Warts are unwanted skin outgrowths that not only look ugly but can also be painful. Warts are the result of infection caused by the virus called human papillomavirus or HPV. Some warts are short lived and disappear in some time. Some of them need to be treated. It is not always necessary to treat the warts medically. There are many different types of warts and their treatment with Ayurveda is also possible.
Different types of warts
Common warts – Appear on the hands and the knees.
Plantar warts – They are one of the painful warts and develop on the soles or feet.
Mosaic warts – They are the accumulation of the plantar warts in the form of the cluster on the feet or soles.
Flat warts – They appear on face, hands, legs and knees. They are flat and usually of skin color.
Filiform warts – These warts are found on the face, near the lips or the eyes.
Genital warts – These warts are primarily found near the genital areas.
Ayurvedic treatment through herbs
Warts are usually harmless and have benign properties. Some of the warts heal automatically with the passage of time while some may require medical intervention. However being harmless, warts still are not accepted as they affect the cosmetics of the body. Many times even after the treatment, warts reappear. There are many Ayurvedic therapies available that can cure the warts permanently. Yes, somewhat hard to believe, but it’s true nonetheless. Some of the Ayurvedic treatments are listed below:
Banyan leaf juice
The banyan leaf extract could prove very useful in the treatment of the warts. Constant application of the banyan leaf juice makes the skin smooth and cures the warts.
Dandelion root extract
The dandelion root extract can also effectively cure the warts. When you cut the root it secretes a milky juice which when applied on the warts over a period of time can remove them completely.
Euphorbia plant paste
The euphorbia plant has proven to be very effective in the treatment of warts. The plant can be crushed into a paste. You can apply this paste regularly to remove the warts.
Indian Sorrel paste
Indian sorrel has also been found to be very useful in the treatment of warts. You can crush the leaves and make a paste. This paste is applied on the wart affected area. You can also extract the Sorrel juice and mix it with other herbal leaves for better results.