Want to learn how to make celandine tincture at home for many health issues? Keep reading and discover an amazing celandine tincture 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 tincture at home, here is how to harvest and dry celandine to make the tincture.
In This Article You Will Find:
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. If you don’t want to go harvesting, you can find already dried celandine here.
How to Make Celandine Tincture
The celandine tincture recipe is simple. Put 15 tablespoons of celandine powder in a jar and one and a half cups (400 ml) of 50 degrees food alcohol. Seal the jar tight and leave it to macerate for two weeks. Strain the celandine tincture and pour it into small, amber glass bottles with a dropper. The regular dose for an adult is 50-100 drops diluted in a little bit of water, four times a day, but it varies depending on health problem. If you don’t want to make celandine tincture at home, you can find it online below.
8 Amazing Celandine Tincture Uses
1. Stomach Spasms
One of the less-known celandine tincture uses is for alleviating stomach spasms. This treatment is symptomatic, so you can use it whenever you experience spasms, as certain alkaloids in celandine promptly relax the smooth muscles of the digestive tube. The dosage is 3-4 teaspoons a day when needed.
2. Indigestion and Dyspepsia
According to the research of German doctor J.C. Bauman, there is no medicine more effective than celandine in treating problems related to digestion. Half a teaspoon of celandine tincture four times a day reduces the feeling of nausea, strongly stimulates the production of gastric juices and bile, and eliminates the state of discomfort, and heaviness in the stomach, accompanied by indigestion. Each dose of celandine tincture is taken 10 minutes before a meal, for 3 weeks maximum. You can pause and resume if needed.
3. Early Stage Cirrhosis
One of the most important celandine tincture uses is in chronic liver problems, such as early-stage cirrhosis. The reason is that celandine is a powerful liver detox and tonic, and it stimulates liver cell regeneration. For the treatment of incipient cirrhosis, you can use a blend of celandine, milk thistle (Silybum marianum), and club moss (Lycopodium clavatum) tinctures, in equal amounts.
To make milk thistle and clubmoss tincture at home, follow the same recipe for making celandine tincture above. Blend equal amounts of these three herbal tinctures and have a teaspoon with half a cup of water, 4 times a day, on an empty stomach. Continue for at least 6 months, during which time do not drink alcohol, eat meat, eggs, animal fats, margarine, fried foods, and food additives (coloring, flavoring, preservation, etc.), and do not smoke. You can find milk thistle and club moss tinctures below.
4. Biliary Dyskinesia
Add 1/2 tablespoon of celandine tincture, 1/2 tablespoon of artichoke tincture, and one tablespoon of oregano tincture to 1/2 liter (2 cups) of water. Have half a cup on an empty stomach, a quarter of an hour before eating. The shelf life of the remedy is 48 hours, provided that it does not stay in the sun or at temperatures above 21°C/70°F. To make the oregano and artichoke tinctures at home, follow the same recipe for celandine tincture above. If not, you can find these tinctures below.
5. High Cholesterol
One of the most powerful combinations of hypocholesterolemic plants is celandine, birch leaf, and artichoke. To lower cholesterol naturally, combine equal amounts of these three herbal tinctures and have one teaspoon with 100 ml of water, half an hour before each meal, for at least 30 days. This is one of the least known celandine tincture uses. You can find birch leaf tincture and artichoke tincture below.
6. Atherosclerosis and Sleep Apnea
Celandine tincture is also amazing for atherosclerosis and sleep apnea. In this case, you can have 5 drops of celandine tincture in 50 ml of water, 3 times a day, 20 minutes before meals. Continue for 14 days, pause for 10 days, and resume if needed.
7. Oral and Genital Herpes
Celandine tincture is an amazing natural remedy for herpes, both internally and topically. Here is how to use it. Have one teaspoonful of the celandine tincture three times a day in 12-day courses. Topically, combine celandine tincture with an equal amount of propolis tincture, and apply by dripping (not by dabbing it) over the affected area, 4-6 times a day. The effects are quick and long-lasting, as this is one of the most effective celandine tincture uses.
How to Make Celandine Tincture for Topical Use
Put 20 tablespoons of celandine powder in a jar, then pour 75 degrees alcohol (3 parts 96 degrees food alcohol and one part water) just enough to cover the powder by one cm (half an inch). Seal and allow the tincture to macerate for 10 days, then strain and filter. Pour the celandine tincture into a flat, clean plate and leave for 12-24 hours to evaporate, until you only have one-third of the initial quantity. You will have a dark which sticks to the skin. This paste is only used topically for infected wounds, as you will see below.
How to Use Celandine Tincture Topically
Russian researcher Vladimir Molochko demonstrated that celandine destroys the pathogenic bacteria in the treated area, but also manages to penetrate the tissues deeply, thus curing the infection completely. To heal infected wounds, apply compresses with celandine tincture on the affected area 2-3 times a day for 30 minutes each. The effectiveness of the concentrated celandine tincture is almost immediate.
Celandine Side Effects
Since ancient times, healers knew 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 Tea for Hepatitis
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 tincture for liver issues, please share this article. Stay healthy, naturally!
Share on Pinterest ❤️