Celandine MAYOR

chelidonium majus

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Celandine MAYOR
chelidonium majus
Latin: Chelidonium majus L.

Castilian: celandine, celidueña, verruguera, the swallows grass, herb warts.

English: celandine, chelandine, tetterwort.

From the family of Papaveráceas.

Should not be used internally by its toxicity.

External use: the latex used to cauterize warts.

Used Part.

The flowering tops. The fresh latex.

Active Principles.

Alkaloids type bencilisoquinoleínico (0, 1 - 0, 5%) quelidonina, sanguinarine, queleritrina, protopina, berberina, coptisina, estilopina. Acid quelidónico. Flavonoids. Saponósidos. Carotenoids. In the latex: proteolytic enzymes.

Drug Action.

The celidonina is spasmolytic, analgesic, sedative slightly, Antitusiva, antiviral. The berberina is colagoga. The coptisina is keratolytic and Mitomycin it is used as antiverrucosa. Some alkaloids present an antibacterial action.


Spasms of the respiratory tree: laringospasmos, bronchospasm, cough, dismenorreas, headaches, dyskinesias gallstones, cholecystitis, cholelithiasis. In topical application is used to treat hyperkeratosis, warts corneas, and condylomata papillomas.


Pregnancy, infancy, obstruction of the biliary tract (oral)

Do not apply on nevus.

Caution / Poisoning.

For the abundance alkaloids is not recommended for use by internal route. It can cause narcosis, paralysis of the sensory nerve endings, and bradycardia tetánifomes contractures. It is believed that his administration can continuously be oncogenic. In any case, we recommend, prescribe treatments short, but not exceeding the doses indicated.

It has been described a case of intravascular hemolysis with anemia, kidney failure, liver cytolysis and thrombocytopenia after oral ingestion of an extract of celandine (Peris et al, 1997)

Latex is dermocáustico, very irritating to the skin and mucous membranes.

Galenica forms / Dosage.

Internal use:

Infusion: 10 grams / liter. Infuse 10 minutes, one to three cups a day.

Dust: 200 - 300 mg / day.

Fluid extract (1: 1) 10 - 20 drops once or twice a day.

Tincture (1: 5) 30 - 50 drops, one to three times a day.

Dry extract (5: 1) 50 - 100 mg once or twice a day.

Topical use:

Rub the warts two or three times a day with fresh latex. Apply with gloves, protecting the surrounding areas with Vaseline FILANTE.

Fluid extract and glycerin in equal parts, as callicida. Apply in the evening after a hot foot.


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