The Best Essential Oil for Treating Warts Naturally

Wart is a small growth on your skin caused by a viral infection, most commonly a human papillomavirus (HPV) infection. When the virus invades this outer layer of skin, usually through a tiny scratch, it causes rapid growth of cells on the outer layer of skin – creating the wart.

Essential oils could be effective for treating warts because many of them can kill the virus as well as burn off the wart. It is inadvisable to apply essential oils to genital warts, for which the best approach is to see your doctor for advice.

A wart spreads through physical contact with another wart or a contaminated object like a computer keyboard, a towel and clothes. They most commonly grow on your hands and feet, but they can appear anywhere.

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11 Essential Oils for Warts

Oregano Essential Oil

Oregano is one of the hottest oils and is the best at burning off warts. In addition, it has antiviral properties because of its active ingredient called carvacrol.

Lemongrass Essential Oil

In a study on the antiviral effects of 12 essential oils on the herpes simplex virus type 1 (which is the cause for cold sores), lemongrass oil came out at the top by completely eliminating it, both at the beginning of its lifespan and after it infected cells. Whether it has the same effect on human papilloma virus is not known, but it is definitely worth a try. Lemongrass oil is also one of the best essential oils for treating shingles.

Clove Oil

Clove oil contains carvacrol, thymol, eugenol, and cinnamaldehyde, the substances that contributes to its antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anti-inflammatory properties. In addition, it also works as an anesthetic, which is particularly useful if you have painful warts on your feet. Clove oil is also one of the best essential oil for eczema.

Tea Tree Oil (Melaleuca alternifolia)

Tea Tree has often been tested to be effective against viruses. Its main antiviral ingredients include terpinen-4-ol, a-terpinene, p-cymene, terpinolene and a-terpineol. Tea tree oil is also one the best essential oils for treating acne and for healing scars.

Cajeput Oil

Cajeput oil is obtained from a plant in the same family as tea tree, and many essential oil users use it to treat viral infections.

Eucalyptus Oil

If you have eucalyptus oil at home, it has been found to be effective against some viruses, but not as effective as oils like tea tree. It is certainly worth applying if you don’t have time for an immediate shopping trip for something stronger.

Santolina Insularis

Santolina insularis is not an easily available oil, but it has been proven to kill viruses and stop them from spreading from cell to cell.  It is an oil in the chamomile family with white-yellow flowers.

Peppermint oil

Peppermint oil is a very versatile oil and one of the commonly used essential oil.

Researchers have found peppermint oil to be effective against some viruses, including the herpes viruses that cause cold sores. If this is your oil of choice, apply it as quickly as possible, as it is more effective at the beginning of the life cycle of a virus.

Manuka Oil (essential oil of Leptospermum scoparium)

Manuka oil is derived from the leaves of the Manuka tree which is native to Mew Zealand. It is another antiviral oil that prevents some viruses from taking hold if it is applied early enough. It stops the virus from re-producing, which kills it quickly.

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