When I was a kid I used to get warts. My Yaya (Greek grandmother) used to hold my hand up to the moon every day for a week and mumble some greek poetry. Somehow a few weeks later, any wart I had magically fell off or disappeared. Yes, I'm totally serious. I don't know what she said or how it happened, but somehow, it worked. Fortunately I haven't had a "witches bump" for some time, but if one shows up on me, or one of my kids, I may not know what to say under the moon's light, but I will know how to handle it, . . .
This morning when I was out in the front garden and admiring the first ripe fig of the year, I was reminded of something my mom taught me during one of our many herb conversations. "The sap from a fig tree will get rid of your warts!" It's easy! Put a little sap, or "fig juice" as we used to call it, on your wart each day, twice a day to speed things up, and cover it with a band-aid. A few weeks later your wart should be gone! It's amazing what is growing in our own gardens. Never under-estimate the power of mother nature!