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(celandine), a genus of herbaceous plants of the family Papaveraceae. There is a single species, Chelidonium majus, a perennial with bright orange milky sap. The leaves are deeply pinnatifid, and the tetramerous flowers are gathered in umbels. The fruit is a pod-like capsule.

The plant grows in the subtropical and temperate climates of the northern hemisphere. It is widespread throughout the USSR except in the northern regions and in Middle Asia. The plant grows in damp ravines, in undergrowth, in timber-felling areas, and in deciduous forests. Most commonly it occurs as a weed in parks, gardens, pastures, and weed-infested areas. A poisonous plant, it contains chelidonine and other alkaloids. There have been cases of celandine poisonings of goats and hogs. The sap is used externally to eliminate warts and to treat ulcers, wounds, and certain skin diseases. Tinctures from the grass act as bile-expelling agents.


Atlas lekarstvennykh rastenii SSSR. Moscow, 1962.
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Chelidonium majus (CM) commonly known as swallow-wort, rock poppy or greater celandine belongs to Family-Papaveraceae and is widely distributed in Europe and Western Asia (Nawrot et al.
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neglectum + en 2; Hydrocotyle vulgaris y Thelypteris palustris 1 en 2; Frangula alnus + en 3; Eleocharis palustris: r en 2; Chelidonium majus, Carex remota, Torilis arvensis y Cucubalus baccifer + en 4; Verbena officinalis e Hypericum perforatum r en 4; Calamagrostis pseudophragmites + en 5; Cystopteris viridula r en 6; Hypericum androsaemum + en 8; Centaurea nigra, Gratiola officinalis y Echium rosulatum + en 9; Galinsoga ciliata + en 10; Rorippa nasturtium-aquaticum + en 11; Digitalis purpurea + en 12; Acer negundo (<1,5 m) + en 13; Hieracium gr.
Ukrain[TM], a purported anticancer drug, has been described as a semi-synthetic Chelidonium majus alkaloid derivative, consisting of three chelidonine molecules combined to thiophosphoric acid (thiotepa).
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Chelidonium majus L (Ukrain) in the treatment of cancer patients.
Holodd Wyn G Roberts, Pwllheli os oedd melynllys (llysiau'r wennol; Chelidonium majus yn ddiogel at ddefaid.