August 8, 2011

Remove Warts with Brucea Fruit (Ya Dan Zi 苦參子) Herbal Plaster & Acupuncture

mashed Ya Dan ZiThe slightly toxic Brucea Fruit/Seed (Ya Dan Zi 苦參子) seed can be used externally to treat a variety of warts and corns. For one application, take 5-8 seeds and carefully remove the black seed coating.  This can be done with a mortar & pestle - just be careful not to crack the seed with too much force or the inner medicine will become smashed intermingling with the black seed coat. Once you have obtained enough of only the white inner portion, mash for a few minutes to forms a paste.  If you are using particularly oily seeds, the mixture may seem slightly sticky and ready to apply to the skin.  If the paste seems a little dry, mix in a few drops of sesame oil.

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