Treating Genital Warts with Green Tea

Treating Genital Warts with Green Tea
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Now officially incorporated into the Centers for Disease Control STD Treatment Guidelines, the topical application of phytonutrients from green tea on external genital warts results in an astounding 100% clearance in more than half the patients tested—a testament to the power of plants.

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There’s a new treatment for genital warts. It has a fancy brand name for marketing purposes, but it’s basically just green tea in ointment form. It was tried on a thousand men and women, and complete clearance of all external genital warts was obtained in more than half the patients with a 10% or 15% green tea phytonutrient ointment. Such astounding results it’s been officially incorporated into the latest STD treatment guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.

I bring this up as an illustration of the potential power of plants—like the tea plant—even when just smeared on our skin! As a physician, I care less about the strains of HPV that cause warts, and more about the HPV that causes death.

We know green tea consumption is associated with lower risk of certain gynecological cancers—ovarian, endothelial—but what about the HPV-related cervical, vaginal, and vulva cancers?
Well, a recent in vitro study looking at two different lines of cervical cancer cells found that green tea phytonutrients appear to open cans of cancer, whoop-ass, but in terms of diet, what’s important is that the phytonutrients in green tea appear protective, not only when applied topically to cervical lesions, but orally, as well—suggesting that high consumption of green tea could either reduce the incidence of cervical cancer, or delay the progression of precancerous lesions to cervical cancer.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Serena.

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Image thanks to Dharam M. Ramnani, M.D. and gkdavie via flickr

There’s a new treatment for genital warts. It has a fancy brand name for marketing purposes, but it’s basically just green tea in ointment form. It was tried on a thousand men and women, and complete clearance of all external genital warts was obtained in more than half the patients with a 10% or 15% green tea phytonutrient ointment. Such astounding results it’s been officially incorporated into the latest STD treatment guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control.

I bring this up as an illustration of the potential power of plants—like the tea plant—even when just smeared on our skin! As a physician, I care less about the strains of HPV that cause warts, and more about the HPV that causes death.

We know green tea consumption is associated with lower risk of certain gynecological cancers—ovarian, endothelial—but what about the HPV-related cervical, vaginal, and vulva cancers?
Well, a recent in vitro study looking at two different lines of cervical cancer cells found that green tea phytonutrients appear to open cans of cancer, whoop-ass, but in terms of diet, what’s important is that the phytonutrients in green tea appear protective, not only when applied topically to cervical lesions, but orally, as well—suggesting that high consumption of green tea could either reduce the incidence of cervical cancer, or delay the progression of precancerous lesions to cervical cancer.

To see any graphs, charts, graphics, images, and quotes to which Dr. Greger may be referring, watch the above video. This is just an approximation of the audio contributed by Serena.

Please consider volunteering to help out on the site.

Image thanks to Dharam M. Ramnani, M.D. and gkdavie via flickr

Doctor's Note

This is the final video of my four-part series about the latest discoveries on tea. See Antimutagenic Activity of Green Versus White TeaIs Caffeinated Tea Dehydrating? and Treating Gorlin Syndrome With Green Tea for parts 1-3. This reminds me of the experiment that involved rubbing what is perhaps the Biggest Nutrition Bang for Your Buck, on the skin—broccoli sprouts. For more on cervical cancer, see Poultry and Penis CancerAmla Versus Cancer Cell Growth; and Cancer-Fighting Berries. For more on wart viruses, see Wart Cancer Viruses in Food, and Pets & Human Lymphoma. That will probably close out my tea review until next year’s batch of articles—I can’t wait to see what’s next! 

For more context, check out my associated blog posts, Is Caffeinated Tea Really Dehydrating?Foods That May Block Cancer Formation; and Why Do Vegan Women Have Fewer Female Cancers?

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  1. This is the final video of a four-part series about the latest discoveries on tea. See Antimutagenic Activity of Green Versus White Tea, Is Caffeinated Tea Dehydrating?, and Treating Gorlin Syndrome With Green Tea for parts 1-3. This reminds me of the experiment that involved rubbing what is perhaps the Biggest Nutrition Bang for Your Buck, broccoli sprouts, on the skin. For more on cervical cancer, see Poultry and Penis Cancer, Amla Versus Cancer Cell Growth, and Cancer Fighting Berries. For more on wart viruses, see Wart Cancer Viruses in Food and Pets & Human Lymphoma. That will probably close out my tea review until next year’s batch of articles—I can’t wait to see what’s next! Until then, there hundreds of other videos to keep you busy on more than a thousand subjects.




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    1. I can only imagine the look on my patients faces when they ask, “Doc what can I do about my Genital warts?” and I reach into my pocket and pull out a teabag. . . of Green tea of course.




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    2. Every medical professional should be required to watch Michael Greger, M.D.’s new DVD “Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death.”

      Informative, Intelligent and Highly entertaining it should be required viewing before entering any establishment that sells food.

      The information contained on this DVD (If used) Can and will Save Your Life!

      Support the man who supports Mankind!        (All procedes to charity)




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  2. Thanks so much for this! I have to drink decaf green tea because I have lone afib which by the way is much less frequent when my diet is more filled with fresh veges! I am vegan and have been for years now, enjoying your videos and inspirations!
    Is decaf as effective as regular green tea? I hope!




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    1. Your decaffeinated green tea may have less
      antioxidant polyphenol catechins than regular green tea.

      Researchers at UCLA measured the antioxidant
      capacity and polyphenol content of 18 teas.

      They found that decaffeinated tea had around half
      the antioxidant capacity of regular green tea.

      However, this loss of antioxidant capacity apparently is related to the decaffeination process. The company Triple Leaf Tea advertises that their decaffeination process retains more of the antioxidant power:

      Advertisement:

      Now you can enjoy the benefits of green tea without
      the caffeine! Drink Triple Leaf Decaf Green Tea as often as you like anytime of
      day. Experts recommend drinking three of more cups of green tea a day. Our
      Decaf Green Tea is naturally decaffeinated using a carbon
      dioxide process that maintains green tea’s beneficial antioxidants.* 




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  3. Dr. Greger, Please teke a few minutes to LOOK at and READ the information on my web-site, and SEE how it can benefit YOUR practice.
    Please contact me , if you have any questions .
    contact info  is on web-site…..Thank you, Scott 




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  4. What about HPV positive throat cancers? Any chance green tea might be a good thing to start drinking to prevent/help cure one of those? I have just had a friend with that diagnosis.




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    1. Why wait!  Start drinking the Green stuff now and worry about the research as an afterthought because it can’t hurt.  And there is too much evidence showing that is stops cancer in its cradle.

      Go GREEEN!!!!!




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        1. Maybe it was just because they’re Danish!!  You know how those Danish people are.  ;-)

          Just kidding SJ.  Very interesting for sure but any confounding variables?  I will have to check that out.  I would love to see the original study!
          Thanks!!!!




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          1. You are a true poet!

            Just a case rapport, so the science is “not strong”. There are ref. to other articles though – not read them yet.




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        2. Hey SJ how did you know (or guess) I grew up in San Diego?  You never answered my reply before and I am curious if we may know some of the same people in Denmark.




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          1. Dr D,
            Lucky punch! You know my name, I dont know yours. Once in a while I search the internet to look for “Plant Strong” or vegan doctors. Even tried to find you! Googling “HemoDynamic” does not help :-) In Denmark they are hard to find! As I recall it, I saw the name of some “vegan doctors” in California, and I wondered if one of them were you. I am going to a congress in San Diego later this year, so I just figured if you work in S.D. I would have visited you!




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            1. My name is Jim Bennie, I grew up in San Diego and it was beautiful back then but it is too crowded, too expensive and has too much gang activity to raise a family.  I live in Northern Cal now about 900 miles away from SD.  It would be great to meet up with you someday for sure.  There are so few Vegan Docs that we need to stick together like pressed garlic!




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                1. Stephen,  I am connected via linked in but it wouldn’t let me connect with you.  I will leave this post up until I get a reply and then I will remove it.  My email is jamesbennie65@hotmail.com I think that is the one that linkin is registered to but I am not sure.




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  5. I’ve had this condition for approximately 28 years, and only started drinking 5 glasses of green tea a day for the past two months. Suffice it to say, they’ve completely disappeared. Thank you so much, Dr. Gregor!!




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  6. Wow amazing! I take two green tea pills every day. And I also drink green tea, organic coffee and drink echinacea tea. I found out when I was like 17 I got the kind of hpv that causes cervical cancer. I started taking drinking green tea every day and excercising, as well as watching what I eat. In 6 months I clearned the virus. Never underestimate the power of food!




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  7. $900 per tube of the green tea ointment (Veregen) I understand (unconfirmed). Don’t know what size tube. Would the price go down if in a larger metro area OR if more dr’s prescribe it? Unknown if carried on popular insurance companies’ formularies. Anyone know the economics of this?




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  8. I had genital wart about two years, it has giving me a lot embarrassing and i tried so many treatment and the wart was out of control and exacerbate, I got scald for it not to lid to cancer, recently I found herbal treatment online and I required it, after taking the treatment in few weeks I got cured the wart went away all the pains was gone, I has be wondering what can be don, dr galiga eliminated the infection out of my health and stopped the embarrassment. dr galiga email or webs address drgaligaherbalcenter@gmail.com webs http://drgaligaherbalcent.wix.com/naturalcure‎




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  9. 5 years ago I had warts, I was treated with some liquid applied to the warts they continued to grow and spread… The next 2 doctors did laser surgery to remove them. 1 year after the surgery, they grew back close to where the 1st ones were’ so I was finally told it was hpv. I have had it for very long time, I contract it from my cheated boyfriend and I found out he was also infected and I end up the relationship between us. the warts was so embarrasses because it started spreading all over I have be dealing with this things for very long time the last treatment I take was About 2 years ago I applied natural treatment from Dr galiga herbal centre, a week after applying the treatment all the warts was gone. it’s now 2 years and some months I don’t have single wart or any symptoms of hpv. wow”” it’s great, Dr galiga has finally cured me. Anyone living with hpv contact Dr galiga for natural treatment.
    His email address: drgaligaherbalcenter@gmail.com




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  10. MUST READ: HOW I GET CURE OF WARTS WITH HERBAL MEDICINE!

    I was diagnosed of Warts disease in 2013 and I have tried all I can to get cured but all to no avail, my life was gradually coming to an end, until i saw a post in a health forum about a herbal doctor from Africa who prepares herbal remedy to cure all kind of diseases including Warts disease, at first i doubted if it was real but with much presure i decided to give it a try, when i contact this herbal doctor via his email, he prepared an a herbal remedy and sent it to me via courier service, when i received this herbal remedy, he gave me step by step instructions on how to apply it, After i applied it as instructed, i was cured of this deadly disease within 20-21days of usage, I am now free from the deadly disease, all thanks to Dr Sabi for the special herbal medicine he render to me.

    Contact this great herbal doctor via his email, dr.sabiherbscure@gmail.com or call +2348168257144, I believe he can also be of help top you.

    Good luck.




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  11. Herpes almost frustrated me which i keep on with encouragement from family members and friends. i got my herpes cured totally with Dr Fred Herbal Remedy here in the US because i got his whatsapp contact through a comment i saw about him getting someone cured. i wrote to him and ask some few question about his remedy which he has agent over here in the US. Today i am cured after just few weeks of taking his herbal remedy .Just write to him through his whatsapp channel +2348139097317 and get his herbal remedy for herpes so you can be cured and read more about him: http://www.drfredherbalcenter.webs.com ,email: drfredherbalcuringcenter@yahoo.com ,.




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  12. I just removed what my dermatologist called “pre-skin cancer” with matcha. It was about 3/16″ in diameter, dark and flat against my skin. I rubbed the powdered organic tea into it dry every day, and after a few weeks the whole thing flaked off.




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    1. Steven, you just rubbed dry in? You didn’t do lotion or anything?

      And erm, was the “pre-skin cancer” in the genital area?




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