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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