Traditional uses for Chelidonium majus or commonly called Greater Celandine includes assisting Liver and Gallbladder function. It is believed to have cholagogue properties. This means it may help promote bile flow and support the functioning of these organs. It has been used to address liver conditions such as jaundice and hepatitis. It may aide digestion and alleviate digestive symptoms like bloating, gas, and stomach discomfort. It also may have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties. These may help with conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, warts and skin irritations.
It's important to exercise caution when using greater celandine as it contains potentially toxic alkaloids. The plant can cause adverse effects and may interact with certain medications. It's recommended to consult with a healthcare professional before using greater celandine or any other herbal remedy, especially if you have underlying health conditions, are taking medications, pregnant or breastfeeding.