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Date: Tue, 27 Sep 1994 12:11:24 EDT
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From: "Marlene J. Stern" <mstern.LINDSAY.PRINCETON.EDU>
Subject: Re: warts

> I need to know herbal remedies for warts. Someone recommended 3-in-1 oil, but it is not working. My son has 3 on his fingers on his right hand. They are in the way. Thanks.

My daughter suffers from warts on her larynx and vocal cords (recurrent respiratory papillomatosis) and underwent 11 operations under general anesthesia in less than 9 months to remove them. They grew back as quickly as they were removed. Long Island Jewish Medical Center is doing a study using cabbage juice. We began giving our daughter 4-6 ounces of savoy cabbage juice daily and she went into remission. She has been in remission now with no surgeries for 2 years.We don't know for sure whether the cabbage has caused the remission but we're not going to stop it. We have recently come in contact with a source to obtain the powder indole-3-carbinol which we now add to apple of orange juice. It is the indole 3 carbinol that they feel has an effect on reducing wart growth. An HPV specialist we know began drinking cabbage juice after she heard about Lindsay, and she said some warts she had on her hand became red and fell off. This is all experimental research, but it might be worth giving it a try since it's not harmful. Our Foundation's newsletter has an article explaining the research. Subscriptions to the twice yearly newsletter are available for $15.00/yr.

Marlene Stern,
Recurrent Respiratory Papillomatosis Foundation

From: "Betty G. Ash, CUER

Marlene: Where do you get cabbage juice? Do you make your own with a machine? Does any kind of cabbage work or only savoy?

From: "Marlene J. Stern" <mstern.LINDSAY.PRINCETON.EDU>


We make our own cabbage juice with an inexpensive vegetable juicer (we purchased a Braun for under $50). Savoy cabbage has 10 times more indole 3 carbinol than regular cabbage, so we use savoy. We juice about 4 or 5 heads at a time, freeze the juice into ice cube trays, and when frozen put it in tupperware containers in the freezer. Whenever we give Lindsay orange or apple juice, we throw a couple of cubes in. She gets about 4 cubes a day.