Date: Tue, 27 Sep 1994 10:01:00 PDT
Sender: Medicinal and Aromatic Plants discussion list <HERB.TREARN.BITNET>
From: Bill Upton-Knittle <EIBUK.MVS.OAC.UCLA.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.

Warts respond quite well to suggestion.

When I was in college and had a couple burned off, my about-to-retire older physician told me "the way we used to get rid of warts in the old days":

They would blindfold the person, then stick a needle into the wart and at the same time stick a wooden tongue depressor into a spinning fan. He said they would then take the blindfold off and tell the person the wart would shrink by itself and disappear within a week or so. (He told me it had never failed)!