Greater Celandine

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Common Name Greater Celandine
Latin Name Chelidonium majus
Family Papaveraceae
Part Used Latex from stem
Gathering Time Break off a stem from fresh plant and place latex on effected area.
Constituents The alkaloid chelidonine has been found to inhibit cell mitosis.
Actions Escharotic
Common Uses Used externally to remove warts, skin tumors and skin tags. The alkaloid chelidonine has been found to inhibit cell mitosis.
Contraindications Do not place on normal tissue. Do not self-treat malignant tumors, do not use before consulting with a doctor to rule out skin cancers.
Possible Drug Interactions Unknown
Overdose Symptoms Unknown

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