Celandine - a means-tested over the centuries

April 23, 2014

  • Celandine - a means-tested over the centuries
  • Chemical composition
  • How to use

   Celandine - a plant from the family of the poppy, which grows in Europe as well as in the Asian temperate and subarctic climate. It stems, leaves, roots and flowers are used as medicine. Celandine is used for various disorders associated with the work of the digestive tract, including diarrhea, gastroenteritis, irritable bowel syndrome, constipation, loss of appetite, stomach cancer, intestinal polyps, disorders of the liver and gall bladder.


Which treats diseases celandine

In folk medicine celandine has for centuries used to treat serious diseases of the liver, intestine, gall bladder, to cleanse the blood, stimulate metabolic processes. Celandine in cosmetology and medicine used to treat skin diseases such as psoriasis and dermatitis; with its help remove warts and warts, get rid of pimples and acne. It is also used for toothache and other pains, anorexia, intestinal flu, indigestion, high blood pressure, gout, arthritis, menstrual irregularities. Furthermore, there is evidence indicating that some of the substances in the composition of celandine may slow the growth of cancerous tumors. However, the effect of celandine is not well understood, and the available data are not sufficient to draw definitive conclusions about its effectiveness.

At the moment it can be considered proven only that celandine really helps to relieve the symptoms of indigestion. In one study, subjects were given capsule celandine 1-2 times a day, or placebo; it was found that celandine is effective in improving the condition of patients than placebo. Later it was found that the liquid celandine gives the same result. Studies conducted in Russia and China, confirmed the effectiveness of the treatment of warts celandine. Although these studies are not entirely consistent with the requirements relating to clinical trials, the centuries-old experience in the use of traditional medicines speaks in favor of what really celandine helps get rid of warts. Of course, the treatment of celandine Treatment of celandine - for help to nature  Treatment of celandine - for help to nature
   It takes longer than, for example, current treatments with laser or liquid nitrogen.

The effectiveness of celandine The use of celandine - a wide range of actions  The use of celandine - a wide range of actions
   for the treatment of cancer, despite numerous studies, it has not been confirmed. However, completely deny the assumption that celandine are useful in therapy of cancer is also not possible: it is known that contained in the plant alkaloids can reduce the tumor, but in doses sufficient to achieve a therapeutic effect, are very toxic.


How does he work?

Studies have found that celandine may slow the growth of cancer cells, but it is potentially harmful to healthy cells. Furthermore, it was found that it improves the current bile and possesses analgesic activity.

In combination with herbs such as peppermint Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness  Mint and its useful properties: aromatic freshness
 , Pharmacy chamomile, caraway, licorice, lemon balm, angelica, and milk thistle, celandine effectively helps with indigestion (dyspepsia), acid reflux, stomach pain, cramps, nausea and vomiting.

Efficiency celandine as a means of cancer has not yet been proved. At the same time research results suggest that the application of celandine as an adjunct therapy increases the probability of survival of patients with cancer of the colon, bladder, pancreas and mammary gland. Some experts believe that celandine extract doses large enough to reduce the size of the tumor, or to slow their growth, may be toxic to the patient.


Contraindications celandine

Celandine is not recommended during pregnancy (in this plant contain substances that can cause miscarriage), and during breast-feeding. It should not be given to children under the age of twelve years, and apply to damaged and sensitive skin. In addition, the reception of celandine inside can aggravate liver disease, so people who have these diseases, before using this herb, it is necessary to consult a doctor. Celandine is also contraindicated if you are allergic to any of the substances that are part of it.


Symptoms of poisoning celandine

Medicinal herbs celandine security of many medicines, but after prolonged use or taking in too large doses, it can lead to poisoning. As a rule, poisoning celandine cause the following symptoms:

  • Nausea;
  • Vomiting;
  • Heartburn;
  • Abdominal pain;
  • Diarrhea;
  • Coughing;
  • Drowsiness caused by the action of alkaloids.
  • In rare cases, celandine can cause nerve paralysis, liver and kidney damage.
  • Other possible side effects of celandine:
  • Contact dermatitis - most often seen on the skin after application of celandine juice;
  • Blistering, very rarely - skin ulcers.

Burn from celandine - a fairly common side effect that usually associated with the misuse of drugs with celandine. Juice of celandine and broths rarely lead to burns, although it is possible if the patient is extremely sensitive skin Sensitive skin: causes and care  Sensitive skin: causes and care



Chistotel not always safe for oral application - it can cause serious disruption to the liver. When applied to the skin, it sometimes causes an allergic reaction. Before using celandine should consult with your doctor.

It is not known how safe celandine during pregnancy and lactation. Because it contains enough potent chemical compounds, expectant and nursing mothers should not take it without a justified need.

Since celandine improves current bile, his welcome, especially in high doses, can cause aggravation of the symptoms of obstruction of the bile duct.

There is some probability that celandine may contribute hepatitis and other liver diseases. Do not take it if you already have disorders of the liver and / or if you have a predisposition to them.

Celandine is not recommended in conjunction with drugs that can cause liver damage. These medications include:

  • acetaminophen, amiodarone (Cordarone), carbamazepine (Tegretol), isoniazid, methotrexate (Rheumatrex), methyldopa (Aldomet), fluconazole (Diflucan), itraconazole (Sporanox), erythromycin (Erythrocin, Ilosone), phenytoin (Dilantin), lovastatin (Mevacor) , pravastatin (Pravachol), simvastatin (Zocor).

If you use any of the listed medicines, talk to your doctor before you start taking celandine. Perhaps, during the course of treatment you will need to undergo regular medical examinations in order to timely notice the appearance of side effects.