Warts are unaesthetic skin formations of various sizes and locations, the appearance of which is caused by the papillomavirus (it occurs in most people's bodies). Single small warts are usually not very worrying, problems start when they grow, are large, are on the face or in places of constant friction (waist, hips). The activation of the formation growth occurs through a decrease in the body's own immune defense. Warts look like plaques, nodules that grow over time and can merge into whole colonies.
Some of the provoking factors that can cause warts and papillomas to appear include:
- metabolic problems;
- increased sweating (also from wearing shoes and clothes that are too warm);
- poor immunity;
- the presence in the body of concomitant viral infections.
The good news is that the problem can easily be defeated. If you do not want to resort to the services of doctors (warts are removed with a laser, nitrogen, gas-liquid mixtures), try traditional medicine recipes. The most popular remedy is celandine.
Composition of celandine
Celandine is a plant that belongs to the poppy family. It is an herbaceous perennial shrub with lyre-like leaves of a dark green hue. The flowers are yellow and are then replaced by pods with testicles. Most beneficial is the sap of the plant, which is collected during flowering.
This herb has the following chemical composition:
- essential oils;
- natural antibiotics;
- organic acids;
- Vitamins C and A.
These components determine the healing properties of celandine. The plant is used to fight bacteria, fungi, tumors and relieve pain. Local use of juice enriches the body with vitamins, strengthens local immunity, destroys the virus in the wart and helps burn out the formation. Because of the natural anesthetics that make up the plant, the pain is minimal.
Celandine juice is toxic, so be careful. Do not let it come in contact with your skin as this could cause burns. To treat warts, juice is used in its pure form, decoctions, ointments are made with its use. After applying the product, the formation on the skin may turn black - no need to worry, this is a normal skin reaction to the death of cell structures. If the darkening is painful, see your doctor - the tissues may swell.
Celandine properties for removing warts
celandine has a bactericidal, disinfectant and cauterizing effect, therefore not only eliminating a less aesthetic formation, but also the cause of its appearance at the local level. With the help of celandine, you can remove all warts, except those that are located in sensitive areas - these are the areas of the intimate organs and eyelids. If you have used celandine juice and notice that the treated area is swollen, has turned a red color, consult a doctor - or have started an allergy or the remedy just does not suit you. The plant is not used to treat malignant tumors.
There are different ways to use the system. The easiest and most effective way to do this is to apply juice to the formation, but the solution is quite concentrated and can cause burns. More gentle options are decoctions, ointments. The juice cannot be absorbed inside. Use caution when processing the skin and monitor the reaction.
How to make celandine extract or juice at home
To make juice from celandine, it is recommended to collect the herb together with the roots. Wash and dry the plants thoroughly - no moisture should be left behind. Then, in a meat grinder, turn the fresh grass into a pulp - squeeze it through a cheesecloth or thick cloth, pour the juice into dark glass bottles, close with a stopper and leave for a week. After a week, the fermentation processes begin - open the stopper daily to release the gases. After another 7 days, the juice can be used to cauterize the warts.
The extract is made from juice with the addition of vodka or alcohol to extend the shelf life. Proportions - 1 liter of vegetable juice per 0. 5 liters of vodka. Store the extract in the refrigerator. Both are used to cauterize warts 2 to 5 times a day.
Production of celandine broth
Celandine broth is made from fresh grass - pre-washed, dried, poured with boiling water and boiled. For 1. 5 liters of water, take 10 g of grass and boil the broth for 15 minutes. The resulting product is used to lubricate the affected areas or make compresses at night. If you do not have asthma or epilepsy, you can take the brew internally 2 to 3 times a day. The effectiveness of a weakly concentrated composition is much less than that of juice, but there is no likelihood of burns.
Homemade celandine oil
Celandine oil is safe and suitable for young children - the oil part creates a thin film on the surface of the skin that protects the epithelium from burns. To prepare the product, pour a liter of jar of dried herb on top and cover with vegetable oil. The infusion time is 2 - 3 weeks, after which you can make compresses. For long-lasting results, hold the oil on the skin for at least 5 minutes.
Ointment with glycerine and celandine
The ointment is made from celandine juice and glycerine ointment. First, prepare the juice according to the scheme described above, and then mix it with glycerin in the indicated proportions until a thick, homogeneous composition is obtained. The ointment must be rubbed into the affected skin. Do not overdo it so as not to cause burns.
Compressed with celandine
Compressions can be carried out with:
- Alcohol tincture made from celandine diluted with water.
- A brew made from fresh herbs.
The safest option is a brew. It can be soaked in cheesecloth and left to stand overnight. It is enough to keep the ointment and oil for 10-30 minutes. Alcohol tinctures can also attack the skin very aggressively. Therefore do not exceed the exposure time and dilute the concentrate 1: 1 with water. The alcoholic tincture can be stored in the refrigerator for a year or more, so you always have a product ready. The alcohol it contains has a disinfectant, bactericidal effect, disinfects the skin, but it can cause dryness and allergic reactions.
Use of pharmaceutical celandine
If you do not want to prepare a remedy for removing warts yourself, use ready-made pharmaceutical preparations. They all have a similar effect and cost. If you cannot decide, consult a doctor.
Contraindications and side effects
Celandine juice is a natural, effective, but quite aggressive remedy. It is therefore recommended to carry out an individual tolerance test before starting treatment. If the skin is red, puffy, or itchy, it is better not to use celandine. The plant should be used with caution in childhood.
You shouldn't treat the skin in intimate areas - it is very sensitive here, the wart will go away, but you will get almost 100% burned. Be sure to apply cream to healthy skin near the treatment site before each moxibustion. To make the procedure more effective, the affected area is treated with a solution of salt and soda. Keep bottles of celandine juice out of the reach of children as this product is toxic and can be fatal if swallowed. Concentrated preparations, undiluted juice and elixir are used very carefully so as not to cause skin burns.
Celandine has long been used for medicinal purposes and is highly effective despite its high toxicity. You can find it or buy it easily. When applied topically, the herb is not only cauterizing, but also analgesic, anti-inflammatory, and bactericidal. When treating warts on the legs and arms, painful sensations are extremely rare. In sensitive areas, however, care should be taken to avoid burns. Traditional healers are right that celandine is a highly potent folk remedy, but it's difficult to call safe. So be treated, but remember - the use of poisons requires a competent approach.
We remind you that the sap of the plant should be collected during active flowering - during this period it will have maximum efficiency. Using too much product can result in severe burns and scars. To increase the effectiveness of treatment, measures to strengthen general immunity are recommended.