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Other: greater celandine
Chelidonium majus L.
Plant Family: Papaveraceae
Celandine is a herbaceous perennial in the poppy family, with blue-green, divided leaves and flowers of four yellow petals yielding a pod-like fruit. It has an odd and unpleasant odor and a bitter and pungent taste. It is indigenous to Europe, but is naturalized in the United States. The word celandine is a corruption of the Greek word Chelidon, which translates as "a swallow". This refers to the tradition of Chelidonium, which says that the herb blooms when the swallows arrive, and fades when they depart.
Can be used to make teas, but more often used as an extract or encapsulation.
Specific: Not for use in pregnancy or lactation except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Not for use in persons with biliary obstruction having a history of liver disease, or taking substances contraindicated with liver disease. Not for long term use except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.