Celandine Herb, C/S
$3.00 per Ounce
Celandine was a drug plant in the Middle Ages. Pliny called it Chelidonium from the Greek chelidon (a swallow), because it comes into flower when the swallows arrive and fades at their departure. The English name Celandine is merely a corruption of the Greek word. Its acrid juice has been employed successfully in removing films from the cornea of the eye, a property which Pliny tells us was discovered by swallows.
The juice has a strong irritating effect on the skin and was used in times past to remove warts and to treat eczema and ringworm. Today it is used to produce a yellow dye for wool.