can be used in treatment of warts. This has been approved by FDA (Food and Drug Administration).
Garlic is well known for its antiviral qualities and has been used throughout history. A drop of garlic oil should be applied directly on the wart, a couple of times a day.
Dandelions contain milky latex, which appear when the herb is torn. The latex should be applied on warts for about a week.
Vitamin A can be found in fish oil. In order to treat warts, capsules of fish oil can be crushed and squeezed onto the warts.
Vitamin C can kill the virus with its high acidity. A crushed tablet is to be mixed with water into a paste, and applied directly on the wart.
Some antiviral essential oils are Cypress, Lemon and Tea Tree. They can be used in wart removal.
When applying the oil, it is important to avoid the unaffected part of the skin.
A recipe which can be used for young children consists of five drops of cypress oil, 10 drops of lemon oil and t teaspoon of cider vinegar.
Adults can put a drop of lemon oil and a drop of tea tree directly onto the wart twice a day.