Do It Your self Herbal Medicine

PART 3. THE REMEDIES

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COMMON AILMENTS

WARTS

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Warts are unsightly skin growths caused by a virus that infects the upper layer of skin. Be careful when treating them—you can inadvertently cause the virus to spread by touching a wart and then touching another body part, so take precautions to prevent this from happening. If these remedies fail to remove your warts, see your doctor for something stronger.

Garlic Compress

YIELD: 1 TREATMENT
STORAGE: NOT RECOMMENDED
TIME: OVERNIGHT

Garlic contains a powerful antiviral compound that can remove warts. This treatment must be repeated nightly over the course of 2 to 6 weeks.

1 clove garlic, peeled

small bandage

1.Cut a small piece of garlic to fit the wart.

2.Cover the wart with the garlic.

3.Put the bandage in place.

4.If needed, use athletic tape to make the bandage more secure.

5.Remove the bandage and the garlic in the morning. Speed the process by using this treatment during daytime hours as well.

Yarrow Compress

YIELD: 1 TREATMENT
STORAGE: NOT RECOMMENDED
TIME: OVERNIGHT

Fresh yarrow contains salicylic acid (the active ingredient that works like aspirin) which helps to remove warts naturally. This treatment must be repeated nightly over the course of 2 to 6 weeks for maximum results.

1 tablespoon fresh yarrow

small bandage

1.Use a garlic press to obtain the juice from the yarrow.

2.With a cotton swab, apply the juice to the wart.

3.Cover the wart with the bandage.

4.Remove the bandage in the morning. Speed wart removal by using this treatment during daytime hours as well.