There are several ways to use homeopathy for warts. Choosing the most effective form will depend on the kind of wart you are dealing with. Since different variations of warts exist, it is important to familiarize yourself with the type of wart in question in order to find the best suited natural approach. In some cases, consulting with a certified homeopath who can recommend an appropriate individualized remedy is a good idea when you are unsure and a professional opinion is needed.
Over 100 types of warts exist, but some of the more familiar ones are plantar warts, flat warts, common warts, and genital warts. Plantar warts are painful, callus-like bumps that grow on the soles of the feet. Flat warts are small, smooth growths found on the face and hands. Common warts are raised, rough growths that can appear anywhere on the body but mostly on the hands. Genital warts, often described as resembling common warts, grow on or around the genitalia.
A banana peel patch is one technique in using homeopathy for warts. The potassium on the inside of the banana peel appears to do the trick in eliminating common and plantar warts. This remedy is performed by rubbing a cut out patch from the inside of a banana peel gently against the wart. The banana peel patch is then taped over the wart and left overnight. The process should be repeated nightly for one to two weeks using a fresh patch of banana peel until the wart shrinks and falls off.
Another method of homeopathy for warts is to apply castor oil or olive oil over a common wart. To maximize the effect, two to four drops of thuja extract or tea tree oil should also be used with the castor or olive oil. Place a thin slice of fresh garlic onto the wart and tape it down. This process should be continued every night for three weeks until the wart turns black and falls off.
Applying the contents from a vitamin A or beta carotene capsule can prove to be effective on genital warts or any type of bleeding, painful wart. Mixing three to four drops of thuja, echinacea, and lomatium extract with the vitamin A or beta carotene will strengthen the effect of this treatment. Another homeopathic remedy that is recommended is using garlic with vitamin E oil for alleviating painful, irritable warts.
Other, less well-known products can be used to treat warts. Antimonium crudum is a natural sulfide mineral that is highly recommended for common and plantar warts. Dulcamara, a vine species of the potato family, can be used on flat warts, and genital warts seem to respond well to nitricum acidum, otherwise known as nitric acid. These products are available in health stores; however, it is best to consult with a homeopathic professional to seek advice on the amount of dosage for every individual case.
One interesting approach to homeopathy for warts is simply to maintain a healthy immune system. Eating nutrient-rich foods, eliminating preservatives and chemicals from your diet, and exercising regularly is an essential homeopathic practice. It is believed in homeopathy that when your immune system is strong and balanced, your body will be less susceptible to contract viruses such as warts.