greater celandine


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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.
 
Toxicity
Greater celandine is irritating to the skin and GI tract and depresses the CNS; it should be adminstered with caution.

greater celandine

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Herbs ranging from dandelion and greater celandine to cramp bark and heartsease can alleviate many of the problems people often take to their doctors.
The white juice from a dandelion stem, or from greater celandine applied daily will also work.

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