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Celidonia, Chelidonium maius

Family of papaveraceae

This small plant with yellow flowers is considered by herbalists as one of the best remedies for many diseases. It grows on ruins or along ditches.

The juice of this plant is useful to burn warts and verrucas, the decoction is purgative, soporific and diuretic, but if taken in high quantities the plant can be poisonous, so it should be used very carefully.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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