Studied Homeopathic Remedies
- A Combination Treatment of Oral Antimonium crudum plus Topical Thuja and Nitric acidum
- Antimonium crudum
- Calcarea carbonica
- Nitric acidum
- Thuja occidentalis
- Natrum muriaticum
Warts are benign tumors on the skin caused by the human papilloma virus (HPV). Although they are not dangerous, warts can be uncomfortable and unsightly.
Scientific Evaluations of Homeopathic Remedies for Warts
While the list of classical homeopathic treatments for warts is rather long, there is as yet no real evidence that any of them are effective.
One large, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial
Another double-blind, placebo-controlled trial with a negative outcome enrolled 70 children with warts on the backs of their hands.
Traditional Homeopathic Treatments for Warts
People who can be described as romantic, gluttonous, sleepy, weary, peevish, and sulky and who have horny warts on the hands and feet or flat warts fit the
Those who have cold hands, feet, knees, and head; whose hands are clammy; and who sweat on the top of the head at night, fit the picture for Calcarea carbonica . It is often used for babies and children.
Practitioners use Nitric acidum to treat large jagged warts that bleed when washed and Thuja occidentalis to treat warts that are large, seedy, and pedunculated (meaning they have a stalk at the base).
If you are a responsible, reserved person with hot, moist palms but skin that is drying and cracking around the nail beds; who does not like direct prolonged exposure to the sun; who suffers from headaches; and who has skin conditions, like warts or other skin conditions, like fever blisters or eczema, Natrum muriaticum might be the right classical remedy for you.
Sepia (the ink from a cuttlefish) is a remedy used for many skin conditions. The skin of a patient needing Sepia is described as blotchy, dry, rough, and cracked or crusty, and pigmented with freckles, moles, sun spots, and age spots. The warts of a patient who could use Sepia may, over time, have also developed pigmentation.
The warts of a patient who may fit the picture for Staphysagria are said to look like figs or cauliflowers on stalks. Itching is another characteristic of the skin symptoms indicating this remedy.
The homeopathic indications for Sulphur go on for pages. Among its many other uses, Sulphur is traditionally used to treat skin symptoms, including warts. The skin of a patient who might respond well to Sulphur is typically dry, warm, and red. Unfortunately, this remedy also has a reputation for aggravating the skin symptoms of some people.
Finally, if you have warts located on the tips of your fingers or nose, Causticum might be appropriate. The warts described for this remedy are large and jagged and bleed easily.
For a thorough explanation of homeopathy, including dilution of therapies, see the
Last reviewed April 2009 by EBSCO CAM Review Board
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