Useful and therapeutic properties of celandine

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

perennial herb 30-100 cm in height, containing in all organs orange milky juice.Taproot, branched, with short rhizome.Stems are branched.The leaves are green above, below gray, outline broadly.Leaf blades deeply neparnoperistorazdelnye with large ovate, incised-izvilistolopastnymi or cheredchatymi shares, at the base often decurrent;lower leaves petiolate;upper - sessile.The flowers are collected at the end of the stems and branches in umbellate inflorescences on stalks.Calyx of sepals 2, falling upon expansion of the flower.Corolla regular, 4 petals;Petals bright yellow, egg-shaped back, up to 16 mm in length.Stamens numerous, shorter than corolla.Pistil one with upper ovary, oblong-cylindrical.Fruit - struchkovidnaya box, opening the two flaps from the bottom to the top.Seeds ovoid, black, shiny, with white appendages comb.It blooms from May until the autumn.The fruits ripen in June.

Distributed celandine in the middle belt of the European part of Russia, in Western Siberia, in the Far East.It occurs

as a weed in gardens, vegetable gardens, near dwellings on pastures.

Medical raw material is a herb cake and fresh grass juice.Grass collected during flowering, roots - in the fall.Raw dried in the shade or in the air dryer.

In the grass contains carotene, ascorbic acid, an alkaloid chelidonine, sanguinarine, chelerythrine, gemohe-lidonin, metoksihelidonin, protopine, organic acids.

Experiments have shown that the alkaloids Celandine have a depressing effect on the central nervous system, cause stunted growth of malignant tumors have fungastaticheskim and bacteriostatic action against Mycobacterium tuberculosis.Chelidonine acts like morphine, causing inhibition in animals first, followed by paralysis of the central nervous system.

For internal use, this plant is a slow pulse and lowers blood pressure, has choleretic property.It is used in angina pectoris, hypertension, various diseases accompanied by muscle spasm;gastric cancer, there are several obezbolivayusche successfully used for liver and gall bladder.

The clinic of hospital surgery of the Kuibyshev Medical Institute successfully carried out treatment of 700 patients with various forms of polyposis colon.This disease is very serious, because in 60% of adenomas become malignant.According to doctors, the effect is based on cauterizing, keratolytic celandine impact on the fabric.To 1 part water 10 parts of celandine on procedure - 15-60 g of green plant mass (depending on the patient's weight).The resulting liquid is administered as a therapeutic enemas for one hour.For 3 hours before doing a cleansing enema.For 6-10 procedures (during the growing season celandine - 2 cycle) patients clinically completely exempt from polyps.Treatment - 2-3 years during the flowering plants.

undoubted interest are the observations Baranov, used with therapeutic purpose vnutriopu-cholic injections of the extract of the herb celandine red border with cancer of the lower lip and the skin of the upper lip.In all cases the diagnosis confirmed histologically.As

the author notes, after the double, triple and quadruple-Int ratumoralnyh extract injections in doses of 0.5 to 4 ml was observed regression of tumors, ending with complete regression of them to form a gentle painless scar.

Tincture of fresh roots of celandine is a part of an integrated drug used in cholelithiasis.

celandine is used in small doses in liver disease, gall bladder and bile ducts.

Tridtsatiprotsentnoy tincture used for cauterization of gingival pockets with parodontosis, apply ointment for psoriasis, skin cancer and callouses.

In folk medicine celandine is used in cancer (1 tablespoon spoon herb brew a glass of water and drink 1 tbsp 3-4 times a day..), Pain in the heart, pulmonary tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases;dysentery drink a decoction of the roots and drink the broth in jaundice, gout, as a diuretic, laxative, and an anesthetic;for skin tuberculosis, ulcers, wounds, skin diseases.Outwardly - warts, corns, herpes, eczema, skin cancer in the form of juice or fresh lubricating ointment made with him by three times daily greasing of sore points.Fresh juice or broth washed the wound, do compresses to chiryam, boils.Buried fresh juice with a cataract, trachoma, put on the aching tooth.Give the cattle to drink a decoction or infusion of blood with the urine and as a vermifuge.

In broth herbs recommended to bathe children with scrofula and various skin diseases.


Because some poisonous plant treatment they need to start with small doses or in combination with others. Plants.

infusion made from 1 g of dried leaves, brewing their cup of boiling water, and for the manufacture of broth

specified number of leaves brew two cups of water, boil for 10 minutes after cooling infusion and decoction strained and taken internally for 1 st.spoon 3 times a day.

When polyposis colorectal prepared infusion rate of 1 g per 1 kg of patient weight, and pour a tenfold amount of boiling water.