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Natural Cure For Plantar Warts

Plantar warts. I’m sure you or someone else in your family may have had them. The problem isn’t the wart; it is trying to get rid of them. The thought of putting a mild acidic fluid on a wart or even freezing them often stirs thoughts of pain. It is like you experience pain twice. One has pain during the process of killing the wart and pain afterwards during the healing process. It doesn’t help with the constant pounding of your feet while you walk when the wart is trying to heal.

What are Plantar Warts?

Plantar Warts can grow on the bottom of your feet and look like a small growth of a thick layer of skin. Underneath that layer, the plantar wart grows beneath the skin inwards. It is caused by a virus (HPV) and can enter your body through cuts or breaks in your skin.

The confusion with some is trying to determine if the wart is a callous or an actual wart. Signs or symptoms of a plantar wart include: 1) a lesion on the bottom of your foot, 2) a skin growth over a certain spot, 3) black “pin prick” spots, and 4) pain when walking.

Natural Cure

There is lots of folklore when treating warts on the bottom of the feet. One of my best friends told me how she used duct tape to take care of plantar warts on a family member. If you google, you will find a host of treatments ranging from duct tape and apple cider vinegar. Hey, whatever works for you is cool with me.

When one of my family members got about seven small plantar warts all in the same area on the bottom of a foot, I decided to see how herbs could help kill the virus and take care of the warts. Although one has to have patience with this treatment, the advantage is that the treatment doesn’t hurt or cause pain. It is a simple remedy one applies at night and one really doesn’t even know it is there.

What is the magic? Three ingredients are all it takes plus a band aid and gauze pad. The three ingredients include Colloidal Silver, Calendula, and Basil. It is best to use all liquids in this mixture so I use essential oils for the Calendula and Basil. See below for the recipe:

Plantar Warts Natural Cure Recipe

Plantar Warts Natural Cure From
  • 1 Mason or Ball Jar with Lid

  • 1/8 cup of Colloidal Silver

  • Two drops of Calendula essential oil

  • Two drops of Basil essential oil

  • 1 Gauze Pad or Cosmetic “Rounds” pads

  • 1 Large Adhesive Pads (Band-Aid)

  1. Take a mason jar and fill it about one-eighth (1/8) of a cup of Colloidal Silver.

  2. Add to the Colloidal Silver liquid, two drops of Calendula essential oil and two drops of Basil essential oil.

  3. Place and soak a gauze pad into the liquid mixture. (I use the 100% cotton “Rounds” that one buys for cosmetic needs instead of a gauze pad. I find it holds the moisture better.)

  4. Before bed, shake off the excess on the gauze pad and place on spots with plantar warts.

  5. Cover the gauze pad with the large adhesive pad to ensure liquid remains inside the pad.

  6. Sleep with it on all night.

  7. In the morning, take off the adhesive pad and the gauze pad.

  8. Repeat every night until the wart no longer remains.

Why Does This Work?

The combination of the three ingredients is what kills the wart:

  1. Colloidal Silver: Colloidal Silver is a great anti-microbial and antibacterial; which in alternative medicine is used like an antibiotic. It is an excellent germicide.

  2. Calendula: Alternative medicine folklore says that Calendula is a very powerful medicinal herb that is anti-virus, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant capabilities. It is touted as an amazing skin healer when it comes to cuts, insect bites, sunburns, boils, acne, eczema, and even psoriasis.

  3. Basil: Prized in India as one of the best medicinal herbs, Basil is famous for its ability to kill infections. Alternative medicine uses basil to fight against colds and infections because of its anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory capabilities.

I hope you find this treatment for Plantar Warts successful in killing off your Plantar Warts. Have a wonderful day.

Blessings, Herbal Farmwife

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DISCLAIMER: This information should not be considered to be healthcare advice, medical diagnosis, or treatment. This information is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other healthcare professionals. Always consult a healthcare professional first before trying any herbs, spices, vitamins, or minerals mentioned in this posting. This information is merely a discussion of “thoughts” among friends. Please note that none of these statements have been evaluated by the USA’s Food and Drug Administration.

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