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Chelidonium Majus & Your Liver- An Overview

Chelidonium Majus, commonly known as greater celandine, is a perennial herbaceous plant in the poppy (Papaveraceae) family . It is one of two species in the genus Chelidonium. It is native to Europe and western Asia and introduced widely in North America.

The dried above-ground parts, root, and rhizome (underground stem) are used to make medicine.

Preferred Region…

Very prominent liver remedy, covering most of the symptoms of Hepatic disorders. Such as Hepatomegaly, Cholecystitis, Cholelithiasis with Gall stone colic. Obstructive Jaundice due to hepatic and gall-bladder obstruction.

Characterises as :

Pain  especially the constant and under inferior angle of right scapula, is important indications.

Tongue & Taste

Yellow large and flabby (Merc; Hyd) tongue., with imprint of teeth;

with Bad odor from mouth.

Taste bitter .

Prefers hot food and drink

Nausea, vomiting; better by very hot water

Gastralgia;pain relieves temporarily by eating, especially when accompanied with hepatic symptoms.

Mainly RIGHT sided medicine: works on  right sided neuralgic pain, serous effusion, like hydrocoele, pleural effusion.

Due to Hepatic troubles

Stools becomes…

Constipated hard, round balls, like sheep’s dung, bright yellow, pasty; clay-colored, stools float in water;

Sometimes abdominal Distention, Fermentation and sluggish bowels movement causes  alternation of diarrhoea  and constipation.

Skin becomes…

Yellow gray colour of skin, itching, become wilted

Three more peculiars…

During spasmodic cough, small lumps of mucous fly from mouth

Icy coldness of tips of fingers

Periodic orbital neuralgia with excessive lachrymation,tears fairly gush out


Bilious complication during gestation.

The Relation

Chelidonium antidotes the abuse of Bryonia

Arsenic, Lycopodium, Sulphur are usually used after Chelidonium to complete the cure.

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