What Are Some Home Remedies For Warts?
Home remedies for warts?
Okay. We know how we can get warts, we know how to avoid warts, but how can we get rid of them at home? There are various over the counter medications, some of them fairly strong.
The home remedies for warts range from natural products like tea tree oil, dandelion sap, potatoes, incantations, wives tales, myths, and delve into stronger solutions like salicylic acid. ammonia, and burning with matches or cigarettes. (I do not recommend burning your own warts off, by the way.)
Recently, there have been stories circulating that Zantac, also known as ranitidine, can cure warts, but the evidence is not compelling. In a radio interview in Australia broadcast Monday 9 September 2002 on Radio National with Norman Swan, and Dermatologist Dr Sam Gibbs the following exchange occurred
I realize you were looking at topical treatments (for warts), in other words treatments on the skin, but some dermatologists recommend anti-ulcer drugs called H2 receptor antagonists, drugs like Tagamet and Zantac and so on; do they work?
Sam Gibbs: I think they don’t. There have been a number of trials that have looked at them; some of them appeared to show an effect, but more recently there have been other trials that have shown no effect at all, so I think on the whole those are not really recommended, and of course they can cause harm. This is something we need to think about, because warts are not very dangerous.
Tea tree oil has shown itself to be fantastic in fighting warts! In a study that compared tea tree oil to salicylic acid, it was found that the tea tree oil had an analgesic effect, and so there is less pain associated with the wart treatment.
It could be the very best of all the home remedies for warts. It seems to work better when used over an extended period.
Tea Tree oil has a low toxicity, and few people even with sensitive skin are affected adversely.
If you have sensitive skin you might use a more refined tea tree oil. It’s harder to find, and usually more than double the cost of any other quality tea tree oil. It works great, and it's one of the best home remedies for warts. (and some also report it gives better results on any stubborn skin ailments like boils, athletes foot, nail fungus, or acne.)
A good combination if you are sensitive to 100% tea tree oil, would be to dilute it with a carrier oil, and some, like vitamin E oil have shown to be very useful topically against warts.
I read a book by Dr. Matthias Rath, who worked very closely with Linus Pauling. In his book about cancer, he felt that nutrition plays a critical role in curing and treating cancer, aids, and warts. Among the nutrients that he highly recommends, is lysine.
You can read the Matthias Rath Cancer book in PDF format for free.
You can try some other resources for home remedies for warts. In her book “Prescription for Nutritional Healing
”, Phyllis Balch, CNC, recommends the following nutrients. The major B vitamins, Vitamin C with bioflavonoid, L-Cysteine, MSM, Vitamin A, Vitamin E, zinc, a multivitamin and a multi mineral complex, and reishi or shitake extract. All of them have to do with various aspects of cell growth, immunity, and circulation.
Finally, hang in there, it’s not the end of the world. In the dark ages, they associated warts with the devil, and it was a test to see if someone was involved in witchcraft. Having warts could mean the end of your world if you were found with any. Things have changed, thankfully for us all.