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GREATER CELANDINE

STINKENDE GOUWE, Chelidonium majus
Parts used: Herb, orange latex
Constituents: Alkaloids, Bitter principle, Bitter glycosides, Volatile oils, Proteolytic enzymes, Orange latex
 
Actions Indications
Antispasmodic Whooping cough, bronchitis, IBS, colic, flatulence
Cholagogue Cholecystitis, gallstones, hepatitis, jaundice, cholelithiasis, liver congestion, constipation
Diuretic  
Hypotensive Palpitations, chest pain, shortness of breath, angina pectoris, hypertension
Analgesic Pain relief, angina Externally: Apply fresh latex to warts, eczema, varrucae, malignant skin tumours (proteolytic enzymes). For eye inflammation use tincture as a eye bath (better than Eyebright), for strains and bruises (better than Arnica)
 
Herbal extract, 10-20mL per week
Energetics: Bitter, pungent, warming, cooling and dry
Meridians: gallbladder, liver, heart, lung
Contraindications: Pregnancy. Side effects: dry mouth, dizziness, and skin irritation
 
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