Q. I excitedly used the turmeric remedy you wrote about for my daughter’s warts. She has about 13 of them on her hands. She woke up yellow! The sheets are stained yellow and so are her hands. Please tell readers this is a problem.
A. You are quite right that turmeric stains skin and clothing. The mother who wrote us earlier about using fresh turmeric on her daughter’s plantar wart cautioned:
“I had her wear a sock to bed. Turmeric is neon yellow and stains bedding.”
We suggest that anyone who tries turmeric on warts, whether shaving fresh turmeric root or mixing powdered turmeric with olive oil, cover the turmeric well with a secure bandage. Adding a sock or glove to the affected foot or hand is a good extra precaution. We’re sorry that you had to learn this the hard way.