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Scientific Name: Chelidonium majus
Alternative Names: Swallow wort, Tetterwort

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Chelidonium majus
Chelidonium majus


  • Perennial
  • Hardy perennial.
  • Full sun.

Parts Used

  • The whole plant, sap.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Internally:
  • Inflammation of the gall bladder and bile duct, jaundice, hepatitis, gout, arthritis and rheumatism.
  • Remittent fevers, spasmodic cough and bronchitis, skin eruptions, ulcers and cancer - especially for skin and stomach.
  • Externally:
  • Eye inflammations and cataract, bruises/sprains, warts, ringworm, psoriasis, eczema and malignant tumors.
  • Also used in Chinese medicine as Bai qu cai.
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