Celandine (warthog) is a dicotyledonous oligotypic plant belonging to the poppy family. The grass is considered a weed and is not cultivated agriculturally. It grows in countries with a temperate climate. Celandine can be found along roads, in forest glades and household plots. In folk medicine, celandine is used for warts, as well as for some other diseases. Its juice contains many toxic substances, so using the herb on its own can be dangerous.
Composition of celandine
The composition of the plant includes several groups of chemicals, some of which are poisonous. Among the toxic components of celandine are mainly alkaloids, the number of which in the juice of the warthog reaches twenty. In high doses, they can provoke the development of convulsions, anticholinergic syndrome, hallucinations, respiratory disorders, coma. Celandine alkaloids, which enter the body in small doses, have analgesic, antispasmodic, and sedative effects. In addition, they increase intestinal motility, which allows the use of celandine as a remedy for constipation.
In addition to alkaloids, celandine juice contains organic acids and essential oils. These components are capable of destructively affecting the tissues of the human body, which allows the herb to be used to remove growths on the skin (warts, papillomas, moles, dry calluses). Removing warts with celandine is a long-standing and proven method of traditional medicine.
Preparations based on the herb in question contain phytoncides - natural antibacterial agents that allow you to fight infectious diseases. Celandine is not usually used to treat systemic infections. However, the therapy of local foci of inflammation (furuncle, pimple, superficial abscesses) is possible and productive.
The plant contains a large amount of vitamins (mainly groups "C" and "A"). They contribute to the overall strengthening of the body, strengthening the immune defense, the prevention of many diseases.
Note: when boiling celandine grass, some of the substances that make up its composition are destroyed. First of all, it concerns vitamins. Therefore, plant preparations that require exposure to high temperatures are not used to fortify the body.
Is it possible to remove warts with celandine?
The warthog has been used by traditional healers for a long time. Among other indications for its use are various kinds of warts, papillomas, dry corns. The plant is a fairly effective medicine for skin neoplasms. To achieve the desired effect, you need to know how to use celandine from warts correctly.
You can achieve a therapeutic effect if you use celandine during its flowering period. This time falls on June and early July. When a plant blooms, its juice contains the maximum amount of medicinal components. The use of the warthog outside of flowering is possible, but the effect of the herb will be weakened.
It is necessary to remove a wart by applying celandine juice in the following way:
- Wash and steam the wart and the area around it. This will make its tissues more susceptible to the plant's acids.
- Tear off the stem of the celandine. At the same time, a drop of bright orange juice should appear on its cut.
- Apply the juice in short touches on and around the wart.
- Repeat the treatment twice a day until the problem area disappears.
The celandine has three mechanisms of action at once. First of all, the wart is exposed to organic acids, which actually dissolve it. In addition, the juice has an irritating effect, which increases blood flow to the pathological focus and accelerates its resorption. The third mechanism of action of the drug is a local immunostimulatory effect. Celandine enhances reactions aimed at the destruction of HPV in tissues.
Note: treatment with celandine herbs, although effective, is quite lengthy. Removal of one neoplasm can take up to a month or more. To speed up the process, it is recommended to use warthog-based products that have a much higher concentration of active substances.
Means based on celandine
Both traditional and traditional medicine has a number of drugs to combat neoplasms on the skin, made on the basis of celandine or having a mechanism of action similar to it.
The products may contain warthog extracts combined with an acidic component. Such medicines roughly burn the wart, which is often accompanied by a chemical burn. This happens when using industrial drugs that can remove a wart in 1-2 applications.
Traditional medicine preparations are more gentle and do not cause chemical burns. They act gently, gradually destroy the wart and lead to its spontaneous separation. Traditional medicines, like celandine in its pure form, require a long, 3-4-week course of treatment. However, they are better suited for removing warts from the face and other exposed parts of the body.
Solution for warts and papillomas
The drug of the same name based on sodium and potassium hydroxide is one of the most effective means for the rapid removal of papillomas. Distributed in 1. 2 ml beakers, has a gel-like consistency.
Before removing unwanted outgrowths on the skin with the help of the drug, it is recommended to steam the treated area, and then protect the skin near the wart with a cream or adhesive plaster. The solution is applied with a special applicator located inside the container. Dosage - 1 drop at the top of the neoplasm.
A strong burning sensation may occur at the site of application of the solution, but it quickly passes. Small papillomas fall off 12-24 hours after the first procedure. Large outgrowths and dry calluses may require 3-5 applications. Processing is done every other day.
After the papilloma has fallen off, a small wound remains in its place, which is a chemical burn of the skin. For its speedy healing, you should use such means as:
- Antimicrobial ointment - 2 times a day with a thin layer.
- Foam regenerating - 1-2 times a day over the wound.
- Antiseptics in the form of washing 2-3 times a day with suppuration.
Do not use the drug for the treatment of anogenital papillomas and genital warts located on the mucous membrane of the anus or genital organs. Such treatment is extremely painful and can lead to serious consequences.
Note: after applying the product, you should not be afraid that it will drain from the papilloma. The solution has a gel-like structure and is quickly absorbed into the tissues of the neoplasm. At the same time, the appearance of black dots on its surface serves as evidence of the beginning of necrotic processes in the wart.
Balm with celandine from warts
Balm distributed in 1. 2 ml beakers and 15 ml bottles. The composition of the drug includes fresh celandine juice and a set of Baikal herbs. Despite the absence of ammonia in the composition, the balm has a pungent smell of ammonia.
The action of the drug is similar to the previous drug. When applied topically, the drug has a destructive effect on the skin outgrowths, causing their keratinization and destruction. The effectiveness of the balm is lower than the solution, so it is recommended to use it for the destruction of small warts, corns and papillomas.
How to remove a wart with celandine of mountain origin? Before the procedure, it is steamed in hot water, after which the agent is applied to the center of the defect. In this case, it is better if the application area is slightly less than the area of the treated surface. This will avoid damage to healthy skin. Balm with celandine is used in the form of an application.
To do this, a cotton swab moistened with medicine is pressed against the outgrowth for a certain time, which is:
- warts on the face - 8-10 minutes;
- warts on the body - 12 minutes;
- anogenital warts - 2 minutes.
The course of treatment for papillomas and dry corns varies from 3 to 10 days. In this case, the frequency of processing is 2 times a day. Warts require double cauterization for 3-4 days. In this case, the keratinized upper layers of the outgrowth should be regularly removed.
Note: the procedure may be accompanied by a slight burning sensation and the release of ichor. Intolerable pain is an indication for local application anesthesia, and in some cases - for the search for other methods of dealing with warts.
How to use a pencil "celandine" from warts?
In almost any pharmacy you can find such a convenient dosage form as a wart pencil. In this form, a well-known company produces celandine preparations.
It is more convenient to use the tool in the form of a pencil than in liquid form. The drug is applied to a pre-steamed wart twice a day for the time necessary for its destruction. Moisten the head of the pencil with water before use. The approximate terms of treatment do not differ from those for the liquid form of the drug.
Celandine extract for warts
Celandine extract from warts can be purchased at a pharmacy or made independently. Released without a medical prescription.
For self-preparation of the medicine, you must:
- During the flowering period, collect the stems and leaves of celandine.
- Wash, dry and pass 1 kg of the raw material obtained through a meat grinder.
- Squeeze the mass through cheesecloth so as to separate the juice from the pulp.
- Place the juice container for 1 week in a dark, warm place.
- By the end of the week, the juice will ferment. After that, cover the container with a lid with holes and leave for another week.
- After two weeks, ethyl alcohol 95% is added to the fermented juice in a volume twice the volume of the juice.
- The resulting extract is placed in the refrigerator, where it can be stored for up to 1 year.
The preparation obtained in this way can be used for the destruction of warts and condylomas. To do this, it is necessary to lubricate the neoplasm with an extract 4-5 times a day, trying not to affect healthy skin. The duration of the course usually does not exceed 2-3 weeks.
Celandine oil for warts
Celandine wart oil can be made industrially or at home.
To prepare homemade medicine you will need:
- fresh stalks of celandine grass;
- sunflower oil;
- infusion container.
Celandine stalks are finely cut with a knife, after which they are placed in a container and poured with vegetable oil so that its level is 3-4 cm higher than the level of vegetable raw materials. The resulting mixture is infused in heat for an hour, after which it is cleaned for a week in a cool place. After the required period, the drug is filtered, separating solid particles. The liquid part of the medicine is diluted with fresh sunflower oil in a ratio of 1: 1.
Celandine oil is commonly used to treat acne and other minor skin blemishes. It is practically not used to eliminate warts, since the concentration of active substances in the preparation is quite small. In theory, celandine-based oil should have a destructive effect on small warts when treated several times a day for 1-2 months.
To prepare a decoction of celandine, you should take 10 grams of grass, grind to a state of gruel or powder, if dried raw materials are used. Next, the plant is poured with 200 ml of boiling water and put on fire. The mixture should boil for 15 minutes. After it is removed, put for 1 hour in a warm place. After the required time, the medicine is filtered through gauze and used as directed.
With the help of a decoction of celandine, genital warts and neoplasms are treated, located in places where aggressive exposure is unacceptable (oral cavity, genitals, anus area). The medicine is used in the form of douches (2-3 times a day) or baths (1 time / day for 10-15 minutes). The course of treatment is until the desired results are achieved, usually 3-4 weeks. Before applying to the mucous membranes, it is recommended to dilute the decoction 1: 1 with boiled water.
There are few contraindications for topical use of celandine preparations.
- intolerance to the components of the drug;
- pregnancy and lactation;
- age less than 3-5 years;
- low threshold of pain sensitivity of the patient;
- malignant neoplasms and open wounds in the area of application of the agent.
In general, celandine is a highly effective and safe remedy for removing skin growths and calluses. This has been proven over centuries of medical practice. A prerequisite for the safety of treatment is a correct assessment of the existing pathology and risk level. Therefore, before starting a wart removal course, it is necessary to consult a dermatovenereologist.