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 leaves methanol extract and its chelidonine alkaloid ingredient reduce cadmium-induced nephrotoxicity in rats.
Sensitization for specific lysis in target-effector-systemwith derivatives of Chelidonium majus L.
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.
Uncut dried Chelidonium majus herb was identified and provided by Dr.
Chelidonium majus - an integrative review: traditional knowledge versus modern findings.
Evaluation of protective potentials of a potentized homoeopathic drug, Chelidonium majus, during azo dye induced hepatocarcinogenesis in mice.
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.
Y 'Greater Cleandine' yn Saesneg, a Chelidonium majus ydi'r enw gwyddonol.
Antibacterial Alkaloids from Chelidonium majus Linn (Papaveraceae) against clinical isolates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus.
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).