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Dear Lord, Wart can I do?



This is Virus season, so lets take a look at what we could do about the various viruses in our lives. Warts are caused by Human Papilloma Virus(HPV) and these viruses tend to stick around until and unless you take some desperate measures. Here are a few such measures- Like Papaya on the foot ! and ingredients of ketchup to chase the virus out.... Read more in this messy yet interesting post.


For those of you who have warts, you know as to how bothersome they can be. Some could be bothersome because of the cosmetic impact and the way they can attract unwanted attention, some warts could be irritating because of their location and some could cause pain, especially when they grow in places which are subjected to a high intensity of pressure ( For e.g. On the soles of the feet or on the palms )

Note: Here are a few tried and tested remedies. Most of these remedies have been tried out by members of the Prehealing Community. Prehealing community members not only rely on remedies listed on this site, but also follow a lifestyle that is healing centric.

Not being a Prehealing community member should not stop you from using these remedies, but you should be aware that a good lifestyle and a happy body would help make these remedies more efficacious.

It is also recommended that you follow the remedies on this site, under the supervision and guidance of your doctor or an Ayurvedic / Holistic practitioner.

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Papaya for Wart Removal:

( What makes it efficacious : Enzyme Papain )

Remedy Type: Enzyme based, Day time remedy

Papaya is good both internally as well as externally. Internally it would provide a variety of phytochemicals that would help improve digestion, increase absorption , improve immmune response all of which would help your body address the warts - inside out..

Externally it helps nourish the skin as well as cleanse it of dead cells in a manner that it addresses the warts- Outside in.

To use it internally, all that you have to do is to enjoy the fruit, the digestive system will do the rest of the work. They say, ' The devil is in the details' , so lets respect this age old adage and not go too deep into how Papaya works internally,- Eat it forget it :)

However if you want to use it externally, there is quite a bit of effort you need to put in. You also need to be sure that you monitor the action that papaya has on the skin and not overdo it. When you use it this way, its better to get into the details. Facing the devil is better than causing unintentional injury to the skin. So lets dive into the details.....

This remedy calls for a ripe papaya. You need to use the peels that have been left over after the pulp has been scooped out from the ripe fruit. Make sure that the peel retains a little bit of the pulp as well

Using the Peel:

Cut / Size the peel in a manner that will make it easy to hold ( Not too big and long or not too small ).

Gently press the peel on the wart and rub in the pulp on and around the wart. If the wart is on the underside of your feet and the skin around is thick you can use another peel or two and massage on the wart and around it. If however the wart is on area surrounded by skin that is tender, use just one or two such applications at a time.

After having made the application with pulpy papaya peels, you can let the juices and pulp remain on the area for a couple of minutes before washing it off.

Repeat this 2 to 3 times everyday.

Note: If the wart is quite thick, you can gently file it with Pumice stone. A little at a time, every day will help decrease the size of the wart without causing an injury

Using the paste:

Do this 15-20 minutes before your bath or a foot soak.

Take a small ammount of papaya pulp and cover just the wart with it. You can dress it up with some cotton and an adhesive tape so that the pulp remains in place.

Remove the dressing after 15-20 minutes, wash the area and then gently file the wart with a pumice stone.

Duration of treatment: Repeat Daily till the wart falls off

Pineapple for Wart Removal:

( What makes it efficacious : Enzyme Bromelain)

Remedy Type: Enzyme based, Day time remedy

Using Pineapple Peel / Slice:

You can either use pineapple peel that you are going to discard or use a slice of pineapple. Pineapple would be quite a bit more potent than papaya, so whilst you can get your results faster, it could also cause cuts on the skin around the wart if you overdo it. Use it in a manner similar to Papaya peel

Using Pineapple Pulp/Paste:

Presoak the area that has the wart in water for half a minute or so, before application of the pineapple paste.

To make a paste use a small slice of pineapple and use a mortar and pestle to make it into a pulp. Cover it on the wart. Keep it for 2-3 minutes and then wash it off. File the wart with a pumice stone.

Duration of treatment: Repeat Daily till the wart falls off

Oxalis Corniculata

( What makes it efficacious : Natural Acids and Tannins)

Remedy Type: Night Time remedy ( Longer Contact with Skin)

It appears as if this herb was just made for warts and corns !

Oxalis corniculata is also called as Wood sorrel and is a small herb that considered as a weed by many. If you do find the fresh herb in your area, here is how you can use it

Oxalis corniculata paste :

Take 2-3 tablespoons of the herb ( leaves and tender shoots). Grind them to a paste with a Mortar and pestle. Apply this paste on the wart. Since cotton would absorb the herb juices, cover it with a small piece of plastic that would contain the paste and cover it with a surgical tape so as to ensure that it is airtight.

Keep this overnight and take it out just before you go for bath.

Duration of treatment: Repeat Daily till the wart falls off .

For best results, during the day, use the Papaya or Pineapple treatment

Tomato

( What makes it efficacious : Natural Acids )

Remedy Type: Night Time remedy ( Longer Contact with Skin)

Apply tomato paste over the wart, dress it up in a manner mentioned above and leave it overnight

Duration of treatment: Repeat Daily till the wart falls off .

For best results, use the Papaya or Pineapple treatment at least once during day time

Apple Cider Vinegar

( What makes it efficacious : Acetic and Malic Acids )

Remedy Type: Night Time remedy ( Longer Contact with Skin)

Wet a piece of cotton with Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar. Place the cotton swab on the wart and dress it up in a manner mentioned above. Leave it on overnight.

Duration of treatment: Repeat Daily till the wart falls off .

For best results, use the Papaya or Pineapple treatment at least once during day time

Oil Mixture

( What makes it efficacious : Antiviral and immunomodulatig properties of oils )

Remedy Type: Day or Night time Remedy ( Longer Contact with Skin)

Oils Required:

1. Pongamia Oil - 15 grams or 15 ml

2. Neem Oil - 5 grams or 5 ml

3. Pure Tea tree Oil - 5 grams or 5 ml

4. Preferably Mango butter or Kokkum Butter ( Can also use Cocoa butter as an alternative) - 15 grams ( If you liquefy it by heating then you can take 15 ml)

Melt the mango butter and then blend in the remaining three oils. Store them in a glass jar.

Apply this after you have done the Papaya or Pineapple treatment. This can be applied topically and either left open or covered with a thin piece of gauze and a surgical tape

Summary:

You can use the remedies listed above either singly or in combination. What works best is a combined approach. Here is an example

1. In the morning: Enzyme treatment ( Papaya or Pineapple treatment) followed by Filing with pumice stone.

2. Post Enzyme treatment : Oil application so that the oil stays on the wart throughout the day

3. If possible: Enzyme treatment before sleeping

4. Before sleeping: Dress the wart with Oxalis corniculata / Tomato paste / Apple Cider Vinegar.

or

Before sleeping: Apply the Oils on a cotton swab, cover with plastic and seal it in with surgical tape

The steps given above is just an example of how you can create a routine that you follow on a daily basis so as to be able to get rid of the wart. You can come up with your own routines based on the availability of materials and your personal preference.

And yes, do send your feedback with what worked best for you to feedback@prehealing.com

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