Home remedies for genital warts can cure the infection and relieve the pain within few days. Genital warts are caused by HPV and are contagious. The person affected with these can have itching and burning sensation and gets transmitted through intercourse and sharing clothes. These may sometimes bleed too.
Vitamin E oil is the most effective and popular home remedy for genital warts. Applying vitamin E oil on the warts and covering it with crushed garlic clove, taped or tied, will gradually reduce the warts and remove them in a week. Pineapple can also be used in place of garlic. Apple cider vinegar is also an effective treatment for warts, this can be applied directly to the affected area with the help of a cotton ball for few days.
Another very effective and safe home remedy for this type of warts is the application of milky sap of milkweed plant. The fresh green milkweed plant's stem shall be cut to let the milk of it flow out and this shall be applied at the warts directly. The sap of this plant not only inhibits the virus but is safe for surrounding skin. The sap of fig's stem is also helpful in treating wart, applied topically for few days can surely cure the infection.
Bark of willow tree is also used as a home remedy for this type of warts. The inner part of willow tree bark shall be moistened to make it pliable according to the affected area and shall be tied on the wart. This bark shall be changed once in a day and shall be applied for 5-7 days to remove the wart. Application of aloe vera gel is also useful in treating warts as it has rich healing properties.
Application of licorice root is also effective in curing genital warts as it is an important ingredient of many medicines made for curing warts and crushed licorice root tied at the warts can remove them in few days. Golden seal extract is also an effective treatment, applied topically at the affected area or consumed with any fruit juice to lift the immunity system to cure the infection.
The juice of thinly sliced onion mixed with a pinch of salt and kept overnight, applied topically on the affected area for few days regularly, cures the infection and let the warts fall off. Papaya, pineapple and banana peel contain proteolytic enzymes and when applied directly on warts can digest these warts safely in few days.
Diet also helps in removal of warts. Diet rich in folic acid and beta-carotene can work as an effective home remedy for wart. All type of fruits red, yellow and orange in color are rich sources of folic acid and beta-carotene. Vegetables like spinach and cabbage, green and leafy, are very helpful in providing necessary enzymes to the body to cure and remove warts on its own. Increased intake of onions and garlic also helps in treating warts.
Precaution is very necessary in preventing genital wart and having safe sex is the biggest of them all. Its symptoms may take more than three months to show up so one can pick the infection from an unaware carrier.