Want to learn how to make celandine oil for burns and skin problems? Keep reading and discover an amazing celandine oil recipe.
Celandine is one of the most fantastic medicinal plants you can work with. It synthesizes no less than 12 alkaloids with exceptional healing properties, stimulates bile and the liver, restores liver cells, supports the activity of the pancreas, kills bacteria, viruses, and fungi, and even has cytostatic properties in skin cancer. Before we show you how to make celandine oil for burns and other skin issues, learn how to harvest your own celandine.
In Latin, coeli donum means the gift of heaven, a name that shows how much ancient doctors valued celandine.
How to Harvest Celandine to Make Celandine Oil
Greater celandine (Chelidonium majus) can be harvested from the beginning of May, or the end of April, when it starts to bloom, until the end of November. Only harvest it when it has buds or flowers, and not when it already has seed pods. Harvesting is done in sunny weather, as harvesting on rainy days or after rain turns the plant brown, which lessens its active principles.
- To avoid staining your hands, wear a pair of gloves when cutting the aerial parts (leaves, stems, and flowers) of the celandine. Do not touch your eyes, mouth, or other sensitive areas, with your hands, as celandine may be very irritating. Use the plant immediately after harvesting to make the best celandine oil recipe.
Fresh celandine leaves an orange sap (latex), which has very important medicinal properties, especially for skin problems such as warts. You can learn how to use fresh celandine for warts here.
How to Make Celandine Oil
Finely chop 2-3 fresh celandine plants with flowers, and put them in a glass or enamel bowl. Heat up the vegetable oil to boiling point in a double boiler for 20 minutes. Then pour the hot oil over the chopped celandine plants to cover the plants by two fingers. Put a weight on top of the plants, to keep them submerged in the oil. You can even use a piece of crystal for instance, but do not use any metal objects.
Cover the bowl with a towel and leave the celandine to infuse for 7 days in the dark. Then strain the oil using a cheesecloth, so you squeeze all the oil out. Pour the celandine oil into a glass bottle and store it in the refrigerator. The celandine-infused oil is only used topically for burns, bedsores, and frostbite.
More Celandine Recipes:
Celandine Tea for Hepatitis
Celandine Tincture Recipe
Fermented Celandine Drinks
Ancients believed that celandine has the healing power of the sun, thus the name Chelidonium meaning the gift of heaven. Folk healers only picked it when the sun was in the sign of Leo to maximum healing benefits, and alchemists believed that they could extract gold from its petals. Celandine was and still is one of the most magnificent medicinal plants ever. If you’ve enjoyed learning how to make celandine oil for skin issues, please share this article. Stay healthy, naturally!
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