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.
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(family Papaveraceae), or greater celandine, is an important plant in western phytotherapy and in traditional Chinese medicine.
'Chelidonium majus' ydi'r enw gwyddonol, a 'greater celandine' yn Saesneg.
There's a double Greater Celandine, too, Chelidonium major Flora Pleno, and that has the advantage of coming true from seed.
YR her nesa i'w gosod i chi ydi am y cyntaf i weld gwennol, gweld llysiau'r wennol (Chelidonium majus; Greater celandine) a chlywed y gog, a gorau oll os oes modd cael lluniau.
Rhai ohonyn nhw ydi craf y geifr (Allium ursinum; ramsons neu wild garlic), llysiau'r wennol (Chelidonium majus; greater celandine) a phidyn y gog (Arum maculatum; cuckoo pint).
The consensus seems to be that Salendine is the northern name for the plant known as the greater celandine (part of the poppy family).

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