In researching through my books, as well as the Internet, there seems to be numerous cures for warts. Apparently, mountain people were plagued with them, as one book I own has three pages worth of cures!
When I was approximately nine years old, my dentist noticed a wart that I had on my hand. He told me that he knew of a way to get rid of it, if I was interested. Of course I was!
He said that I must steal a dish towel from my grandmother, bring it home with me, rub it on the wart, and bury the towel in the back yard. And no one must ever know that I stole it, or it wouldn't work. Well, I couldn't bring myself to steal a dish towel from my grandma, of course, so I have no idea if this method works or not!
One easy way to get rid of them is to tie as many knots in a string as you have warts and then, in secret, burn the string. Another is to cut an onion in half. Eat one half and rub the other half on the wart, then throw the other half over your right shoulder, walking away and never looking back at the onion.
Many of the methods seem to involve spitting on the wart, or using pennies in various ways to get rid of them.
Do you know any old wives tales of ways to get rid of warts?