Sometimes the things that we see alongside magic and mystery can have some simple explanations behind them. While witches are often depicted with warts, warts themselves aren’t magical. Warts are a skin lesion or growth that is caused by the human papillomavirus (HPV).
A lot of warts, apart from their appearance, are asymptomatic.
Lack of additional symptoms and the unpleasantness of conventional medical treatments mean that a lot of people leave them.
There are other options to explore to help reduce and prevent the frequency of wart growth.
Looking At Herbs
Because of their viral origin, the presence of warts is a sign of a compromised or sub-optimal immune system.
The following herbs can help support immune function:
- Cat’s Claw
- St John’s Wort
- Poke Root
You can also use additional herbs in a cream for topical application. Calendula, St John’s wort, lemon balm, coconut oil, and tea tree essential oil all make great additions to a cream.
A naturopath can also help tweak and formulate a cream that suits you.
Nutritional Support for Skin Warts
Supporting your immune system with nutrient-dense unprocessed food will also be beneficial.
Focusing on vegetables, meats, soups, and broths increases nutrient density and makes the foods easier to digest. More specific things you can consider are:
- Coconut oil: beneficial in the diet to cook with, but also to use topically as a moisturiser.
- Cod liver oil: to support the immune system and healthy skin growth.
- Zinc: immune support and healthy skin growth.
- Vitamin C
- Probiotic supplements containing Lactobacillus GG, Streptococcus thermophilus, Lactobacillus acidophilus and Bifidobacterium spp.