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Warts

Question

How can I cure warts around the nails? In the past I had laser surgery. But they are back and this time I would prefer an ayurvedic solution.

Answer

In general, warts can be related to Vata, Pitta or Kapha. Around the nails they are usually associated with Vata.

There are four factors that contribute; lubrication (Shleshaka Kapha), muscle tissue (Mamsa Dhatu), fat tissue (Meda Dhatu) and circulation/skin (Vyana Vata).

When digestive impurities (Ama) combine with these four factors, they create a toxic reaction (Amavisha) that produces the warts.

Breaking this cycle can be difficult. It begins with an Ama reducing diet; avoid heavy oils, favor light, nutritious foods, and cook with ginger, turmeric, cumin and fennel.

Another approach is to pacify circulation/skin (Vyana Vata) externally. The moisturizing herbal massage oil will help with this. Besides massaging the whole body before you shower, you can soak the finger tips in the oil.


Please note: This ayurvedic information is education. It does not replace medical advice or treatments.

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