Genital Warts

Genital warts occur in or around the vagina, penis or rectum. They grow rapidly and may develop stalks and multiple genital warts often grow in the same area. They are caused by the Human papilloma virus(HPV) which is often sexually transmitted and generally appear 6 months after infection. Please seek treatment by a Health care professional for the treatment of genital warts. Genital warts can be removed surgically by laser treatment or freezing but the virus will still remain in the body and warts may reappear.

Diet tips to reduce genital warts

  • Herbal teas such as green tea, dandelion, chicory, peppermint and ginger to support liver function and blood cleansing
  • Decrease foods such as tea, coffee, alcohol, preserved and processed foods, dairy, wheat and sugar
  • Ensure adequate hydration (2 litres of water/ day)
  • Begin each day with a small glass of warm water with ½ lemon squeezed in it. This cleanses the bowel, increases liver detoxification, contains vitamin C and promotes digestion
  • Support liver function by increasing foods such as broccoli, garlic, onions, ginger, cauliflower, green beans as these contain sulphur amino acids to kill off virus’

Natural remedies to aid in the treatment of genital warts

  • The homeopathic remedy Thuja 6x has been used historically for the treatment of warts. You should be able to purchase this from your local health food store
  • Antiviral herbs taken internally Echinacea, Olive leaf, Golden Seal, Honeysuckle, Forsythia, Andrographis and Licorice
  • Improve your antioxidant status as it may help to reduce the frequency of out breaks. Herbs such as Polygonum, Turmeric, St Marys Thistle, Green Tea, Grape seed or nutritionals such as Vitamin E, Zinc, B Vitamins, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Selenium
  • Colloidal silver taken internally or applied topically is a potent antiviral
  • For relief of itch and swelling the following can be diluted and used topically, tea tree oil, Melissa oil aloe vera gel, chickweed ointment or lavender oil

Lifestyle factors for genital warts

  • Ensure proper hygiene
  • Dont share bath towels or eating utensils
  • Practice safe sexual connections