Natural Wart Removal
(This post has been moved to a new blog, the link to the original can be found at the bottom!)
Sometimes, old remedies passed down by your elders really do work the best.
My daughter recently found an old (and non-toxic) solution to getting rid of warts (which I will link below.) And it reminded me of a piece of advice my dad always gave me when I was little. He would tell me to “take a dirty dishrag, and rub it on the wart. Then bury the dishrag in the backyard.” If you follow these directions exactly, the wart will fall right off!
I was never quite sure if he was joking or not….. 😉
A few of my other favorite olden time remedies (that were actually published in books!) are…
Rub the wart with a piece of bacon that has been stolen from a neighbor.
Catch a frog and rub him on the wart
Walk out into the road after dark when you can see the moon. Run around three times and spit over your right shoulder.
Take a tick from a dog and let the tick bite the wart. In two or three days the wart should be gone. Then put the tick back on the dog.
Put butter on your wart and have a cat lick it
Apply chalk to warts; with same piece of chalk mark X over the oven door for each wart. As the chalk burns off, the warts will disappear.
When you go to church, make the sign of the cross over your warts three times.
I wouldn’t advise you to do any of these. But I do have one tried and tested method I can share with you to help you get rid of your warts. You can find it on my daughter Allison’s new blog, called Dear Stranger! All you need is some cotton balls, band-aids, and one ingredient you might already have in your kitchen!
If this method works for you, I would love to hear about it! I would also love to hear any other interesting olden time remedies you have heard of (or tried!)