Tea Tree Oil and Warts
How many times have you got those small, rough growths, little blisters that remind you of cauliflowers? They occur on your hands, your feet, or on any location on your body and refuse to go away for many days. They mostly occur on the visible parts of your body like your hands, face, neck, hands, wrists, knees, eyelids, lips, soles of your foot, etc.. There is a kind of wart which occurs on the genitalia as well. Though generally harmless, they produce an undesirable growth which may seem repulsive to others. It is also an indication of a person’s unhygienic habits.
Though I have mentioned that warts are generally harmless, genital warts are sometimes known to lead to vulvar, penile, vaginal and anal cancers. Warts are caused by about 130 types of the human papilloma virus (HPV). There are certain virus types which have a high tendency to cause cancer or other serious conditions. Though you can take an HPV vaccine called Gardasil, you would be better off by maintaining cleanliness and personal hygiene.
There are many effective medications for wart removal, and many of those are natural. Tea tree oil and warts are being constantly associated with each other by modern medical researchers since application of a little amount of tea tree oil is very effective against warts. There are other tropical treatments containing salicylic acid with a good curing rate.
So what do you do if you get a wart on your forehead and you have a social gathering to attend to in a few days. Sure, you can use medication but is it worth it to go to the doctor and spend so much money for something which is easily curable by using nature’s remedies? Let me introduce you to your saviour now – the tea tree oil! Melaleuca Alternifolia leaves are the source of tea tree oil, thus giving it its alternate name of Melaleuca oil. The indigenous people of eastern Australia, the place where this tree came from, have known for thousands of years that tea tree oil and warts do not really complement each other that well. Not only are they highly efficient in removing warts, they are also used to treat coughs, colds, sore throats and other skin ailments.
Tea tree oil and warts are not the only subject researched by experts about this beneficiary oil. Researchers have found that tea tree oil is known to have antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiseptic qualities. It also known for its cosmetic benefits, Recent research has revealed that tea tree oil is highly benefeciary for skin ailments and disorders. It is set to become a very important product in skin care and maintenance. Not only is it effective against acne, but it can also be diluted and used for treating dandruff. Tea tree oil is also said to provide relief from cold sores, chicken pox, blisters, etc..
In order to treat any warts on your body, you may dilute tea tree oil with 50% water or aloe vera gel and applied it on the affected areas. If the skin is rather rough and tough, like the skin under your foot, you may apply the concentrated oil itself. However, exhibit caution and always make sure that your skin is comfortable with the concentration of the oil that you are applying. Regularly apply tea tree oil and warts will be a thing of the past in a few days.