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Related to celandine: Chelidonium majus, greater celandine

greater celandine

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that is a potent skin irritant, used by herbalists of the Middle Ages for removing warts; it was further believed, according to the so-called “doctrine of signatures”, that its bright orange flowers signalled greater celandine’s efficacy in treating jaundice.
Greater celandine is irritating to the skin and GI tract and depresses the CNS; it should be adminstered with caution.


(Chelidonium majus) Herbal recommended for use against GI disorders and palliation of dermatologic problems; clinical studies suggest possible use as an antineoplastic; hepatitis reported as adverse effect; should be considered toxic; not approved in U.S. markets as a drug, but is often found combined with other ingredients in herbal compounds.
Synonym(s): felonwort, rock poppy.
[L. chelidonia, fr. G. chelidōn, swallow]

celandine (se·lanˑ·dēn),

n Latin name:
Chelidonium majus; parts used: buds, leaves, roots; uses: antiinflammatory, digestive aid, spasms in the digestive tract, medicine for the liver and gallbladder; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, long-term use, can cause hypotension, dizziness, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, hepatotoxicity, polyuria, and polydipsia. Also called
celandine poppy, common celandine, felonwort, garden celandine, greater celandine, rock poppy, swallow wort, tetter wort, or
wart wort.
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You are best off planting celandines pot and all - as long as the rim of the pot is slightly below soil level they will never dry out.
Imported decades ago by the nursery industry, lesser celandine has long been classified as a noxious weed by the state, said Glenn Miller, an invasives expert with the state Department of Agriculture.
Buttercups come close - after all they are near cousins - but the shine of celandine flowers as they open wide in the first spring sunshine is almost dazzling.
Spring is warmly welcomed by the cheery celandine, bursting upwards to dazzle us all.
Buttercups come close – after all, they are near cousins – but the shine of celandine flowers as they open wide in the first spring sunshine is almost dazzling.
Nadine Kelly, from Celandine Court, Derry, denied providing Gary Meenan, 19, of Bishop Street in the city, with a false alibi for the time of the shooting in the early hours of June 24 last year.
Other wild flowers likely to be out now include coltsfoot and lesser celandine.
Some of the flowers are familiar to many, such as violets (Violas) and Pink Lady's Slipper (Cypripedium acaule), while others, like Trout Lily (Erythronium americanum) and Celandine Poppy (Stylophorum diphyllum), are less known but just as beautiful.
I combine it with Celandine tincture and Lemon Essential Oil and apply this mixture three times daily.
A The sample you sent me was lesser celandine (Ranunculus ficaria) and it's no good digging it out because the little tubers break off and make new plants.
Following a decent run at Catterick last time when fourth to Celandine, she is strongly fancied to win on her favourite surface today, particularly as she has a good draw in stall two.
Residents say travellers broke a lock off the gate at the Celandine Avenue playing fields off New Hey Road on Tuesday night.