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Wart is a non-malignant growth that appears on the skin. Warts are generally harmless and occur on the feet, face, hands and other parts of the body.
HPV is the cause behind warts; and if it is left untreated, it can spread to the other parts of the body too.
Warts are a thick rough in texture and are caused by the formation of hard proteins.
Warts can be spread through a close skin contact, by sharing towels, shoes or clothes of the affected person.
Generally, warts do not require any treatment and go away on their own in a few months; but if the treatment is required, you should consider herbal remedies prescribed by Ayurvedic experts.
Warts can be of different types such as:
Common warts: They appear on fingers, toes, elbows or knees and are generally greyish or brownish in colour.
Flat warts: They generally appear in groups and are commonly found on the arms and face.
Plantar warts: This kind of warts grow inside the skin, unlike other types of warts that seem to grow outside the skin. They are found on the sole of the feet and cause a great pain while walking to the person affected by it.
Periungual warts: Periungual warts are a condition in which warts grow outside or under the nails. Both fingernails and toenails can be affected by it.
In Ayurveda, the condition is referred to as Charmakeela. Ayurveda has various herbs and remedies that can help to cure the pesky warts. Here’s a look at some of them.
Say aye if you love potatoes too. Not only do potatoes taste the best when added to the cuisine, but they have excellent medicinal benefits too. Uncooked potatoes can be used to cure the problem of warts. Cut potato into slices and place it on the affected area. Remove it after a few minutes. Using this remedy regularly will ensure that the warts reduce in no time.
Garlic not only adds spice to your food but it is also a good remedy for a variety of ailments, from cholesterol to treating warts. Antiviral and antifungal qualities of garlic help in curing the condition such as warts.
Crush a few cloves of garlic and apply it on the affected area. Avoid applying it on the unaffected area, as it may cause burns or irritation. Cover it with a bandage and leave it on for a few hours. Rinse it with water. If you continue to use it for a few weeks, you will notice warts shrinking in size and eventually falling off.
Aloe vera, known for its medicinal properties, is used to cure a multitude of problems. Because of its ayurvedic properties, it has been prescribed in Ayurveda for skin conditions such as dandruff, eczema and warts. Its antifungal and antibacterial qualities help in the treatment of warts.
Cut a few leaves of aloe vera and break it open. Apply the gooey white gel on the affected area. Cover it with a bandage. Repeating this procedure every day will help in curing your warts.
Raw papayas are an excellent remedy to cure the problem of warts. They are packed with proteolytic enzymes that help in dissolving dead tissues, in case of warts.
Cut a raw papaya from the centre. Collect the white seed-like substances found inside a half-cut papaya, mix it with water and apply this on the affected areas. Applying it regularly will help you in curing the problem of warts.
This is also an effective remedy for other skin conditions namely acne, boils and foot corn.