CELANDINE: Natural Cancer fighter

CELANDINE: COMMON NAMES: Chelidonium majus, Tetterwort, Garden Celandine greater celandine, Ukrain™, common celandine, tetterwort, celandine poppy, Chelidonium majus (Note that this is different from lesser celandine, which is in a different family of plants) . Celandine is a flowering plant of the poppy family.  It can be found in plains and mountainous areas and grows in soft sometimes even sandy soils.  It has yellow flowers that bloom between May and fall and leaves that are similar to oak leaves. All of the plant contains a milky substance, latex, that becomes darker as exposed to air.  It is of European origin but has spread to other areas of the world.  It contains alkaloids that are similar to morphine, sedative and narcotic on the superior nervous centers, while at the same time having a slight stimulating action upon respiration. It presents some anti-tumor effect, reduces arterial pressure, stimulates peristalsis, and uterine contractions.  It also exhibits a remarkable antibiotic effect on many pathogens.  It is supportive to the liver by having a detoxifying effect and also increases metabolism. It is also thought to help weak eyesight and support vision.   This herb can be used internally and topically.  Celandine has been used for wound healing, skin cancer, warts, and as a adjuvant to baldness as it fortifies the hair strands.

Contraindications: Pregnant women should not use this herb due to its ability to cause uterine contractions.


PROPERTIES AND USES: Cancer, sedative, wound healing, baldness, vision supporter, metabolism, detoxification.




PARTS USED: Whole herb.


Scientific classification

Kingdom:        Plantae

Division:          Magnoliophyta

Class:               Magnoliopsida

Order:              Ranunculales

Family:            Papaveraceae

Genus:             Chelidonium

Species:           C. majus

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