Greater celandine: a plant with multiple beneficial effects

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Greater celandine: a plant with multiple beneficial effects

Have you ever heard of wartweed? Well that’s actually the key ingredient in our MARLAY hand and foot lotion!

Greater celandine a is a plant with yellow flowers. Each boasts four beautifully golden petals. The plant is famed for its action against the warts. More accurately, it’s the sap of the greater celandine that explains its effectiveness against warts. This orange-coloured sap acts in a similar way to a corrosive substance. It escapes when the leaf or stem of the greater celandine is broken.
In France, the plant grows in spring. It often appears on roadsides and wastelands. The plant owes its Latin name to this time of year, chelidonium meaning swallow in ancient Greek – a reference to the arrival of these migratory birds.

A herb for treating warts, but more than that…

Greater celandine has long been the subject of fascination. Naturalists of ancient Rome wrote about its supposed effects on the eyes, allegedly allowing blind people to see again. Gradually, the doctors of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance discovered it was useful in the treatment of skin problems. So began a reputation that has held firm to this day.
But in addition to these benefits, greater celandine has other proven uses. It is said to calm digestive spasms such as intestinal and gastric cramps and to stimulate bile secretion. Finally, this plant is not lacking in resources since it is also thought to act as a mild sedative to treat problems such as anxiety and insomnia. It truly is a legendary plant, associated with multiple claims and whose effectiveness has long been proven. That’s why we exploit the full potential of greater celandine through our MARLAY lotions, ideal for solving your dead skin problems and giving a new youthfulness to your hands and feet.
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