Home remedies for Genital Warts
They’re not exactly a subject for polite conversation. But genital warts are the most common viral sexually transmitted disease. About 50 million people in the United States have had an encounter with them. Women between the ages of 22 and 30 are the most commonly affected. These small, painless, flat or mushroom-shaped growths appear singly or in clusters on the genitals. Or they don’t appear at all. That’s their special hazard: Only 30 percent of people infected actually develop warts. And the 70 percent of cases in which no warts appear are most often linked to cervical dysplasia, abnormal cells on a woman’s cervix that can be a precursor to cervical cancer. Genital warts are caused by specific strains of the human papillomavirus—the same virus that causes less worrisome common warts.
Genital Wart Oil:
This oil is potent—which it must be to destroy warts—so use it carefully.
1/2 teaspoon Castor oil
1/4 teaspoon thuja essential oil
1/4 teaspoon tea tree essential oil
800 IU vitamin E oil (2 opened 400 IU capsules)
Combine all of the ingredients. Protect the skin around the wart with salve, leaving only the wart exposed. Carefully apply the mixture to the wart with a cotton swab two to four times per day for no more than one week. Caution:
Do not take essential oils internally.
These strains are transmitted by skin-to-skin contact, usually during intercourse. Four weeks to nine months after exposure, blistery and perhaps itchy sores with a red base appear first on the genitals, then the anus and buttocks. The warts may stay the same, grow larger, or completely disappear, but the virus remains in the body and may recur months or even years later. Risk factors for genital warts include multiple sex partners, cigarette smoking, and immune weakness. If you are female and test p0sitive for a genital warts virus, be sure to get regular Pap smears and pelvic exams to keep an eye on the health of your cervix. This is especially important if you also have genital herpes, another risk factor for cervical dysplasia.
Genital warts are a condition you do not want to treat on your own. Be sure to consult your doctor, who can give you more information about risk factors and treatment options. It’s especially important for your doctor to monitor the progress of the condition.
No known drugs can eliminate the human papillomavirus. The warts themselves can be removed by freezing, surgery, laser or electric burning, or toxic chemicals. And they recur in up to 75 percent of cases.
Garlic (Allium sativiun), Amazing garlic not only fights viruses but also is good for the heart and treats bacterial
infections. Allicin, a sulfurous compound in garlic, appears to encourage healing. Typical dosage one or more fresh cloves, raw or only slightly cooked, per day; or up to three 500- to 600-miligram capsules per day (look for at least 5.000 micrograms of allicin per day).
St.-John’s-Wort (Hypericum perforatum)
Well-known for its usefulness in treating mild to moderate depression, this herb is also antiviral. Its known to help in cases of herpes, so it’s worth a try with genital warts. Typical dosage 450 milligrams in capsules two times per day for three days, then skip a day, repeating for nine months or longer; or 3/4 teaspoon of tincture two times per day for the
same time period.