WARTS

ESSENTIAL OILS

Tea Tree. Loaded with anti-viral ingredients that can fight warts.

Oregano. Its active ingredient, carvacrol, powerfully works to remove warts.

Lemongrass. Shown to effectively fight viruses.

Thyme. Helps destroy viruses that live on the skin.

Research
Studies have shown that lemongrass oil can effectively eliminate the herpes simplex type 1 virus (causes cold sores), both at the onset of a cold sore and even after it’s already appeared, which demonstrates its anti-viral capabilities.

Home Remedy
Wart Bomb. Add 20 drops each of oregano, lemongrass and tea tree oils to a 2-ounce glass dropper bottle. Add raw, organic apple cider vinegar (but do not fill to the top). Fill the remainder with fractionated coconut oil. Apply it directly to warts using 1 to 3 drops and a cotton swab. Apply it nightly until the warts have receded.

Background
A wart is a small, hard, benign growth on the skin caused by a virus. In order to target the exact course of action for eliminating warts, it helps to determine exactly what type of warts you have. Types of warts include common warts (which represent 70 percent of non-genital warts), flat warts, plantar warts and genital warts. Since they are caused by a virus, warts generally do not respond to medication. The root cause of every wart is human papillomavirus (HPV), of which there are more than 100 types. Warts are caused by direct contact with HPV, which is contagious and makes skin grow faster than usual. HPV can infect the skin via areas of minimal trauma such as cuts or abrasions. The main symptoms of warts are small, fleshy, grainy bumps. Essential oils provide what antibiotics can’t—the ability to fight viruses and help address the root cause of warts.

Suggested Supplements

» Apple Cider Vinegar. Promotes skin healing and stimulates the immune system. Also helps to destroy the wart by making the area inhospitable for the virus.

» Garlic. A potent anti-viral that aids the immune system. Consume raw garlic or aged garlic supplements to support your immune response, and apply raw garlic directly to your warts.