As a young child at the age of eleven I always noticed these horrible looking things, the whole length of my left hand, I later found out they were warts, also caused by some sort of virus, I decided to use my mother's corn remover and it took a little bit longer then I expected but after a few months went by they were all gone. Now I am beginning another new search for a virus that doctors are playing games with// a couple of doctors kept telling me it was a mild infection and gave me antibiotics. Finally after many years off and on, I came very close to having a heart attack... The first thing hosp's. do when you go into ER is hook you up with Iv's and antibiotics, "Not good." I do mostly probiotics/ even though this virus will never end...
Needless to say, back on the subject of warts, here is a great web site I found for warts as well, rather surprising but castor oil is another good method.
Warts are caused by viruses and need air and moisture to survive. Castor oil applied religiously will cut off both and the plantar wart will disappear in a matter of weeks. Much better than paying a Dermatologist to have the little buggers burned or frozen, only to be left with visible scars.
As a teenager I had five "seed" warts on my right middle finger. They drove me nuts for a about three years until my mother suggested I use castor oil. I would soak small pieces of of a cotton ball in the castor and then place it on the wart held on with surgical tape. After about three weeks of this all of my warts had disolved. There was no scar and the surrounding skin was not effected. I hear that castor oil is also good for longer, thicker eye lashes.
Mixing Castor Oil with baking soda, enough to make it like gum, applied directly over the mole or wart will make them go away! Do this every evening with the intent that you are making it go away.
Ashtabula, Ohio, Usa
Castor Oil and Baking Soda for Warts
I think I heard this cure here... Definitely works. I have now treated on different people in the family: one wart on nose, one between toes, one of the cheek (which may have been a skin tag) and one on the eyelid (which also may have been a skin tag). You have to be patient, though. Twice a day application for several weeks.
Many years ago my youngest brother was constantly having to have thread warts burnt off from under his chin and neck area. He was very young and this was extremely painful for him. A retired nurse suggested that I might want to try using a slurry of castor oil and bicarbonate of soda on the area twice a day. It worked absolute wonders, they all fell off within a week, and twenty five years later he is still wart free. If I remember correctly, I used a teaspoon of castor oil and two teaspoons of bicarbs to create a sludge which I applied to his skin with a q-tip.
Castor Oil and Baking Soda for Warts
I keep a mixture which I keep in a pot with a little spoon for warts. It's a really simple mix of castor oil and baking soda made into a paste.
Every night for 3 weeks as you are going to bed cover the wart in the paste and tape over it. In the morning you take off the tape and do nothing.
You leave it to slowly die and fall off on it's own over a few weeks. If it's a nice big established wart and doesn't look like it's dying then repeat the 3 weeks of taping at night.
The mixture effectively suffocates the thing, like a plant without oxygen.
Sometimes I use corn plasters and fill the hole in the middle with the paste, this is for my kids who are a bit wriggly - it keeps the paste in place.
It has never failed me and it's the simplest thing to do. It doesn't hurt either. You just have to be patient. Usually you look one day and it's fallen off without you even realising, because it dies after the treatment has ended.
Whenever I contract a wart I go to nature and search for the plant called Chelidonium majus (Swallow Wort / Greater Celandine).
How it works:
This plant produces a yellow 'milk' when its stems are cut. I apply this milk directly on the wart (only wart - omit healthy skin) and leave it to dry. I take a section of such plant with me home, and I apply the milk few more times over next 1-2 days. It depends on the size of the wart. Sometimes I need just one or two applications and the wart is gone within a week or two. (You need to allow some time for it to disappear and for skin to restore itself in that damaged place.)
The strongest milk seems to be down where the stems turn to roots - it has nearly orange colour. Make sure, you don't destroy whole plant, while taking a section of it - it might help you next time and you will already know where it grows...
It has never failed to kill the wart on me and the plant is actually quite well known in central EU countries as a wart killer. I have managed to heal warts on other people with it too. You can even find it during winter under the snow, if you know where it grows, or you have it in your garden.
1. The downside of it is, that after the milk dries on your skin, it goes through the oxidation process and turns dark brown.
So for few days you have to walk around with a dark brown spot.
2. Be careful with the milk - it contains alkaloid chelidonine. Alkaloids are powerful substances found in many plants, able to cure various diseases, but should be handled with extra caution and used wisely. Make sure children understand that they shall not put it into their mouth / eyes. Keep away from home pets, mainly from birds.
Coconut oil does not work for warts on feet and hands. Apple cider vinegar does. I use no other moisterizer for over a year on my feet and hands everyday, and I saw no difference on the warts on my hands.
i discovered coconut oil about 4 yrs ago and was using it for seborhea, and for dry patches of skin. I rubbed it into my cuticles each night, and on day 6, i realized the wart that had been on my finger for a few years was totally GONE! It had to be the oil, because i was not using a wart remover. Also, i have found that coconut oil helps heal my seborhea patches quickly, whereas medicines did not.
I would like to add one more method of wart removal and that is to use dandelion milk/sap. A little back story on this is I had warts for years and most of them stayed the same size and only occasionally were they painful. I tried EVERYTHING from actually getting them burned off to duct tape and garlic, but nothing worked. Eventually I got a few small ones on my hands and a HUGE one on my foot. This was the last straw for me. Coincidentally at the same time, my mother remembered her grandfather saying dandelion milk/sap worked, and she remembered it working too. With out any hesitation I found the juiciest dandelion in my yard and snapped the head off to place on every last wart. The sap turned black and in a few months no one would have ever thought I used to have warts all over my feet.
To apply I have found the flowers have the most juice, but any part will do. The great thing with the dandelion method is that the sap sticks on for about a week before you have to reapply. A few times my skin would become quite sensitive to the sap but not for long. My brother and sister also had warts on their hands and feet and the weird thing was that we all got rid of all our warts at the same time using this method.
Ten Mil , Tn.
The white milk from the broken stem of a dandelion applied to the wart clears it up in a couple of weeks - if it's small.
Over the past year, I've been eating poorly and gaining weight rapidly. Along with the uncomfortableness of excess weight, I noticed three warts on my feet: two on my left and one on my right foot. Thankfully they aren't painful. However, I've noticed that they are getting bigger and bigger. Not waiting until they got painful to do something about them, I started researching.
I had bought some OTC products which didn't really work. At the same time, I started changing my diet to include a ton of mixed greens and salads. A read a book about adding mixed greens to the diet. The author had some warts on her body and after she started drinking green smoothies daily, they fell right off.
Well, I can happily say that two of my three warts have fallen off! The third one is in an area on my foot where I can feel it, but can't bend properly to see it. It's flatter than it was and may fall off on it's own soon, too!
For the past two weeks, I've been eating a big salad for lunch every day with mixed greens, tomatoes, cucumbers, pecans or almonds, peppers, and beans of some type - with fat free dressing. I haven't lost weight because I'm still eating junkfood at night and heavy meals for dinner. But I will change that soon.
Another popular author I was reading talked about the importance of nutrition and health. He has similar diet recommendations - eating at least one pound of raw vegetables and one pound of raw fruits (who cooks fruits.. Maybe applesauce?). As I continue eating 1lb of veggies (i.e. my salad) and 1lb of fruit daily (for breakfast), I will comment about other ailments that should hopefully go away. I have really bad skin - sometimes called chicken skin - on my arms. I'm hoping diet will help that, too.
Michelbach-le-bas, Alsace, France
My son had a large wart on the ball of his foot (about 2" round) and he had it burned out by a dermatologist and it returned, he tried all the alternative remedies but nothing worked. Finally, a podiatrist suggested the supplement - DIM. After 3 weeks of faithfully taking the pills according to the bottles instructions, the wart started to get smaller and smaller. After 3 months on the DIM, the wart was gone and has not returned. DIM eliminated any excess estrogen and balanced the hormones. Don't know why it works rid warts, but it works. Praise God.
I put 1 drop of DMSO on a wart I'd just noticed had developed at my hairline, over my forehead. The next day, when I thought about it, I touched the wart & tried moving it around to see if it would crumble, but it fell off in its entirety instead ... leaving healthy new pink skin behind. That was several years ago, but it has never grown back.... I can't say for sure that I didn't first dilute a tad of DMSO with water or Coconut oil, but whatever strength it was, it WORKED!