In former times, when there were no hospitals and pharmacies, people had to rely only on their own strength and the help of nature. The very first cure for warts based on celandine is fresh plant juice, which needs to be regularly lubricated with a build-up until it grows dark and falls off. It is believed that if you regularly drip fresh celandine juice on a wart or just lubricate it with a build-up 4 times a day, it will disappear after 3-4 weeks. First, darkening of pathological tissues takes place, and then they die and fall off.
The inconvenience of this method of treating neoplasms is that the fresh juice of the plant can be obtained only during the flowering period, which lasts from May to September. In the rest of the time, we will have to look for other methods and recipes to deal with the problem, especially since herbal treatment, like homeopathy with a low concentration of active substance, can last several months. After all, fresh juice of the plant is not subject to long-term storage, even in a refrigerator ..
The man began to look for ways how to extend the effect of medicinal juice, preserve its properties for a long time, to use at any time of the year, when there will be a need. So there was a recipe for the correct harvesting of celandine juice, in which it retains its properties for six months.
Collected during the flowering grass, along with stems and roots, cleaned from the ground and debris, washed, dried until the moisture disappears and crushed. After that, the prepared raw material is placed in a blender or a couple of times it is scrolled through a meat grinder. The resulting gruel is squeezed with gauze (2-3 layers) or fine sieve immediately after grinding or after the composition has been standing for a couple of days in the refrigerator and letting the juice out.
The resulting juice is poured into a glass container with a tightly closed lid and left to ferment in a dark place at room temperature. After about 6-7 days, liquid fermentation begins, which lasts about a week. During this time, the lid will need to be opened periodically to release the resulting gas.
Fermented juice is considered ready for use. To preserve its properties for a long time, the container with the medicine is placed in a refrigerator and kept ukuporennoy. Using juice celandine from warts as an external remedy is convenient to use a pipette that minimizes the consumption of medicinal composition and is convenient for applying the funds to a limited area of the skin, because warts are considered small outgrowths, and lubricating nearby healthy tissues is not recommended.
It should be understood that for harvesting a sufficient amount of juice, even during the period when the plant has the most juicy leaves and stems, it will take more than one celandine bush. And here the inhabitants of megacities have another difficulty. Not all cities can be called green with a riotous variety of vegetation. In this regard, even such a weed grass, like celandine, can not always be easily found, simply going out into the street, not to mention collecting enough raw materials. And if you manage to stock up the celandine juice, you want it to remain as long as possible.
Fortunately there is another way of storing medicinal juice, which helps to extend its shelf life. The best preservative for vegetable raw materials is alcohol, so it is not surprising that the next popular remedy was alcohol custard celandine. To make it, you need the juice of celandine (fresh or harvested according to the previous recipe) to mix in equal quantities with alcohol (vodka) and insist in a dark place for three weeks, after which you move the composition into the refrigerator.
It is believed that the tincture cooked according to this recipe retains its properties for up to 2 years. A extract of celandine, used from warts and prepared from 1 part of vodka and 2 parts of the finished juice of the plant, can be used for 1 year.
Fresh and fermented celandine juice, tincture and extract of the plant, cooked at home, apply 4 times a day for three to four weeks before the disappearance of the build-up.
Those who are afraid of using natural celandine juice or its tincture on alcohol (for example, if a young child or a pregnant woman has to be rid of warts), you can advise other recipes. A milder, but no less effective, action is the celandine oil, which is used as the basis for compresses from warts.
There are several ways of making this oil. We will tell about one of them, in which fresh leaves of celandine are used. We need to fill the jar with them, leaving a couple of centimeters of free space on top. To the prepared raw material, add unrefined vegetable oil (you can use olive or sunflower, but the latter should be preheated on low heat for an hour) so that it completely covers the grass. We tightly close the can and leave to infuse for 2 weeks.
After a while, the composition is filtered and used for compresses. To do this, moisten a small piece of folded in several layers of binder and apply on the wart for 12 hours, after which the compress will need to be replaced. For convenience, the bandage is fixed with plaster to the clean skin around the wart. The course of oil cure celandine in most cases is limited to one week.
At home, you can also prepare an effective ointment from warts, the main active substance of which will be celandine. For its preparation, you can take harvested plant juice or dry, powdered leaves of the plant. As an auxiliary substance, glycerin or petroleum jelly is usually used. On 4 parts of the plant composition, 1 part of the drug preparation is taken (any baby cream can be used).
Ointment from celandine is considered the most effective for warts on the soles of the feet, with which it is not so easy to cope because the skin in this area is more dense and rough. Therefore, before applying any means, it is better to steam it first and dry it with a tissue. Vaseline and glycerin will further soften it, which will help alkaloids celandine penetrate deeper layers of pathological growth.
If the ointment is prepared on the basis of dry grass and melted pig fat, the ratio of components will be different - 1 to 2. This ointment is recommended for simply applying to warts, but also lightly rub the skin of the lesions.
Since the appearance of warts causes human papillomavirus, the virions of which can hide in cells that are not involved in the formation of papillomas and warts, or sit outside the reach of external means, treatment of the neoplasm should be carried out in a complex manner. For internal reception use an alcohol tincture or broth of a grass.
Any means based on celandine has an antiviral effect, i.e. They contribute to the increase of general and local immunity, which in turn does not allow the virus to multiply actively.
Tincture for improving immunity should be taken on a special schedule, starting with 5 drops and bringing the dose to 20 drops per day, adding only 1 drop per day. If there is no result, continue treatment with the maximum dose for another month. After this, you need to take a ten-day break and, if necessary, continue treatment (no more than 3 courses during the year).
Broth celandine is prepared from 1 tbsp. Dry grass and a glass of water, boiling the composition for about 5 minutes on low heat and straining through gauze. Given that the celandine plant is poisonous, take the broth in small portions of 1 tablespoon. Three times a day. The same composition hot can be used for steaming warts, applying to them for a few minutes a bandage soaked in a medicinal composition.
The intake of celandine inside will help to increase overall immunity, while the external application of compositions with celandine will strengthen local immunity, which reduces the risk of re-formation of papilloma or warts at the same site.
Pharmaceutical products based on celandine
This before people had to rack their brains in search of plant raw materials, from which it will be necessary to prepare a "medicine" afterwards, in accordance with alternative recipes. Now everything is much simpler. With the development of the pharmacological industry, specialized retail outlets (pharmacies) have appeared, on the shelves of which alongside with synthetic medicines there are many phytopreparations. Moreover, some funds with celandine can be purchased even in cosmetics stores.
For example, various pharmaceutical companies produce a plant extract, i.e. Alcohol solution of celandine juice, used both for warts and for attracting other pathologies, including internal reception of the drug according to a special scheme for oncological pathologies. The form of release of this drug may differ depending on the manufacturer, but usually the tincture is sold in bottles of dark glass of 30 ml.
From warts, pharmacy celandine is used according to the same scheme as prepared at home.
On chemist's shelves, you can also find celandine oil, used for compresses, cosmetic creams with celandine, and dry celandine grass, which can serve as the basis for the preparation of medicinal ointment from warts at home. Speaking about creams you need to understand that the cream is a cosmetic anti-inflammatory agent with a small concentration of plant raw materials, which is more effective for fighting acne and inflammations on the skin. But in the treatment of papillomas and warts, they are unlikely to show a good result.
Liquid celandine from warts in pharmacies can be found under other names: "Super Chistotel", "Super Chistotelo", "Mountain Cleaner", etc. Yes, not everything that is called a celandine is what it is.
Take, for example, the drug Super Chistotel. In fact, it is not a medicinal product, but a cosmetic agent, in which the celandine is not included in any capacity. "Super Cleaner" is a hygienic liquid based on chemicals, and does not apply to herbal preparations, although it is used for warts and papillomas.
In indications for the use of this remedy besides the removal of warts and papillomas, treatment of dry corns, senile keratomas, corns, and molluscum contagiosum is indicated.
But what will the composition tell us? Natural in it is only water, which has passed additional purification and is listed in the composition as an auxiliary component. The active substance is a duet of alkalis - sodium and potassium.
The mechanism of action of celandine is its antiviral activity and the effect on the blood supply of wart tissues. First, the plant when applied to the skin increases local immunity, and specific cells of the immune system in our body begin to actively fight the virus. Secondly, the juice of the celandine is able to disrupt the circulatory processes in the region of the anomalous growth. Cells of warts due to this lack of necessary oxygen for their life and nutrients. In such conditions they simply can not exist for a long time, therefore die within a certain time allocated for treatment.
This is the effect of drops of celandine, oil and ointments based on it, applied from warts, regardless of whether the drug was purchased in a pharmacy or prepared at home. But the pharmacodynamics of the chemical, which for quite unknown reasons has the word "celandine" in its name (whether it is a marketing move to confuse the buyer, or the producers want to say that the warts are not less effective than the known plant), completely is different from the action of celandine. In case of exposure to a wart with a solution of alkalis of its tissue, a chemical burn is obtained. The drug simply cauterizes the warts.
Some manufacturers add to the product chloride and sodium bicarbonate (salt and soda), which supposedly should neutralize the action of strong alkalis and promote the restoration of the skin, or use only sodium alkali, known as sodium hydroxide or caustic soda. In any case, no plant components are involved.
A chemical burn caused by alkalis leads to tissue necrosis in the area of the wart. The dead cells are subsequently peeled off and removed in a natural way. Sodium hydroxide softens, more precisely, corrodes wart tissue, and potassium alkali causes a burn in the area of accumulation of pathological cells.
The drug based on caustic chemistry acts faster than plant raw materials. Its consumption is small, so most often such "clean" from warts can be found in ampoules. One ampoule is enough to treat several warts, because in one procedure only 1 drop of the drug is used. The ampoule or vial may contain 1.2 or 3.6 ml.
"Super Chystotel" is used only externally, so the producers of information do not give information about the pharmacokinetics. Deep penetration into the tissues of alkali does not imply and the drug does not enter the blood, so there is no point in talking about its distribution in the tissues of the body and excretion from it.
But when you use inside the tincture and decoction of celandine, you need to take into account the high toxicity of these drugs, so the dosage of funds for internal reception should be small. Otherwise, not only the liver and excretory system, but also other vital organs, can be affected.
But let us return to our remedy, in which the celandine is not present in the form of juice, nor in the form of an extract. Despite the vigorous chemical composition "Superchistotel" is actively used to remove warts, because according to the manufacturer's assurances, it allows only one day to get rid of the problem for which treatment with juice celandine will take weeks.
In fact, the treatment of warts does not always end in such a short time. It all depends on the size of the lesion. To remove large warts it can take 2-3 days, small ones are burned with one application.
The instruction provides for the application of caustic solution 1 time per day. For convenience of use, the ampoule with medical fluid is provided with a tightly fitting stopper with an applicator, through which warts are treated. Usually only 1 drop is enough, after all the agent needs to be applied only on the wart area, avoiding getting on healthy tissues, skin of hands, mucous membranes.
Under the influence of alkalis, the cells of the pathological growth are burned and darkened, which indicates necrosis (death) of the neoplastic tissues. This is a signal in order to stop the use of the drug. Usually for a few days the modified wart falls away, leaving behind a small wound. If the wound is bleeding or there is a tangible pain in that place. The treatment of the neoplasm is suspended until the symptoms disappear. After 1-1,5 weeks, if the wart remains, you can repeat its treatment.
After applying the drug, wait a few minutes for the solution to completely absorb. Do not rub it in any case, because the mechanical effect will only aggravate the trauma of the tissues and may contribute to the occurrence of a deep burn. But in order to protect from the damaging effect of the drug surrounding the built-up skin, it must first be lubricated with glycerin, petroleum jelly or other fat cream.
An analogue of this medical-cosmetic means is the preparation "Super Chistotelo", which on the shelves of pharmacies can be found in the form of a transparent liquid in a 1 or 3 ml ampoule, or in the form of a pencil (some called a felt-tip pen). A pencil is a modified version of an ampoule with a liquid that is now applied with a solid porous rod, rather than an applicator that requires pre-opening of the bottle.
We came to a very important issue, how to open the "Super Purity" from warts? The fact is that ampoules corked with a cork, are quite difficult to open, which many consider a great shortage of funds. There is a risk during the opening of the bottle to spill the liquid inside, which, if ingested, can cause burns.
It is much easier to use a tool with the same composition, but in the form of a pencil, more convenient for processing small growths. But the pencil needs to be able to use correctly. First turn it with the cap down and shake well, so that the liquid can descend the pores of the rod downwards and moisten it completely. Then, the cap is opened and the rod is drawn over the wart, moistening it with a medicinal liquid. After use, re-attach the cap until a specific click occurs.
Many patients say that the pencil "Super Cleaner" from warts is more convenient to use, as it reduces the risk of skin burn around the wart. If you use an applicator, some of the liquid from it can drain over the build-up and fall on healthy tissues.
Another unusual remedy for warts, sold at the pharmacy and having the word "celandine" in its name, is "Mountain Cleaner", which comes in the form of balm and cosmetic oil. In contrast to the "Super Chistotel", these funds are made on the basis of plant material. In the composition of balm, in addition to the juice of celandine, the extracts of other herbs that help purify the skin are turned off.
Altai celandine, like other herbs that make up balsam from warts, papillomas and calluses, is characterized by its natural composition without harmful impurities that are found in local plants harvested in areas with developed industry. Clear mountain air and water from the bowels of the earth give the celandine an incredible healing power, which is reinforced by the action of the lance spear, rhododendron, gentian.
The fact that the drug has a natural basis, indicate its color (brown liquid, as opposed to colorless chemistry) and the smell (that's just something many do not like, because it is similar to the "aroma" of ammonia). But people are attracted to the natural composition and good efficiency of budget funds.
Apply "Mountain Cleaner", like the above-described chemicals, only once a day, although according to other sources the solution should be used twice a day. Apply the product to the skin conveniently with an applicator fastened to the tube of an ampoule with a volume of 1.2 ml, or use a match if you want to buy a bottle with a preparation of 15 ml, which does not provide accessories.
"Mountain celandine" although it is a herbal remedy, acts quite aggressively, so it is also not recommended for use on healthy skin. Only new growths and pimples are moistened with a liquid, but even in this case there is a noticeable burning sensation. Treatment of warts usually lasts no more than 3 days, and for the removal of papillomas may require up to 10-14 daily procedures. In each case, the course of treatment will be individual.
Should the wart darken from the Mountain Cleft? Should, but not as active as from Super Chistotel. The chemicals in the latter cause a severe burn of the wart cells, as a result of which they very quickly turn black. Juice celandine acts somewhat differently. At first, it simply stains the neoplasm in a darker color, and then causes necrosis of its cells due to oxygen and vitamin starvation. Necrotic processes are indicated by a change in the color of the wart, which first darkens, and after the dead cells depart, leaves behind a lighter speck. This is a kind of indicator of the effectiveness of the tool used.
In addition to the juice of the plant, vitamin E. Has been added to the "Mountain Cleaner" cosmetic oil. Clycle oil can also be used to control warts, but in this case, the course of treatment will be longer due to the low concentration of the active substance. But the probability that after removing the wart in its place will remain a scar, will be less due to the effects of vitamin E, which stimulates regeneration processes in the skin.
Regardless of whether a chemist's drug is used or a plant remedy, the effectiveness of wart treatment depends largely on the preparation of the skin for the procedure. The fact is that warts, especially on the soles, are covered with a horny layer, which must first be softened with creams, steaming and removing coarse tissue with pumice. This allows for a deeper penetration of solutions into the tissue of the neoplasm, which means that the wart will come off much faster.