CELANDINE (CHELIDONIUM MAJUS)
ABOUT CELANDINE (CHELIDONIUM MAJUS)
According to national signs, with the arrival of the swallows, celandine begins to bloom. The process of flowering begins in late spring. In late summer, when celandine pines – swallows fly away. May be that’s why the ancient greeks gave the celandine herb such a name, “chelidonium” means “swallow”.
HOW TO USE CELANDINE
If you shear the plant it starts to emit orange-yellow juice, which is hard to wash out from clothes. But this juice is healing. Celandine is quite poisonous, but in small doses it reduces pain, calms the nerves, expels bile. In large doses, the juice of celandine prevents cell division. Oncologists recommend to use celandine in combination with other herbs for the treatment of tumors. If you use pure juice for a long period of time, it destroys warts and calluses.
TINCTURES, REMEDIES and RECIPES from CELANDINE
Cut and mince the armful of celandine. Drain the resulting juice. Pour it in three-liter jar and cover. Put in a dark warm place for fermentation. After 10 days, pour the liquid into the bottles. The fermented juice can be stored for several years. It is used for the treatment of insect bites, boils, scratch and any skin damage. Just wet in the juice a bandage and apply it to the affected area. The next bandaging should be done in 8 hours. If the bandage becomes dry moisten it again.
Take the juice internally only under a medical supervision. The recommended dosage is 15-20 drops 2 times a day. Large doses of celandine remedies are toxic and affect the functioning of the liver. Therefore, we should not succumb to newspaper dosing recommendations and use such remedies according to the instruction. Otherwise, such self-treatment may end badly.