Why Do We Get Warts?

· November 27, 2014

Warts are a type of skin lesion that can have different forms and appear in different places in the body. Although they are generally not dangerous and usually only bothersome in an esthetic way, it is still a good idea to have them checked by a doctor, especially when they are painful or located in sensitive areas.

Below we will explain what causes their appearance as well as some very effective natural remedies that will help you make them disappear quickly.

In some cases, it is best to see a dermatologist so that they can examine the warts and decide on the treatment. The signs that you should keep in mind are the following:

  • Infection or bleeding of the wart
  • Pain
  • Warts in the genital or anal area
  • Diabetes or AIDS
  • Changes in color or appearance
  • Persistent difficulty in removing them

If the doctor decides to remove them, a cold treatment (cyrotherapy) is always more effective and less aggressive than with silver nitrate. In some cases, the doctor can also recommend its removal through surgery, but this is not common.

You also have to keep in mind that warts can be contagious among people and also on the same person. Children and teenagers tend to suffer the most from them.

Papilloma Virus


The cause of the appearance of warts its the human papilloma virus, of which 70 subtypes exist. This virus makes skins cells multiply quickly, causing benign growths that are not serious, but are contagious and uncomfortable.

But since the cause is a virus, you have to also think that the person has a weak immune system and has not been able to fight this virus. This virus is latent in all of us and at anytime our defenses are lowered, new warts can appear. For that reason, there are people that get rid of them, but then later they come back.

We therefore recommend, besides visiting the doctor and treating then, strengthening your immune system. The importance of a good diet and a healthy life, exercising and avoiding toxic habits is also important. We recommend doing a echinacea cure twice a year. This medicinal plant is excellent for raising your defenses, but it is a good idea to consume it at different times of the year and taking a break, so that it continues being effective.

Echinacea purpurea - roter Sonnenhut Bluehende Pflanze.; Echinacea purpurea - purple coneflower, flowering Plant.; Echinacea purpurea - roter Sonnenhut, BlŸhende Pflanze.; Echinacea purpurea - purple coneflower, flowering plant.; Purple Coneflower - Echin

How Should I Consume it?

  • Consume it for three months. Stop for fifteen days and then consume it for a month.
  • Maintenance dosis: Consume 2.5 grams/day as a maintenance dosis.
  • In cases of a very weak immune system, with recurring infections, take 5 grams a day.
  • If the infection increases, double or triple the daily maintenance dosis until the infection goes down.
  • If the infection stays, keep the dosis high (5-7 grams/day) until it disappears completely. Go back to the normal dosis.

Children younger than three years of age should not take it. Keep in mind that it interacts with caffeine and immune suppressors. People allergic to daisies should be careful.

Natural Remedies to Remove Warts

Besides the medical treatment and toning your immune system, there are some old remedies to remove warts that you can do yourself:

Green Fig Milk

When you pick figs directly from the fig tree, you can see how a type of white and creamy milk comes from the stalk. Apply a drop of this white liquid directly to the wart and do it various times a year. This substance will help remove warts.



Garlic is a remedy for many health problems. In this case, if you eat it raw, it will help you raise your defenses. A good option would be to due the Tibetan garlic cure, which is a way of strengthening its medicinal properties. But you can also apply it directly to the wart, cutting off a piece and covering it with a little bit of bandage. Change it every 12 hours until it disappears.

Chelidonium Majus

This plant removes warts and small accumulations of tallow. Grind a small branch with the pestle and mortar and apply it. Cover it with bandage. Apply it for approximately a half hour, which is how long it takes to dry, once a day. It is a good idea to wash your hands well after using it.

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