Common names:

Greater Celandine, Chelidonium majus.

Traditional uses of Greater celandine :

  • Greater celandine has the following properties:reduces the tension of smooth and striated muscles, reduces their excitability and inhibits spasms (visible feeling of relaxation),
  • it lowers muscle tone of blood vessels, causes their expansion, including coronary vessels, reduces blood pressure,
  • hepatoprotective effect – protects liver parenchyma and is antihepatotoxic – prevents liver damage,
  • it has analgetic and anesthetic effect,
  • it has antiedemic effect,
  • it has a strong calming and hypnotic effect,– anticancer activity.


Greater celandine may cause uterine contractions, therefore it is forbidden to give preparations from celandine to pregnant women.

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