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:

  • Echinacea
  • Liquorice
  • Cat’s Claw
  • St John’s Wort
  • Thuja
  • 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.

Katherine Knott

Katherine is a certified naturopath and the founding director of Acorn and Oak.   She began studying Naturopathy when she was 18 years old and has practiced in both Melbourne and rural Victoria.  She has also studied 2 1/2 years of nursing and midwifery, but decided that she was happier to work with women as […]

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Nicki Stewart

Nicki has always been drawn to Holistic Health and she follows in her mother’s footsteps who is a Reflexologist and Natural Therapist. Nicki was inspired to study Herbal Medicine after attending one of Dr. Sandi Rogers’ (Naturopath, Director of National College of Traditional Medicine and former President of Australian Traditional Medicine Society) seminars on ‘Fruits […]

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Alyce Beaton

Alyce is qualified naturopath in Ballarat who loves supporting people on their health journey. Alyce believes optimising and restoring health first and foremost begins with food as medicine and creating healthy lifestyle habits. She is passionate about providing a safe, non judgement environment and endeavours to support her clients with strategies they can implement into […]

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