greater celandine


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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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The word celandine comes from the Greek word chelidon, meaning swallow, the greater celandine coming into bloom when these birds arrive in April.
Herbs ranging from dandelion and greater celandine to cramp bark and heartsease can alleviate many of the problems people often take to their doctors.
He wanted to be associated with it when he died but unfortunately they got it wrong and it is an image of the greater celandine, Chelidonium majus, that decorates his monument.
Papaveraceae) is a biennial or perennial plant native to Europe, North America and Western Asia and commonly known as swallow wort, rock poppy or greater celandine.

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