Contractions. - Chel. Chd. Chelidonium majus. Nat. ord., Papaveraceae. Synonym. - Papaver corniculatum luteum.
Fig. - English Botany, i., 1581.
Common Celandine. For. names: German, Schoel-kraut, Goldwurz; French, Eclaire; Italian, Cirigogna; Spanish, Celidonia.
Habitat. - In waste places, especially near towns and villages, all over Europe, America, and the corresponding parts of Asia.
Flowering time. - Spring.
Parts employed. - The entire fresh plant.
Characters. - About 2 feet high, slightly hairy, brittle, full of yellow fetid juice. Leaves pinnate, with about 5 decurrent segments which are broadly ovate, lobed, and crenated, sometimes jagged. Flowers in long-stalked umbels, yellow, rather small. Sepals glabrous. Pod long, somewhat turgid.
Time for collecting. - At the beginning of flowering.
Reference to Horn. Proving. - R. A. M. L., iv. Brrt. Journ. of Horn., xxiii., xxiv.
Proper forms for dispensing. - φ to 1, Tincture only. 3x and upwards, Tincture, Pilules, or Globules.
Average loss of moisture, 85 per cent.