Warts are usually a small circular skin growth about the
consistency of a scab. They are a viral infection and
affect the outer (epidermal) layer of the skin. The
virus can be passed, by contact, to another person.
They are typically on the hands or the feet but can be found
elsewhere. Depending on the location they have
Common warts are the typical raised circles about 1/4
inch in diameter.
Plantar warts are hard thick patches of skin found on
the soles of the feet .
Flat warts are about 1/4 inch in diameter but are
flatter and lighter color than common wart. They
may be on the face, arms, or legs.
Filiform warts grow around the mouth, nose, or chin.
They match the skin in color and have thread like
growths protruding from them.
Periungual warts look like small bumps and are found
around the fingernails and toenails.
Molluscum warts are a small, pimple like, viral
infection of the skin that typically is found on the
trunk of the body or the arms or legs.
Genital warts are also a viral infection. They
appear in the genital area as small (maybe not even
visible) flesh colored bumps. They are highly
contagious and a sexually transmitted disease.
Oils, blends & products
Oils & Blends:
FrankincenseC, On GuardC, OreganoC, Purify
Essential oils based
CinnamonC, CloveC, CypressC,
LemonEC, MelaleucaC, ThymeC
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Common, plantar, flat, and periungal warts -
Oregano is best and Frankincense is also proven effective.
Make a blend of 1 drop each Oregano and Frankincense.
(Oregano is a hot oil and a carrier is recommended for
children.) Apply topically 2 -3 times per day directly on
wart and surrounding area for 2-4 weeks or till wart is
gone. Continue after wart is gone for 1 week to avoid
Molluscum warts - On Guard or Oregano
topically to the bottom of the feet 2 - 3 times per day.
Also consider Lavender, Melaleuca, and/or Purify topically
directly on the warts and surrounding area.
Genital warts - Consider Melaleuca
and/or Frankincense applied topically 2 -3 times per day.
The varieties of virus that cause warts typically take 2 - 4
weeks to eliminate and the topical application should
continue at least a week after they appear to be gone.
A carrier oil may facilitate application. For women soaking
the end of a tampon can be used for genital warts in the
Experiences and Testimonials of others
Rob - I've had success with Frankincense
on warts. They are a viral infection so oils work well on
Use one drop daily. It took a few weeks, but they're
gone and have never come back. I've also had friends use
Lemongrass, On Guard, and Lemon with success. When you find
one that works, use it till they are gone, then apply it for
the same amount of time after they are gone so they won't
come back. For instance, if you had a wart on your hand, and
using Frankincense, you were able to get rid of it in 8
weeks, continue using the Frankincense for 8 more weeks to
kill the virus and assure the wart does not return.
My experience has been the time varies depending on the
type of wart, your body type, and consistency in
Lil - I have had great results from
using Oregano. You have to be careful because it can burn,
but the two warts I removed never came back. If it's too
hot you can add a little coconut oil to cool it down. I
applied the Oregano twice a day and the warts were gone
within 10 days or two weeks. Good luck!
Pat - I had a planters wart on the
bottom of my foot since high school (a loooong time ago), I
have had it removed and it always came back. I am using
Oregano (neat) and it is almost gone. I do not use a carrier
oil, since it is on the bottom of the foot the oil does not
burn, but each person is different so you might want to
check it out First. Pat L
Sunny - My sister had warts all through
high school when we lived in Massachusetts. When she left
and moved to Arizona, the warts went away. After being away
for 40 years, she met and married her high school sweetheart
and moved back to Massachusetts this year. Within three
weeks, the warts were back! By June, she'd already had them
burned off a couple of times, but they came back within
weeks. At my suggestion, she put a drop of Frankincense on
each wart and within two days, they began to dry up and
disappear. It was really amazing to see it work!
Ashlie - I read that Lemon was good for
warts, and my son had a couple of little ones on his hands,
so we put it on only a couple of times, and they are gone!
Maree - I know a 5
year old girl that has wart like things on the left side of
her body from her chest down her abs and on the back and
down her legs:( they look like a zit but itch really bad and
then bleed when she scratches them... any suggestions.
Brooke - It sounds like those nasty
molluscum warts - and they are so frustrating. It is usually
cased by a 'virus' - I found that using On Guard or Oregano
on the bottom of the feet several times a day was helpful in
knocking out the virus. On the little warts themselves, I
used Melaleuca and Purify (and sometimes a little Lavender).
It took care of my son's -but it took a couple of months to
really get them gone, but they haven't come back!
Lisa - I have two members of my family
who did the Oregano and Lemon and Frankincense for 6 months
alternating between them and nothing changed on their warts,
my daughters actually got bigger. I decided I needed to
change which oils I was using or use them differently. I
had to apply on guard, wait 6 seconds, Oregano wait 6
seconds, Lemon wait 6 seconds and Frankincense and wait 6
seconds....we also applied them along the spine because I
heard at a meeting that viruses live in the spine. Once we
started applying them to the spine with coconut oil and
along the foot reflex points it only took a few weeks and
they were completely gone. My suggestion is use the reflex
points for the spine and the spine itself along with the
oils on the warts.
folks recommend for children
Ashlie -I read that Lemon was good for
warts, and my son had a couple of little ones on his hands,
so we put it on only a couple of times, and they are gone!
TaLaisa - (a real
experience) Wart Removal Success was the final selling point
in my journey to using DoTerra essential oils.
My oldest had a very large plantar wart on his foot. I I
attended a Dr. Mom class the night before we were had an
appointment with a doctor. I asked Gina what would work for
this plantar wart. She gave me a little sample bottle of
On Guard and told me to put a drop on the wart, morning and
I put a drop on his wart as soon as I got home and then
again in the morning. He started to complain that it was
itching. So I put a little olive oil on the skin
surrounding the wart and we headed to the doctor’s
appointment. We were told that it was so big that burning it
off would be painful, very very painful. My son said,
I think I can handle the itching that the oil is giving me
more than burning. The doctor gave us a pad that was
intended to dry out the wart and said it should take the
wart away in 6 weeks and if it hadn't come back and we'd go
the burning route.
I continued to use the On Guard, twice a day, every day.
Two weeks after the First application the wart fell off,
leaving healthy skin and one very happy boy. He told me on
several occasions that the slightly itchy feeling was way
better than burning it off. And I can't begin to tell you
how excited I was to call the doctor so soon after the
appointment and let him know that the wart was gone.
My vote is for On Guard.
Diet and Nutritional
complements to essential oils
Debbie - Years ago I had planters warts
all over my feet. I spent hours with a podiatrist having
them all removed, only to return almost immediately. My
research taught me this was a result of a vitamin A
deficiency. I took a good vitamin high in A and
they were gone within a month or two, never to return.
What Science & Research are saying
Successful topical treatment of
hand warts in a paediatric patient with tea tree oil
Complement Ther Clin Pract. 2008 Nov;14(4):225-7. Epub
2008 Jul 11; Millar BC, Moore JE.;
Northern Ireland Public Health Laboratory, Department of
Bacteriology, Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, Northern
Tea tree oil (TTO) (Melaleuca alternifolia) has been used
recently as an effective topical application for the
treatment of skin infections due to a variety of
aetiological microbial agents, including mainly bacterial
infections. We detail the First report in the peer-reviewed
literature of the successful treatment with TTO of a
paediatric patient with warts on her right middle finger.
TTO was applied topically once daily to the lesions for 12
days, with a successful outcome, including complete re-epithelization
of the infected areas. The case highlights the
potential use of TTO in the treatment of common warts due to
human papilloma virus.
ViroXis Corporation Initiates Phase
II Clinical Trial of Novel Botanical Topical Treatment for
HPV Skin Warts
Clinical Program Supported by Texas'
Emerging Technology Fund
SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr 8, 2011 - ViroXis
Corporation today announced that the US Food and Drug
Administration (FDA) granted approval for the Company's
investigational new drug (IND) application and planned
clinical development of a drug substance derived from East
Indian Sandalwood oil (EISO) for the topical treatment of
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), common warts of the skin.
ViroXis' EISO-derived product is being developed in
accordance with the FDA's 2004 Guidance for Development of
“The FDA's swift approval of our IND provides validation
of ViroXis' mission to be a leader in the development of
botanically-derived topical drugs and strongly supports our
proposed clinical development plan for EISO,” said Ian
Clements, President and CEO of ViroXis. “Based on promising
data in previous clinical trials with Sandalwood, we are
optimistic that the anti-viral activity and safety profile
of this essential oil will lead to a new and effective
treatment for this highly prevalent, painful and difficult
to treat condition, for which there are currently no
approved prescription products.”
The company's FDA Phase II clinical trial will be a
double-blinded, placebo-controlled, dose range-finding trial
with four arms looking at safety and efficacy of three doses
of EISO in an ointment base. The patients will be adults, 18
years and above. Trial participants will be treated for up
to three months and followed for an additional three months
of follow up. The primary efficacy endpoint will be complete
resolution of warts.
About East Indian Sandalwood Oil (EISO)
EISO has previously been successfully studied in Phase I
and Phase II investigator sponsored clinical trials in
adults and children for the topical treatment of warts. The
positive results of these initial trials lead to the
issuance of three US patents for the treatment of HPV and
other skin diseases.
East Indian Sandalwood oil is produced by steam
distillation from the heartwood of the Santalum album tree.
The essential oil is widely used in the food and fragrance
industry and has been used in traditional medicine for
centuries, particularly in India. EISO has been adopted in
the West to treat a number of diseases and conditions, and
it has been shown to be active against a variety of
pathogens in addition to human papillomavirus.
Wild sources of the Sandalwood tree, which is indigenous
to India, are becoming increasingly scarce and supply of the
oil is dwindling. To overcome this issue, ViroXis will be
using Sandalwood oil from trees harvested from sustainable
commercial plantations in North Western Australia for its
marketed drug products. ViroXis has an exclusive supply
agreement with Tropical Forestry Services Corp. Ltd. (TFS)
of Perth, Australia for supply of pharmaceutical grade EISO
for healthcare uses. TFS, an Australian listed company (ASX:
TFC), manages the largest sustainable supply of East Indian
Sandalwood in the world and has won numerous awards for its
ecological and environmental stewardship.
About HPV virus and Common Warts
Common warts are caused by the transmissible HPV virus
and there is currently no approved prescription product for
treatment of problematic warts. Typical therapies involve
cutting, freezing or the use of chemical blistering agents
that are painful and often cause scarring. A painless and
effective treatment for this common skin condition would be
a welcome addition to the therapeutic options currently
available to dermatologists.
About Series A & State of Texas
Emerging Technology Fund (ETF)
Essential to supporting ViroXis' clinical program has
been Series A funding from the locally-based Targeted
Technology Fund and a subsequent investment from the State
of Texas' Emerging Technology Fund (ETF).
Alan Dean, Chairman of ViroXis and CEO of the Targeted
Technology Fund, stated that “The fact that ViroXis was able
to achieve this significant regulatory development milestone
so quickly and with minimal capital expenditure is a
testament to the efficiency with which the company has been
operating. We are optimistic and very excited about the
future prospects for the company's drug development
Startech, the regional organization body for the ETF, was
instrumental in coordinating the State's investment in
ViroXis, which was made after three rounds of presentations
and due diligence at the local and state level. Jim Poage,
Startech's CEO, reiterated that “The mission of the ETF is
to provide much needed venture capital to entrepreneurial
life science companies at critical times in their
development to help secure their future growth and the
future of high technology jobs in Texas. Clearly, their
decision to support ViroXis' regulatory program has been
vindicated by this news”.
ViroXis' mission is to develop and commercialize novel,
safe and effective prescription and over-the-counter
botanical products for the treatment of virally-induced skin
conditions. The Company has been funded by a combination of
venture funding from the San Antonio-based Targeted
Technology Fund and a $2.5 million investment from the State
of Texas Emerging Technology Fund (ETF). Botanically-derived
drugs have formed the backbone of the pharmaceutical
industry and the recently implemented FDA botanical
guidelines aim to streamline the development of drugs, such
as ViroXis' lead drug candidate, that are a mixture of
plant-derived compounds rather than a single chemical
entity, and that have a historical record of safe human use.
ViroXis was the recipient of the 2009 Michael E. DeBakey
Award from the RICE Alliance Life Sciences Ventures Forum as
the most promising Life Science company in Texas.