CHELIDONIUM MAJUS

CHELIDONIUM MAJUS

FAMILY :: PAPAVERACEAE
GREATER CELANDINE: Hardy perennial native of Europe; easy to grow in most situations. Alkaloid-rich orange sap used as a narcotic, antispasmodic (smooth muscle), purgative, cholagogue and antimitotic. A medicinal herb no longer in popular usage. Named by Dioscorides khelidon (swallow) because it always flowered when the swallows were migrating.

SANGUINARIA CANADENSIS

SANGUINARIA CANADENSIS

FAMILY :: PAPAVERACEAE
BLOODROOT: Creeping rootstock with single stemmed 1½” white flowers and a single basal blue-green leaf. The root has a red juice when cut. Hardy USA native of moist, rich, shaded forests. Expectorant, emetic, cardio-active escharotic, stimulant. Dangerous in large quantities.