HPV and effects

Human Papillomaviruses are highly infectious. They can be transmitted between people who engage in sexual activity or through skin contact. While most people who have HPV are unaware, there are some strains of the virus that have symptoms. For example, 90% of genital warts have HPV as their cause, specifically HPV type 6 or 11. Most women who have been infected with HPV will still have normal cervical screenings and won’t develop changes to the cells of their cervix or cervical cancer. However, 70% of pre-cancerous changes (cervical dysplasia) and cervical cancers are caused by HPV type 16 or type 18. The majority of people with HPV won’t know about it and most symptoms related to the virus will clear up by themselves.

Symptoms of HPV

When people do get symptoms, they could get some of the following:

•Warts on the genitals – this might look like a raised up ‘cauliflower’ growth inside the vagina, on the vulva, on the cervix or in the anal area. For men, they appear on the scrotum or the penis, or around the anus. Other types of warts (oral warts, flat warts and plantar warts) will appear in other areas.

•Growths that are benign in the respiratory tract or throat.
•Pre-cancer and cancer of the scrotal skin, penis skin or anus.
•Cervical cancer, which can come with these symptoms:
•One swollen leg
•Discomfort in the vagina or an odorous discharge
•Loss of appetite, weight loss and fatigue
•Pelvic pain, back pain or leg pain.

Natural remedies to fight HPV

People have been making natural healing remedies using plants for a whole plethora of ailments right since Ancient times in China and Egypt. Plants are well known to have immune-stimulating and antiviral properties.

People also recognize nowadays, that as well as having antiviral properties, plants and their derived remedies also increase the resistance and endurance of the human body to physical stressors, biological stressors and chemical stressors.

One extra benefit of adaptogens and antiviral plants is that they have very few, if any, side effects, unlike medicines that you get on prescription.

There exist many different herbal protocols that assist with treating HPV. These include herbs known for their immune-system boosting properties that are used as a supplement, tonic or topically and essential oils.

Let’s take a look at some antiviral herbs that can help your body to fight off HPV in a natural way.

Green tea - Camellia Sinensis

Green tea is a powerful substance. It is well known as an anti-infective and powerful antiviral plant that greatly benefits a person’s immune system. As a substance, green tea is frequently used topically to treat genital warts but it is also used to treat cervical dysplasia.There have been many studies on green tea and green tea catechins (GTCs), particularly epigallocatechin-3-gallate (EGCG), produce antiviral effects.

When taken orally, green tea has been noted to decrease a person’s cancer risk due to its antioxidant effects. Green tea contains flavonoids, catechins and polyphenols, which are compounds known to be anti-cancer protectors.
Green tea catechins work by interfering with a virus’s replication cycle. For this reason, green tea has a very promising future with regards to being a therapeutic agent as well as a popular drink.

Astragulus root

Astragalus has been used in TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine) for thousands of years. It is an adaptogen, which means it works by protecting the human body against stresses – emotional, mental or physical, for example. It is also used to protect the body from diabetes and cancer because it contains antioxidants, which help protect cells from damage. What’s more, it is used to support and protect the immune system. It has anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties and can be used to prevent viral infections like colds and upper respiratory tract infections.

This plant might just be your new best friend if you’re seeking a treatment to stop a virus in its tracks. This plant is an immune modulator that is really powerful. It has been used frequently over the centuries to make the body more resilient. Recently, studies have shown that Astragalus root can stop abnormal cells from growing. Furthermore, this herb stimulates the body to produce white blood cells, the main ingredient for fighting off pathogens in your immune system, and interferons, which are substances that your body produces to help fight viruses.

You can get astragalus in a range of forms:

•Capsules or tablets
•Injectable forms (these are used in clinical settings and hospitals in some parts of Asia)
•Topical treatments

Reishi mushroom - Ganoderma lucidum

People have known about this plant’s antiviral properties for over 2000 years. Ganoderma lucidum is a substance with powerful anti-inflammatory properties. It is linked to mental clarity, improvements in the immune system and longevity. Rightly so, it has gained the nickname “King of mushrooms”. There have been studies that have revealed a dramatic impact on HPV in terms of the clearance rate of both oral HPV and genital HPV.

The Reishi mushroom contains myriad bioactive molecules. These boost a person’s immune function and help to reverse the process of immunosenescence. This is the process that occurs naturally as we age and gives us a weaker immune system.

Final words

Plants have been used as treatments for a variety of problems since ancient times. Owing to their plant compounds, lots of plants have antiviral properties and are used the world over by those who practise natural medicine. As well as the three plants discussed above, the following herbs are also known to have powerful antiviral properties that would help fight HPV naturally.

•Oregano – it contains carvacrol, which has antiviral properties
•Sage – it contains saffincinolide, which has antiviral properties
•Basil – this contains ursolic acid and apigenin
•Indian Lilac – It is one of the incredible home remedies for genital warts. Its antiseptic properties can prevent the infection and reduce the itchiness.

•Garlic – there is a great study here of garlic being used to clear up warts caused by HPV.

•Lemon balm
•Rosemary – it contains oleanolic acid, which has
antiviral properties
It’s easy to incorporate plants into your lifestyle! There also exists supplements that are specifically designed to support your immune system in order to help your body better respond to HPV. Papillex is one such supplement that is designed with this in mind.

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