Want to learn how to make celandine tea for hepatitis and liver problems? Keep reading and discover an amazing celandine tea 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. Needless to say, celandine is a powerhouse. Before we show you how to make celandine tea for hepatitis, here is how to harvest and dry celandine to make tea.
In Latin, coeli donum means the gift of heaven, a name that shows how much ancient doctors valued celandine.
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How to Harvest Celandine
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.
- Immediately after harvesting, put the celandine to dry in a thin layer, in a shady, well-ventilated, and moisture-free place. Drying in the sun destroys the active principles of the plant.
- Turn the plants from one side to the other once a day until they are completely dry.
- You know the celandine is completely dried when it acquires a dark green color; if it has turned black or has discolored, it’s not a good sign.
Half a kilogram of fresh plant makes approximately one hundred grams of dry celandine. To make one kilogram of dried plant, you need around 6-8 kg of fresh celandine plant. 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. If you don’t want to go harvesting, you can find already dried celandine below. Now let’s see how to make celandine tea.
How to Make Celandine Tea for Hepatitis
Put 1 tsp of celandine powder in a cup of lukewarm water (40°C/104°F) and soak overnight (8-12 hours). Strain the cold maceration and use the celandine powder once again to prepare a hot infusion, by steeping it in another cup of boiling water for 15-30 minutes. Strain the infusion, allow it to cool down (40-60°C/104-140°F), and then combine the two extractions together. Drink the celandine tea within 24 hours (provided it is kept at a maximum of 10°C/50°F). The hot celandine tea for hepatitis is ready to use.
How to Use Celandine Tea for Hepatitis
Celandine tea has a liver tonic effect, helps regenerate the liver, drains the bile and liver, and has antiviral, cholagogue (stimulates the bile), and choleretic (promotes the elimination of bile) actions. It is a real panacea for all kinds of liver conditions and works extremely well for both hepatitis A and hepatitis B. The most spectacular results you have when combining celandine with two other medicinal plants with special liver healing properties: common agrimony (Agrimonia eupatoria) and St. John’s wort (Hypericum perforatum).
Drink 1/2 liter (2 cups) of celandine tea prepared following the directions above, but add 1 tsp of dried common agrimony and another one of St. John’s wort when making the tea for better results. The water quantity and instructions remain unchanged. Split it into five portions and drink one portion every two hours throughout the day. For children, the tea quantity for a day is reduced, namely: for children between 14-18 tea is reduced by 1/3; for children aged 12-14 tea is halved; for children between 8-12 years of age the tea is reduced to 1/3, and for children aged 6-8, the tea is reduced to 1/4. This treatment lasts for 49 days.
Celandine Tea Baths for Hepatitis
French herbalist Maurice Messegue has managed to treat viral hepatitis with celandine infusion baths. Here is how to use celandine tea for hepatitis. Bathe your hands and feet for 15 minutes every night in hot water in which you add 1-2 liters of the celandine tea (same recipe as above, but use 3-4 tsp of celandine powder instead of one). Then gently pad dry (do not wash with water or wipe) and off to bed.
The celandine tea bath is a gentle and effective treatment for viral hepatitis, as the active principles of the plant are absorbed through the skin and passed into the lower blood flow. From there they are transported to the liver, where they have profound therapeutic effects.
3 Celandine Infusion with Other Herbs
In addition to the celandine tea for hepatitis, celandine works very well with other medicinal herbs for various other ailments. Here are a few of the most important celandine tea uses with other herbs or alone.
1. Liver Problems – Combine a teaspoon each of celandine flowers and leaves, calendula flowers, chicory root, dandelion root, and everlast flowers (Helichrysum arenarium). Simmer a teaspoon of the herbal blend in 200 ml of water, steep for an hour in a thermos, and strain. Drink 1-2 spoons (depending on body weight) before each meal, but not more than 5 times a day. This is one of the most important celandine tea uses.
2. Pancreatitis – Scald five grams of dried and crushed celandine into a liter of boiling water and steep for 12 hours, in an enameled pot (do not use metal). Ideally, prepare the infusion at six o’clock in the evening and strain it at six in the morning. Add 200 grams of acacia or wildflower honey (not of any other variety) to the tea and mix. Have a spoonful of the celandine tea, every hour, before or after eating. After 2 months of treatment, the pancreatitis symptoms usually go away.
3. Dental periostitis – Simmer 2 teaspoons of celandine, one teaspoon of sage, and 1/2 teaspoon of oak bark in 300 ml of water. After it starts boiling, continue simmering for another 7 minutes on low heat, covered with a lid. Steep the tea for an hour and use warm to rinse your mouth throughout the day.
4. Pharyngitis, Laryngitis, Throat Infections – add a teaspoon of sea salt in a cup of celandine tea and gargle with this tea 3 times a day, 3 minutes each. Russian researchers claim that sea salt celandine tea has extremely strong antibiotic and antiviral effects for all throat infections, hence this is one of the main celandine tea uses.
5. Whooping Cough – gargling with warm celandine tea 4-6 times a day has a very effective calming effect for a whopping cough. This is one of the least known celandine tea uses. You can find all the herbs and ingredients below.
Celandine Side Effects
Since ancient times, healers have known that celandine can be a toxic plant when used incorrectly. Thus, it is used only in small quantities, for a short period of time, and best combined with other herbs. The maximum dose for an adult is one teaspoon of dried celandine per day to make the tea. Celandine overdose can cause vomiting, nausea, muscle cramps, sudden drop in blood pressure with bradycardia (rare pulse), and central nervous system problems. First aid consists of stomach washing and drinking lots of water. We recommend that you only use celandine preparations under the supervision of an experienced herbal doctor.
More Celandine Recipes:
Celandine Tincture Recipe
Fermented Celandine Drinks
Celandine Oil for Burns
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 tea or learning about celandine tea uses in herbal blends, please share this article. Stay healthy, naturally!
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