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Ringworm and the nasturtium flower cure

Reference #: 2,530
Submit Date: 26 Feb 2009
Browse Category: ringworm
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Treatment used: nasturtium flower
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Country of Remedy: USA
Remedy Source: "Ask the Doctor", Dr. Peter Gott, Newspaper Columnist, March 26, 2009
More Links about this Remedy: http://www.montereyherald.com/health/ci_11789582
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Remedy Description

Source: "Ask the Doctor", Dr. Peter Gott, Newspaper Columnist, March 26, 2009

Link: http://www.montereyherald.com/health/ci_11789582


Dear Dr. Gott: I have another home remedy for you to add to your list.

I had an experience more than 60 years ago with ringworm. I suffered for

months with it. I had seen several dermatologists and tried several medications,

but nothing seemed to work. It continued to itch and grow.

An acquaintance told me of an old remedy she knew of after seeing the growing rash

on my arm. She told me to apply sap from the brittle stem of a common nasturtium

flower. Simply break the stem and dab the "goo" onto the entire affected area.

It burned like the dickens, but I stuck with it. After a few applications and

less than a week, the whole thing dried up perfectly. No more itching! It was wonderful.


Dear Reader: This truly is a natural remedy! I had not heard of this before and

therefore have printed your letter for my readers to try.

Ringworm isn't really a worm at all. Rather, it is a fungus that affects the skin.

It can cause itching, scaling and, rarely, painful tumors.

As for the nasturtium flower (also sometimes known as the Tropaeolum), it is a

common flower. It is easy to grow in most gardens and is often grown by children

because it can tolerate a little neglect. I have also heard it can be used as a

flavoring for butters and vinegars or even stuffed and eaten.

This sounds like a safe and lovely remedy. Thanks for writing.

Write to Dr. Gott c/o United Media, 200 Madison Ave., 4th fl., New York, N.Y. 10016

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