by Jeanne Rose

3rd in a Series - Treatments

Warts and Moles are caused by a virus and are an external sign of an internal potassium deficiency. The real cure (and prevention) is to eat enough foods that contain potassium or take Potassium in supplement form. Bananas are a good source of potassium. Natural Apple Cider Vinegar is also high in potassium and beneficial to many health problems. Natural apple cider vinegar can also be taken in tablet form and can be applied externally as well to the wart. These are some of the problems and natural treatments that are discussed in the Aromatherapy Studies Course as well. 

When I was a child I had  lots of warts on my hand. I did not  know  how  to treat them. I don’t know where I heard this folklore but I know that I stole an apple from a store, cut it into as many pieces as I had warts and then rubbed each piece on each wart. Then buried the apple deep in  the ground – an waited. As expected, the warts fell off. … Herbs & Things, Jeanne Rose’s Herbal 

But over time, I learned another way that is quite infallible.

Jeanne Rose remedy for Wart Removal:

1. First, make sure you are clean, that your skin is clean. Take a bath (use salts in the tub) and soak those warts for at least 15 minutes. It will make them soft. Then take pumice stone, rub, and scrape off as much wart as you can. This should not cause pain. If it is painful you are scraping too hard.

2.  Dry the wart with a hair dryer on low until the wart is dry.

3.  Apply a ring of Vaseline around the outside of the wart to protect healthy skin.

4.  With your finger, apply essential oil of (Artemisia arborescens) which is a blue-colored oil to the wart. See formula in Step 10.

5.  Cover with a corn pad.

6. Cover with airtight waterproof tape or bandage.

7.   Leave this on for 2-3 days.

8.  Take off the bandage and the wart will be reduced or gone. If it is still there,

9. Then repeat step 1- 7 every 2nd or 3rd day until it is gone.

10.  FORMULA: 20% Litsea cubeba which is anti-viral; 20% Thuja occidentalis (lvs); 60% Artemisia arborescens (Morocco or Oregon)

Some other remedies: 
Applied Apple cider vinegar is popular home remedy for warts. "I was plagued by a wart on my index finger. I soaked a piece of cotton in apple cider vinegar, put it on my finger and wrapped it waterproof tape (or duct tape). In the middle of the night, I woke up from a dead sleep. My wart was throbbing. The next day the wart was gone without disfigurement."

From Amy K: "I've used this natural treatment on myself twice with success (and my sister has used this method too with similar results). Mash up a clove of garlic so it is pulpy and moist. Apply amount needed to cover the wart and affix with a waterproof band-aid. I find using a corn pad works as it keeps the garlic on the wart, and then covering with a band-aid to keep it all in place. Keep on overnight if possible. As the garlic is a somewhat acidic it MAY cause some discomfort, but it does not harm the skin. In my experience, one application worked. The warts started shedding immediately, and my warts were all gone within 3 weeks time."

Soaking some gauze with a mixture of baking soda and castor oil made into a paste and tape this gauze over the mole. Leave the gauze on overnight. This treatment is reported to reduce and possibly remove moles and warts over time.

Anonymous: "Simply apply the purest honey you can find on your wart, keep applying it morning and night until the wart disappears. You should start to see changes within a couple of days. Duct tape takes weeks."

A nurse sent us the following remedy: "Peel the skin off a potato as thin as possible. Take a small piece of potato skin and rub the POTATO side on the wart twice a day. In one or two weeks, the wart will turn black and fall off. There is apparently a chemical in the potato near the skin that kills the wart. I have used this for warts large and small on several people, and it never fails."


Source: for books and the formula, please order from Jeanne Rose at 415-564-6785. The blue-colored oils are available from the same number in three different Blue Oils Kits. The formula is $25 for a 1-dram vial and that includes S&H.


Author Bio: Since 1969, Jeanne Rose has also authored over 20 books including the well-respected 375 Essential Oils & Hydrosols, a complete reference book of plant extracts and hydrosols with phyto-chemical, clinical and botanical indices. Recently, she has produced a workbook on Blending Essential Oils from her popular Blending Class and another transformative book on Natural Perfumery.  Jeanne has a unique and mindful approach as she reaches out into the hearts of thousands of readers through her Jeanne Rose News-Online email forum and seminars.  In addition to teaching through books and her three home-study courses, Jeanne travels throughout the United States and Canada during the Fall and Spring of each year to teach weekend Seminars on various aspects of aromatherapy and herbalism.


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