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Essential Oil Treatments for Verrucae

Verrucae are lesions known as hyperkeratotic and appear over the ball and heel of the feet’s pressure areas. Also termed as plantar warts or verrucae plantaris, they are brought about by HPV (human papillomavirus) particularly type 57, 27, 4, 2 and 1. The viruses affect the epithelial cells leaving behind little rough papules. As the virus replicates inside the epithelial cells it brings about a formation and increased reaction of papule or plaque reaction.

Essential oils help in the treatment of verrucae due to their strong antiviral properties in a natural way. The oils should be used in a point application method to be effective. Some great anti-verrucae essential oils include: Tea Tree, Clove, Lemon, Eucalyptus, Cedarwood, Lavender and Cypress.