Kaalannikalimbu (KK) / Corn Foot Cream is a popular Siddha medicine used for treating warts and corn. It is available in cream formulation as an over-the-counter medication in majority of the medical stores in the state of Tamil Nadu. Since decades it is quite popular in the region as an effective topical medicine for warts and corn. Warts, also known as verrucae, are common, benign epidermal proliferations of the skin and the adjacent mucous membrane, associated with Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) infection.
The incidence of warts is around 10% in the general population and is found to be higher in children and young adults.The transmission occurs through direct contact including auto inoculation and indirectly through for mites. The warts may disappear after a few months and recur, sometimes may even last for years.
There are as many as 10 varieties of warts, which differ in their shape and site, as well as the type of human papillomavirus involved. These includes,
3.Filiform or Digitate wart
Kaalannikalimbu removed warts by chemical cauterization principle. Limestone present in Kaalannikalimbu makes it caustic and erosive in nature. The duration dependent on thickness of the tissue involved. Warts were removed completely in 3-5 daily applications of Kaalannikalimbu.
Kaalannikalimbu is being effectively used for wart and corn removal from about 60 years by MSS Asan (a popular Siddha Vaidyar) group of companies at Kanyakumari, India. Each 1gm of KK cream contains limestone 167 mg, arsenic trisulphuratum 167 mg, bee wax 167 mg, copper sulphate 167 mg, mercuric perchloride 167 mg and lead sulphidum 165 mg (Figure 1a).
It is being manufactured by Zigma herbal remedies, Nagercoil, Tamil Nadu, India (GMP & ISO 9001:2008 certified company) since 2005. A is being effectively used for wart and corn removal from about 60 years by MSS Asan (a popular Siddha Vaidyar) group of companies at Kanyakumari, India.
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