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has been used for many centuries as an herbal remedy. It is a very
traditional cancer herb. This herb is said to promote good immune system
responses as well as both the destruction and shrinkage of active cancer
cells in the body. Celandine contains sanguinarine and is often mentioned
as an herbal treatment for cancer, though there doesn't seem to be modern
studies supporting that use. As with most herbal medicines, the root has a
much higher concentration of active chemicals than the ariel parts, which
are most often used as a powder in capsules or tinctured to make extracts.
celandine acts as a mild sedative which has been used historically to
treat asthma, bronchitis, and whooping cough. The herb's antispasmodic
effect improves bile flow in the gallbladder and has been reputed to treat
gallstones and gallbladder pain. Traditional
Chinese medicine uses celandine in cough medicines, as the herb acts as an
expectorant, and pain reliever.
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