Simple Herbal Extracts | Celandine



Botanical Name

Chelidonium majus

Part Used

whole plant


Not for use in pregnancy, Not to be used by children. Excessive use has caused hepatitis. *

Traditional Information*

A cholagogue useful for insufficient bile with clay colored or gray stools and stagnant liver qi with flank pain. It prevents gall stone formation and is used with Fringe Tree to expel biliary calculi. Celandine also has marked anti-viral activity against retro-virus and the fresh plant is used externally to remove or reduce warts.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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