Warts, of any kind, forget the doctor, head to the kitchen

I don’t know if any of you are troubled with these, but I used to get plantar warts occasionally from running around barefoot. I’m keeping this information handy for next time! ~ Linne

21 thoughts on “Warts, of any kind, forget the doctor, head to the kitchen

  1. Plantar warts are easy to get rid of using either a banana skin worn inside your sock directly against the wart or using a crushed up asprin applied with an adhesive bandage. My gran used to buy our warts from us. She would pay us 50c and would take a piece of meat and rub it on the wart then she would bury the piece of meat. I have some suspicions about my grandmothers heritage as she comes from Lancashire, quite close to Pendlebury and her family were into spiritualism and herbs…I didn’t ask questions but I know that she left a lot of very “interesting” books behind her when she died and she was into herbs in a HUGE way, long before they were on the peripherals of trendiness.

    • Oh, I wish I’d known your gran; what a fount of information she must have been. And a woman after my own heart, too . . .

      I have thought a lot about healing in general over the years and of course warts after the potato thing ‘cured’ my son. I honestly think that it doesn’t matter in a way which approach you use, so long as you believe in it; not just with the mental surface sort of belief, but the unquestioning belief of a small child. Even though I told my son that I had only read of the cure and that no-one seemed to know why it worked, therefore I couldn’t guarantee it working for him, he was eager to try it and it did work! Amazed even me!

      I wish I’d had access to your gran’s books, too. Do you remember any titles, or was it too long ago? I hope you got some of them, but I know how that goes, too. My great-grandmother’s spinning wheel sits in a cousin’s living room as a plant stand !!!! and my mother can spin and remembers her grandmother spinning on that wheel. It would have meant so much to Mum to have it, but not a chance.

      I would also have liked to talk with her about herbs and using them. Did she ever talk with you about things like that? I never had a grandmother, so I missed out on all that stuff. But I know some grans aren’t close to their grandkids, either physically or in personality. Yours sure sounds interesting.

      • My gran WAS a font of information. She and I were both strong willed and you didn’t mess with my grandmother more than once unless you were a bit of an idiot ;). She read constantly, she was always cooking up a storm with unusual ingredients and using herbs to cure all manner of things. She dabbled in Indian food back when it was weird and she was always inventing things, creating things and taking books out of the library to learn things. She had some very “interesting” books indeed but my sister (who is very religious) threw them all away to the tip when my mum died. Oh well…I did get her gardening book :). She was an amazing example of how to live your life and mum always said that I reminded her a lot of my grandma 🙂

      • Holding my tongue at mention of ‘books to tip’ . . .

        Your Gran sounds a lot like me, except for the Indian cooking. No wonder we are so similar . . .

        You were so lucky to have her.

      • She gave my sister and I our ability to solve our own problems and to look at problems as solutions waiting to happen. She also taught us to think out of the box. Some of the most valuable skills a child needs to learn. We owe here so much more than we could have ever given her 🙂 I have her walking stick. She got it from her mother…one day I reckon I might actually need it. It’s made of bent hazelwood.

      • Some of the best skills going . . . lucky you! I was saying to a friend today that another burial plan for when I eventually move on would be to bury an empty coffin, scatter my ashes beside it, then the headstone could read, “Here lies Linne, still out of the box!” 🙂

        One day, you will have to do a post on your gran and include a photo of her walking stick. I want to make one for myself one day; not a cane, but a real walking stick; something on the line of what Little John used; but I’d carve a bit on it and tie cool stuff like leather thongs and a few feathers near the top. could be very handy for a lot of purposes outside of walking . . .

      • And you could get all of us to send you a lovely semi precious gemstone from where we live (there is a gorgeous green stone in Tassie) and send them to you so that they could be fitted in the staff :).

      • I am serious there Linnie, semi precious gemstones are not expensive and if we all donate one to your amazing staff of happiness you will end up with something amazing 🙂

      • You wouldn’t have to send postage Linnie, they would weigh nothing to send. I used to send Steve semi precious stones all the time when we were apart :). Now you just have to find that staff!

      • Will let you know when I have it! I have friends here with a quarter section they are building on. I haven’t been out there for nearly two years, but I think next time I’m there I’ll see if I can find one. Or I may wait ’til I’m back in BC . . . who knows? life is certainly uncertain . . .

      • Had a quick peek; awesome!!
        Do you ever find small coloured stones on your property or the beaches (not that the hellhounds likely give you time to look down 😉 and I meant that in the nicest way, Earl and Bezial!

  2. Thanks for reblogging this Linne. I had a plantar wart cut out of my foot years ago and it was agony. My mum had to drive me home as I couldn’t use my foot. I will definitely keep this in mind for anyone who suffers from them. I like using natural cures 🙂

    • I do, too, Kym. I was lucky to have an incredible doctor years ago who used lots of alternative treatments. She introduced me to natural and wholistic approaches to healing. Her license was taken away for “unorthodox practices”!

      She used magnetic treatments on me before I had mouth surgery; my surgeon told me I healed faster than anyone he’d ever operated on; I never told him about the treatments, though . . . 😉

Thanks for stopping by my blog! I look forward to reading your comments. ~ Linne

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