I have been out of the blog loop for a while, sorry for the delay everyone. I've been trying the Maria Trebens calendula ointment 9% for about two months now. This is my conclusion.
Did it help?
I have not noticed any improvement, my condition is pretty much the same as before. Please note that this is the result I got with this particular brand. Maybe the results would have been different if I tried the exact formula, with the brazilian calendula (as you can read in the mail below brazilian calendula may have different properties than the european one).
I have not experienced any side effects.
I've been in contact with another doctor and I'm going to do a new battery of tests next week, both blood samples and allergy tests.
A side note - the reseacher speaks
As I wrote in my last post I have been in contact with one of the authors – Janete Almeida – of the article Topical Calendula officinalis L. successfully treated exfoliative cheilitis: a case report. I got some new mails about a month ago; she could now provide me with the specific formula used in their study. I also asked here about the images in their study being identical and that they looked digitally manipulated (
Here are the two mails:
[I have been tested for thyroid hormones and the result did not show anything unusual]