Remedy: Milkweed (euphorbia peplus)
Milkweed (euphorbia peplus). Description, pictures/images, where to find it, Milkweed as a traditional home remedy / treatment for actinic keratosis, other keratoses, skin cancers, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma. How to use it, application, warnings.
Comment posted by Sue of New Lambton, NSW, Australia on 11 May 2018 at 6:27 4997
Without research, I used the milkweed sap on a couple of warts not expecting the reaction I got, burning and redness spreading over the skin and quite painful. I also got some in my eye not knowing it was so toxic, and yes lucky I am not blind. Six hours of excruciating burning pain, bloodshot, swelling and watering and 2 days unable to see. 1 wart is 1/2 gone. I will take much more care with this in future.
Comment posted by Mid North Coastie of Wauchope, NSW, Australia on 17 January 2015 at 18:24 3163
I used milkweed on some small warts on the palm of my hand. I applied it every day for about 5 days and they got sidetracked and forgot about them. About a month or so later I remembered them and was very happy to see they had gone. I also tried it on a plantar wart but it did not work.
Comment posted by David Niven Miller of Perth, WA, Australia on 1 November 2012 at 15:14 790
Milkweed euphorbia peplus is an effective treatment for actinic keratosis. I have a friend who used it to successfully remove an actinic keratosis, and warts.
Another friend who used milkweed for the first time - he put a few drops of sap above his eyebrow, and rubbed it in with his finger. That night the entire side of his face swelled up, and his eye was swollen closed. It took two days for the swelling to subside. To his credit, he continued to use it in much smaller doses, following the instructions at the link on the top of this page. Again, milkweed was successful in removing a variety of keratoses. He also used it with success to treat basal cell carcinoma and squamous cell carcinoma.