chelidonium majus


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greater celandine

greater celandine

Toxic at moderate doses, but therapeutic at proper doses. In poppy family, not related to Lesser Celandine. Yellow 4-petal flowers, wavyedged lobed leaves, yellow-orange sap. Thin, stick-like seed capsules. Immune stimulator, smooth muscle relaxer (too much can immobilize) Raises blood pressure. Sap used on warts, moles. Dry plant first before using herbally. Chemical compounds similar to bloodroot, so it’s advisable not to mess with this plant unless you know what you are doing.
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Chelidonium majus - an integrative review: traditional knowledge versus modern findings.
Proapoptotic activity of Ukrain is based on Chelidonium majus L alkaloids and mediated via a mitochondrial death pathway.
Correlation of the cytotoxic activity of four different alkaloids, from Chelidonium majus (greater celandine), with their DNA intercalating properties and ability to induce breaks in the DNA of NK/Ly murine lymphoma cells.
The yohimbine rich bark of Corynanthe yohimbe, has been employed for centuries as an aphrodisiac (Johanson and Diamond, 1968) whilst Chelidonium majus, Heracleum sphondylium and Satureja montana have been formulated into topical preparations by the European community for vaginal douches to increase sexual desire in women (Messegne, 1973).
Psoralea corylifolia (Leguminosae) and Chelidonium majus (Papaveraceae) are used in folk medicine for the treatment of breast, colon, ovarian, testicular and stomach cancer (Duke, 1985).
50] could not be determined for Atropa belladonna, Plantago major and Chelidonium majus as their extracts did not elicit 50% inhibition (Fig.