upper thoracic - to improve the operation of the lungs
A verruca is a form
of skin irritation. It is a single root fungus which usually attacks the
fingers and toes. It occurs when the outer skin is too alkaline and not
entirely clean. Lowered resistance increases the likelihood of
The first way to
deal with a verruca is to make the skin acidic by having an Epsom salts baths.
Then clean the entire area with cider vinegar. Once a verruca begins to spread
it is difficult to contain and becomes most painful.
The simplest and
most effective remedy is baked onion. Bake a small onion, remove the centre and
put the onion on the verruca. Allow the onion to foment to your tolerance
limit. Leave it in place overnight. Repeat each day for 3-5 days.
Another good remedy
is tincture of thuja, which you can buy from any healthfood store or
homoeopathic chemist. Apply before going to bed. It will help to increase the
acidity of the skin. Remember that for a healthy balance the skin needs to be
acidic and the inside of the body slightly alkaline.
Verrucas on the
feet are particularly difficult to deal with because pressure is applied to
them constantly. The only solution is to have a chiropodist remove the root.
Once this has been done, consider the following recommendations.
Change your socks twice a day.
Change your shoes frequently (wear the same pair only
once every 4 days).
Do not wear rubber-soled shoes (they prevent the feet
from breathing adequately).
Mash ripe banana
into a pulp, apply to the verruca and cover with a plaster. Alternatively, use
unheated liquid honey. It is important to keep the plaster on for 48 hours, so
do not allow the foot to get wet when you shower or bath during this period.
After removing the plaster, wash the verruca with cider vinegar.
Apply your saliva
to the warts as many times as possible during the day. You can also put crushed
garlic on them, held in place with a plaster. Alternatively, use the juice from
a fresh mango or papaya.
Boil 1 tablespoon
of dandelion roots and leaf (from a herbalist) in 500ml water and reduce to
125ml. Add to 375ml of equal amounts of the following juices:
Add a pinch each of
salt, black pepper and mustard powder and 1 teaspoon of paprika.
Apply thuja tincture 4 times a day
until the wart has vanished.