According to the Dermatology Center of Canyon County moles are collections of pigment-producing cells called melanocytes that are located in the upper layers of the skin.
Moles or nevi, their medical term, are typically brown to tan in color and can be raised or flat. Most individuals have at least a few moles and some can have hundreds.
Most moles appear in the first three decades of life. People with other family members who have lots of moles, and people who have had more exposure to the sun or tanning beds tend to get more moles.
It is suggested that sun exposure could play a role in the development of skin moles. They can also darken after exposure to the sun, during the teen years, and during pregnancy. When a mole becomes cancerous, it is called melanoma.
Skin moles are found usually above the waist on areas exposed to the sun. They are seldom found on the scalp, breast, or buttocks.
How To Get Rid Of Moles Naturally
If a skin mole becomes troublesome to an individual dermatologists will most always use surgery or procedures to remove them, such as electrocautery, laser surgery and cryosurgery. And such procedures can cause pain and scarring.
Is it possible to get rid of skin moles naturally without any scarring? Yes it is, with natural plant extracts used in homeopathic medicine.
The advantages of such medicine in the removal moles is that it helps avoid surgical interventions. According to Vikas Sharma MD, homeopathic medicines can remove moles at the root though the treatment may take some time. The moles are, however, completely eradicated. He says that homeopathic medicine encourages the body to use its own healing system to treat the disease or illness.
Some of the most popular plants used for the removal of skin moles include Calendula officinalis, Phytolacca decandra, and Thuja occidentalis. These plant extracts or compounds are combined with natural essential oils that are good for the skin, and lesion removal specifically.
The University of Maryland Medical Center says that the flower petals of the calendula plant have been used for medicinal purposes since at least the 12th century.
The University also notes the flower has high amounts of flavonoids, plant-based antioxidants that protect cells from being damaged by unstable molecules called free radicals. The flower also appears to fight inflammation, viruses, and bacteria.
Marigolds of the Calendula genus are utilized as a healing herb, were as the marigolds of the Tagets genus, are not. They are commonly grown in vegetable gardens.
Calendula is not usually taken by mouth. The exception is when it is used in extremely small amounts in homeopathic preparations. Calendula is usually applied topically, to the skin.
The Chestnut School of Herbal Medicine says that the flower petals or ray florets that are plucked from the more medicinal-tasting green flower base, can be eaten raw or cooked.
The florets may also be dried and rehydrated at a later date. They say the petals can be used in salads, salsas, scrambled eggs, frittatas, and used as a garnish.
The Benefits Of Thuja Occidentalis To Remove Moles
The Thuja Occidentalis is a coniferous tree, much like a juniper tree. Crushed Thuja leaves emit a pleasant smell somewhat like that of crushed Eucalyptus leaves.
The essential oil of the Thuja Occidentalis is extracted by steam distillation of the leaves, branches and bark.
The oil consists of alpha pinene, bornyl acetate, camphene, camphone, delta sabinene, fenchone and terpinenol. It also has alpha thujone and beta thujone which are said to be toxic.
Other ingredients found in the plant are sesquiterpenes, flavonoids, mucilage substances, tannin, and polysaccharides.
The oil can be colorless to a bright-yellow and has a crisp, camphor-like scent.
According to the book "Modern Essentials: A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils - Thuja Occidentalis has health benefits that include:
- Insect Repellent (Highly)
Thuja has long been used as a homeopathic remedy or natural medicine for skin growths, from moles, skin tags and including warts.
Originally it was used as an ointment or tincture that could be applied directly on a skin growth.
Today, homeopathic Thuja is easily available as an essential oil or small tablets which are dissolved in the mouth regardless of where the skin growth is located.
H-Moles Formula is made of natural homeopathic ingredients that painlessly target benign moles (non-cancerous moles) in the underarms, face, neck, stomach, and torso..
It contains three active ingredients namely,Thuja occidentalis 12C, Calendula officinalis 12C and Phytolacca decandra 12C. These oils are blended with - Lavandula officinalis flower bud, Melaleuca alternifolia leaf-branch, Melissa officinalis blossoms & whole plant, Sesamum Indicum seed oil.
Note that Melaleuca alternifolia or tea tree oil is also used for skin problems, including skin tags, warts and skin moles.