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Tea tree oil is a warts-and-all cure

Tea tree oil may be an effective remedy for warts, according to a report published in the Complementary Therapies In Clinical Practice journal.

Doctors at Belfast City Hospital have reported the case of a girl whose hand warts disappeared after 12 days of daily treatment with the oil, which is rubbed into the skin.

Tea tree oil comes from the leaves of the melaleuca alternifolia tree, which is native to Australia. It has already been shown to have antiseptic benefits. Now the oil is thought to have anti-viral effects as well.

Warts are caused by infection with the human papilloma virus (HPV), which causes a hard material called keratin, found in the top layer of the skin, to grow too much - producing the classic hard texture of a wart.

Source - Daily Mail

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