Friday Favorites: Benefits of Tea Tree Oil for Warts and Cold Sores

Does tea tree oil have enough antiviral activity to combat HSV-1 and papilloma viruses, the causes of cold sores and common warts, respectively?

Isn’t that bit about wart “charming” wild? I’ve got some videos coming up on the use of duct tape for warts, so stay tuned.

This is my first video on treating common warts. For information on genital warts (which are caused by a different virus), see Benefits of Green Tea for Boosting Antiviral Immune Function ( ) and Treating Genital Warts with Green Tea ( ).

This is part of my extended video series on tea tree oil. For more on what it can and can’t do, check out:
• Do Natural and DIY Tea Tree Oil Cleaning Products Disinfect as Well as Bleach? ( )
• Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Dandruff and Athlete’s Foot? ( )
• Does Tea Tree Oil Work for Nail Fungus? ( )
• Is Tea Tree Oil Safe? ( )
• Does Tea Tree Oil Have Hormonal Side Effects? ( )
• Benzoyl Peroxide vs. Tea Tree Oil for Acne ( )

For treating canker sores (like ones inside your lip), see:
• The Role of Dairy and Gluten in Canker Sores ( )
• Topical Honey for Canker Sores ( )
• Best Supplement for Canker Sores ( )
• Best Food for Periodontal Disease and Gingivitis ( )

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-Michael Greger, MD FACLM

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  • @RecaredoVerdugo says:

    What inspires you to be creative?✨

  • @mchagawa1615 says:

    Thank you <3

  • @titanlurch says:

    Tea tree oil is sold as pure as 90 percent is more efficient than any of the diluted
    creams or gels sold over the counter and should be used as such .

  • @TillyFloss says:

    Thought it was lemon BALM not lemongrass that was massively antiviral??

  • @jclaiborneii says:

    running out of useful info about nutrition=talking about warts

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