Using duct tape to remove a wart
The top "layer" of the wart seemed to come off each time I removed the tape. When the wart was quite smooth, I filed it gently with an emery board, and it bled a little. Three weeks later, I looked for the wart and it was gone!
I suffer from leg cramps. Recently while attending a basketball game, I had to try to walk off a severe inner-thigh cramp. A security guard approached me to see if I needed first aid. When I said it was leg cramps, he took me to the concession stand and suggested I try yellow mustard. He said it was an old-time remedy his grandmother used. I ate the mustard. By the time I walked to the end of the concession stand, my leg cramp was gone! I have used this remedy repeatedly.
You are not the first to share the secret of yellow mustard. Some readers keep little packets of this condiment on their nightstand to ease leg cramps.
Joe Graedon, a pharmacologist, and Teresa Graedon, an expert in medical anthropology and nutrition, can be reached at http://www.peoplespharmacy.com or care of this newspaper.