Basic characteristics of Greater celandine
The Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus) is a perennial, herbaceous plant that grows like weeds everywhere - in meadows, around roads, on concrete, among stones. It is very widespread, but it is not well known that it also has medicinal properties.
The appearance of the plant - Greater celandine is a medium-high plant, which has a solid, leafy tree covered with hairs. On the lower part of the stable there are leaves with a dash, and on the upper part there are leaves without a dash. The leaves are green, and on the lower side are light gray and have hairs.
The flowers are yellow, composed of four petals with a central part made up of pestle and stamens. After the ripening, the plant leaves a longish fruit.
It is very important to say that the Greater celandine abounds in the milky juice of yellow, which is corrosive, harsh and poisonous. Juice is located in all parts of the plant.
What are the medicinal parts of the plant?
Medicinal is the whole plant - root, leaf, and flower.
What is the Chemical Composition of the plant?
The Greater celandine contains a lot of alkaloids, essential oils, saponins, flavonoids, organic acids, antioxidants.
What are Health Benefits of Greater celandine?
1. Digestive tract - a problem with a gallbladder, digestion, a diseased liver, stomach problems.
2. Urinary tract - antibacterial properties (E. coli), works at the level of the kidney and urinary tract.
3. Respiratory tract - removes spasm of bronchi, used in the treatment of asthma.
4. Greater celandine works mildly soothing.
5. It is used to treat Trihomonas infections in women.
6. Outside the use of fresh Greater celandine juice is used to remove warts, eczema, lynx, and corneas on the skin.
7. In modern times, Greater celandine is used to treat and alleviate discomforts caused by oncological diseases, both against benign and malignant tumors.
Note: Although it is very healing, it is also toxic and it should be used with caution, only upon recommendation and at doses prescribed by a doctor or herbalist.
The Greater celandine is not recommended for pregnant women, nursing or children.
Tea from Greater celandine for liver and the advancement of the gallbladder secretion
Pour a teaspoon of dry plant with 2 dl (boiling water) boiling water and immediately cover. After five minutes, strain and drink one to two cups of tea a day for 15 days. Then take a 7-day break, and then start again.
Tea is recommended against liver disease as well as cancer.