In this Article
- What other names is Lesser Celandine known by?
- What is Lesser Celandine?
- How does Lesser Celandine work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Lesser Celandine.
However, lesser celandine is POSSIBLY UNSAFE when used on skin. Putting lesser celandine on the skin can cause mucous membrane and skin irritation. The fresh, bruised plant can cause blisters if it is in contact with the skin long enough.
Lesser celandine is LIKELY UNSAFE when plant parts besides the leaf sheaths are taken by mouth. Taking it by mouth can cause side effects such as severe irritation of the stomach and intestines, diarrhea, and irritation of the urinary tract. Liver damage has also been reported.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It's LIKELY UNSAFE to take lesser celandine by mouth if you are pregnant or breast-feeding. Don't use it.
Stomach and intestinal (gastrointestinal, GI) tract problems: Lesser celandine can irritate the GI tract and make GI conditions worse. Don't use lesser celandine if you have a stomach or intestinal problem, especially an infection or a condition that causes swelling (inflammation).
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