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Greater celandine Herbal Extract (Chelidonium majus) - 50 ml

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Greater celandine Herbal Extract (Chelidonium majus) - 50 ml




    Forbidden for pregnant women & children


     May help with


    • bronchitis - antispasmodic
    • whooping cough - antiviral - antibacterial
    • asthma
    • jaundice


    Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Greater Celandine


    Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org


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    plant name


    Celandine, wart grass , lightning , great lightning


    International Latin denomination


    Chelidonium _


    botanical family




    Description and habitat


    • Very common perennial plant in walls, rubble, ditches
    • Thick stump, soft leaves, glaucous green below, deeply cut, flowers with 4 yellow petals, bumpy glabrous seedpods


    History and tradition


    • Breaking the plant causes a caustic orange latex to flow
    • It was formerly used to improve eyesight, in case of cataracts
    • According to Pliny and Dioscorides, swallows fed on the latex to increase their visual acuity


    Parts used


    • Whole plant, latex, root


    Dosage forms available



    Usual dosages




    Main components of the plant



    Main components of buds or young shoots


    Main components of essential oil




    Plant properties


    • The extract is antibacterial and antiviral [1] , antiretroviral activity of certain substances (poly-glycosaminoglycan) [2]
    • Benzophenanthridines are cytotoxic
    • Antispasmodic bronchial, gallbladder and intestines
    • Analgesic
    • Contract the uterus


    Bud properties


    Properties of essential oil




    Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


    • Warts externally (the juice directly in local applications)
    • Toxic, use only in dilutions:
      • Bronchitis, whooping cough and asthma
      • Cholelithiasis and jaundice


    Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


    Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


    Known or suspected mode of action


    Usual formulations





    Possible side effects and precautions for use


    • Forbidden to pregnant women, children
    • Toxic, use only in dilutions, hepatotoxic [3] , [4] , [5]
      • Causes drowsiness, bradycardia, paralysis of sensory nerve endings, alkaloids are cytotoxic and antiviral


    Bibliographic references


    1. Go↑ Kéry A, Horváth J, Nász I, Verzár-Petri G, Kulcsár G, Danish P. Antiviral alkaloid in Chelidonium majus L. Acta Pharm Hung. 1987 Mar; 57 (1-2): 19-25. PMID 3035867
    2. Go↑ Gerencer M, Turecek PL, Kistner O, Mitterer A, Savidis-Dacho H, Barrett NP. In vitro and in vivo anti-retroviral activity of the substance purified from the aqueous extract of Chelidonium majus L. Antiviral Res. 2006 Nov;72(2):153-6. PMID 16647765
    3. Go↑ Stickel F, Pöschl G, Seitz HK, Waldherr R, Hahn EG, Schuppan D. Acute hepatitis induced by Greater Celandine (Chelidonium majus). Scand J Gastroenterol. 2003 May;38(5):565-8. PMID 12795472
    4. Go↑ Moro PA, Cassetti F, Giugliano G, Falce MT, Mazzanti G, Menniti-Ippolito F, Raschetti R, Santuccio C. Hepatitis from Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus L.): review of literature and report of a new case. J Ethnopharmacol. 2009 Jul 15; 124 (2): 328-32. PMID 19397968
    5. Go↑ Teschke R, Frenzel C, Glass X, Schulze J, Eickhoff A. Greater Celandine hepatotoxicity: a clinical review. Ann Hepatol. 2012 Nov-Dec;11(6):838-48. PMID 23109446
    • Zielińska, S., Jezierska-Domaradzka, A., Wójciak-Kosior, M., Sowa, I., Junka, A., & Matkowski, A. M. (2018). Greater Celandine's Ups and Downs-21 Centuries of Medicinal Uses of Chelidonium majus From the Viewpoint of Today's Pharmacology. Frontiers in pharmacology, 9, 299. https://doi.org/10.3389/fphar.2018.00299. PMID 29713277


    Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

    Do not exceed the daily dose.


    This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

    If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


    This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


    This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.


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