Balm for the treatment of Warts is produced using carefully selected natural ingredients from within our region. This is really important if we bear in mind that for centuries we adapted to use the local plants from which our body can gain most.
COMPOSITION: Balm for treatment of Warts contains cold pressed olive oil, beeswax and plant-based wax (candellila), and 12 medicinal herbs (increased concentration of mullein, yarrow, St. John’s wort, pot marigold, greater plantain, greater celandine, burdock, great horsetail, common centaury, Wolf’s-foot Clubmoss, nettle, common elder), propolis and tea tree, eucalyptus and lavender essential oils.
Price: 8.5 EUR
1. Papilloma – viral warts on a skin and mucosae caused by human papillomavirus (HPV). Warts are spread by direct contact with infected skin/mucosae.
Papillomas are classified according to which part of the body is affected into:
1.1. Papillomas located on the skin and mucosae of anogenital and oropharyngeal area – condylomata;
Term “condylomata” is associated with sexual activity and skin/musoae that might come in direct contact.
HPV that are causing condylomata are classified according to their ability to induce malignant transformation of infected tissue (cause cancer) into:
1.1.1. high-risk (oncogenic) HPV – types 16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73 and 82);
1.1.2. HPV suspected of causing cancer – types 26, 53 and 66;
1.1.3. low-risk HPV (non-oncogenic) – types 6, 11, 40, 42, 43, 44, 54, 61, 70, 72, 81 and CP6108.
1.2. Papillomas located on the skin of other body parts – normal warts, also known as non-genital warts (ones that are not transmitted during sexual intercourse).
HPV types 1, 2 and 4 cause these warts. These types of HPV are low-risk meaning that they posses low potential of inducing cancer (therefore they are known as non-oncogenic).
Papillomas refer to benign epithelial tumours, often called warts, that can be transformed into malignant tumour.
2. Fungal infections of the skin –especially between toes, on the scalp and the abdominal skin.
Mechanism of action is based on the antimicrobial (antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal)
Effects of active principles of propolis, and tea tree, eucalyptus and lavender essential oils.
Propolis and tea tree, eucalyptus and lavender essential oils have in common the same active principle, 1.8-cineole (eucalyptol, cajeputol). Besides this active principle, lavender essential oil contains active principles linalyl acetate, linalool and camphor, while tea tree essential oil contains terpinen-4-ol. Propolis has the least of 1.8-cineole, but has many other useful active principles that have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory effects. Predominant active principles are derivatives of quercetin (bioflavonoids) and derivatives of caffeic acid. They all have antimicrobial effect.
As well as the antimicrobial effect, due to which microorganisms are directly killed or their development is impaired, 1.8-cineole has:
– immunomodulatory effect – increases the body’s potential to fight against microorganisms (anti-inflammatory effect) and tumour cells, especially malignant ones (anticancer effect);
– immunomodulatory effect of 1.8-cineole is expressed mostly through the increased phagocytic capability of monocytes and macrophages, types of white blood cells that are participating in the immune response against external (viruses, bacteria, fungi) intruders as well as internal (tumours). Phagocytosis is one of the ways to destroy microorganisms and tumour cells;
– antioxidative effect – reduces harmful inflammatory reaction, which causes more damage than benefits over time, and directs cells from inflamed tissue to undergo malignant transformation;
– antioksidative effect is also immunomodulatory. It is actually a type of anti-inflammatory effect;
– analgesic effect (reduces pain), because inflamed tissue causes pain.
For treatment of warts, the effects of eucalyptus, tea tree and lavender essential oils are important because:
– the antiviral effect prevents or slows down the replication of HPV, while antibacterial and antifungal effects prevent or slow down the development of bacteria and fungi that are attacking mechanically damaged papillomas;
– immunomodulatory effects increase the body’s capability to cope with the virus and infected cells, which can undergo malignant transformation if infection is caused by the condylomata-inducing types of HPV (16, 18, 31, 33, 35, 39, 45, 51, 52, 56, 58, 59, 68, 73 and 82);
– analgesic effect of 1.8-cineole and camphor reduces pain caused by inflammation.
Lavender essential oil is especially accelerating epithelisation – growth of epithelium over visible (macro) and invisible (micro) skin damages.
The effects of active principles are more pronounced on an applied area, but the same effects, although a bit milder, are expressed in a whole body since these substances easily penetrate skin and enter blood and lymph vessels.
- Sensitivity (allergic reaction) to any of balm ingredients or medicinal herbs.
- Faces of newborns and toddlers should not be exposed to this balm because essential oils can cause a reflexive reaction, which can stop breathing as a part of defence against intensive smells.
- Our balms contain medically safe concentrations of essential oils.
- None of the users of our balms have ever informed us about any side effects.
- Women who are pregnant, people with digestive system (and liver) diseases and epilepsy should not be using any remedies that contain significant amounts of camphor and 1.8-cineole.
- There are no restrictions in the use of a balm when exposed to sun, but people sensitive to sunlight should first apply balm on a small area of the skin just to make sure that there is no photosensitivity caused by lavender essential oil.
- Our balms are containing moderate, medically safe amounts of 1.8-cineole and camphor.
Wash your hands with soap and water. Before you apply balm, clean the desired area of the skin with lukewarm chamomile solution (tea). Dry that area by dabbing it with a clean towel.
As balm is thicker than normal cream, we will explain how to properly apply it so you gain the maximum benefit.
Use a plastic spatula to scrape little amount of the balm and put it onto your fingertip. Spread thin layer of the balm on the selected area of the skin using your fingertip.
If the affected areas are on your legs, especially if changes include fungal infection, before you go to bed wash your legs thoroughly with soap and water and dry with a clean towel. Spread a thin layer of the balm, and protect with clean socks made of cotton or terry overnight. Once the infection is gone, as prevention, repeat this process every 7 days.
Balm can be applied on the affected area more than once during the day, but it is important to apply it just before bed as well.
The plastic spatula must be rinsed with a hot water after every use, to remove excess greasiness, and dipped in a 70% surgical spirit in a closed container. This is how it should be stored, and just before the next use rinse it with lukewarm water.
There is a risk of side effects if users do not respect contraindications or the person does not know that they are allergic to a certain ingredient.
Allergic reaction to certain balm component in sensitive (allergic) people.
Reflexive response to intense smells of essential oils in newborns and toddlers expressed as stopping breathing.
Epileptic seizures can occur in people with epilepsy, and damage to the gastrointestinal system (and liver) in sensitive people.
Photosensitivity can occur in people sensitive to sunlight if balm is applied to bigger areas of the skin at once, due to lavender essential oil.
Our balms contain medically proven to be safe amounts of essential oils.
None of the users of our balms have ever informed us of any side effects.