Medicine for the People
By Harvey Walks With Hawks
Oh My Gosh!
I have Warts!
matter how you feel about warts, they seem to have a way
of growing on you. I have experienced warts on my
physical body all my life. Some say they come from
viruses and others say they do not know why we get
them. Really who knows but we know for sure they do
exist on all animals and humans.
Verruca vulgaris is the
scientific term for the common wart. Everything has a
scientific name and this sure sounds like a name for a
wart. Donít you think a wart looks like verruca
vulgaris? I guess I do; anyway back to warts.
Warts usually appear on the
hands, feet and face, and are believed to be caused by
some type of virus. The quantity award for home
remedies goes to the world of warts. I probably have a
million of them myself. I remember when I was a child I
was told not to pick up frogs. I always played with
them and now I know that is a fallacy that if you touch
a frog you will get warts. Also you do not get a prince
from kissing them either.
Here are some natural
remedies; some that work and some that donít; it is best
to try a wide variety of them and then decide which one
works for you as an individual.
Crush a fresh fig
until it has a mushy consistency and put it on the wart
for a half-hour each day. Continue doing that until the
First thing in the
morning, dab some of your own spittle on the wart.
Pick some dandelions,
Break the stems and put the juice that oozes out of the
stems directly on the wartóonce in the morning and once
in the evening, five days in a row.
Apply a used tea bag
to the wart for 15 minutes a day. Within a week to 10
days you should be wartless.
If you have warts on
your body, you may have too much lime in your system.
One way to neutralize the excess lime is to drink a cup
of chamomile tea two or three times a day.
Grate carrots and
combine them with a teaspoon of olive oil. Put the
mixture on the wart for a half-hour twice a day.
Dab lemon juice on
the wart with a cotton swab or cotton ball, immediately
followed by a raw chopped onion. Do that twice a day
for 15 minutes each time.
Put a fresh slice of
raw potato on the wart and keep it in place with a
bandage. Leave it on overnight. Take it off in the
morning. Then repeat the procedure again at night. If
you donít get rid of the wart in a week, replace the
potato with a clove of garlic.
I heart about a young woman
who used an old remedy. It was told to her by an old
school teacher. She was told to apply regularly white
chalk to the wart every night. On the sixth night the
wart fell off.
Boil eggs and save the
water. As soon as the water is cool, soak your warted
hands for 10 minutes. Do this daily until the wart (s)
Plantar Warts: Plantar
warts are warts that usually appear on the feet, usually
in clusters. The wart starts as a little black dot.
Donít pick it youíll only make it spread. Instead, rub
castor oil on it every night until its history.
I like this one myself. At
bedtime, puncture one or two garlic pearls (soft gels)
and squeeze out the oil on to the wart or warts.
Massage the oil on the entire area for a few minutes.
Put a clean white sock on each foot and leave it on
while you sleep. Do this every night for a week or two,
until the little black roots come out and fall off.
NOTE: Genital warts
are a serious sexually transmitted disease. They are
highly contagious and should be treated by a medical
professional as soon as possible.