Human papilloma virus is highly contagious and is responsible for warty growths in human beings. It also causes cancers of the cervix and the penis. Herbs can assist in the elimination of HPV symptoms. These herbs are not only effective against HPV but almost all types of viruses can benefit from herbal remedies.
There are many antiviral herbal remedies for HPV. Some of these herbs include:
• Essential Oils of thuja and tea tree: These oils are used for herbal remedies of HPV and are applied topically. These help in the elimination of the warts.
• Goldenseal: This herb has immune-enhancing properties. Goldenseal has antibacterial properties that help fight HPV internally. This can also be applied topically.
• Astragalus: This herb appears to increase antibodies and interferon level in the body. It enhances the immune-system activity by stimulating the activity of T-helper cells and is therefore, helpful in treatment of immune-deficiency related problems. It’s available in the form of daily supplements for whole body benefits and can also be applied topically.
• Reishi Mushroom Extract: It enhances the activity of T-helper cells or CD4 cells. It stimulates the production of interferon, IL-1 and IL-2, this helps fight serious immune conditions. This not only supports the immune system but also regulates it.
• Green tea extract: This herb contains polyphenols, catechins and falvonoids. These are potent anti-carcinogens. Results of a controlled study confirmed that a botanical containing green tea extract is an effective and well tolerated treatment for external genital and anal warts (Obstetrics and Gynecology, June 2008).
• Echinacea: It boosts the immune system and therefore, helps in fighting HPV. It is available as supplements, tonics and can also be used for topical application.
• Curcumin: It is a major constituent of Turmeric herb. It mainly affects the transcription of the high risk HPV 16 as well as other cellular transcription responses.
• Lemon Balm: It is antiviral and can be useful as a herbal remedy for HPV.
• Garlic: Garlic has immune-system boosting and anti-viral properties. It can be applied topically to warts.
• Birch: It contains betulinic acid, which is applied topically for breaking down the hard coverings of the warts.
• Ginkgo Biloba: This herb is a potent anti-oxidant.
• Olive Leaf: It is useful against many viral illnesses.
• Bayberry, Horehound, Red clover, Fenugreek and Hawthorn can also be useful herbal remedies for HPV as these enhance the immune system response.
These herbal remedies for HPV are available as supplements (to act internally), tonics, and can also be applied topically. These herbal remedies for HPV have no side effects.