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Cheldonium majus

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Cheldonium majus

1. Description

Latin Name:
Chelidonium majus
Chelidonium majus-
Cheldonium majus, Chel, Blood flower, Celandine, C. Majus, Greater celandine, Jewelweed, Lady's earrings, Orange balsam, Swallowort, Swallowwort, Swallow wort,

2. Source & History

The Greater celandine is a member of the poppy family and its latex is concentrated in its yellow sap. In common with other latex producing plants (ie opium poppy) it contains proteolytic enzymes which could explain the topical use of the plant against warts and moles. Using these properties in 1978 a drug was manufactured from the greater celandine with the objective of treating cancer and other skin malformations. Historically it has been used as a sedative as far back as Dioscorides (1st century) and gypsies used it as a foot refresher.

The whole plant is used in the preparation of the Homeopathic tincture The above-ground parts are gathered during the flowering season whilst the roots are harvested in the autumn between August and October and dried..

3. Mentals & Generals

The patient is sad and anxious as though they had committed a crime from which they must escape. Quarrelsome, irritable, peevish, liable to exhibit outbreaks of temper, forgetful, weary, indolent, averse to mental or physical effort. This latter symptom is a prominent feature of Chelidonium patients who are also drowsy during the day, sleep poorly, perspire excessively and are continuously cold.

4. Particulars

Right sided supra orbital headache
Right sided pneumonis with pain extending to the back
Right shoulder/ scapular pain
Abdominmal pain in rt hypochondrium extending through to the back.

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2 - 4 am
Heat, wind, open air, movement, change in weather, touch

Lying on left side

6. Keywords

Complaints rt sided
Hepatic, gastric abdominal conditions
Pain under rt scapular
Ailments brought on by change in weather & which are ameliorated by food
Jaundiced skin tone particularly nose & cheeks

7. Clinicals

Rt sided migraine
Rt sided chest pain, pneumonia
Gastritis, nausea
Hepatitis, jaundice

8. Constitutional Prescribing

The use of Chel is usually restricted to symptomatic situations mainly because its duration of activity is only up to 14 days. 
However as always it is the patient picture that is important especially the mental & general manifestations that are the key determinants for its Constitutional use.

In terms of constitutional classification it accords with that of Nebel's Carbonic as its main sphere of activity is to drain and purify the liver, gall bladder and GI tract of toxins. 

High potency Constitutional prescription may therefore be used as background together with a concurrent lower potency symptomatic remedy administered according to the Law of Similars in situations where two or more of the main symptoms occur together in the patient. For example
Rt scapular pain and jaundice
Mental anxiety/ prostration  and gastritis

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9. Relationships

up to 14 days
Calc-c, Lyc, Puls, Sul
Bry, Lyc.
Remedies that Follow Well
Acon, Arn Bry, Cor-r, Ip, Led, Lyc, Nux-v, Sep, Spig, Sul.

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11. Further Information

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Sylvian Cazalet Homeopathe International Reversed Kent's Repertory
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Cheldonium majus
Cheldonium majus

Yellow latex sap of Chelidonium majus 
Yellow latex sap of Chelidonium majus

Kingdom: Plant
Latin Name: Chelidonium majus
Common Name: Greater celendine
Homeopahtic: Cheldonium majus  

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