Tetterwort, or Greater Celandine, is often considered a weed. It’s cute flowers and amazing orange sap, however, are full of health benefits!
Top Tetterwort facts
Name – Chelidonium majus
Family – Papaveraceae
Type – medicinal plant
Height – 16 to 20 inches (40 to 50 cm)
Exposure – full sun, part sun
Soil – rather rich
Harvest – May to September.
Sowing and planting Greater Celandine or tetterwort
Very easy. Perform at the beginning of spring, directly in the growing bed.
Learn more about tetterwort
However, it has been proven to be effective in treating warts.
Greater celandine also goes by the name “tetterwort“.
The bright yellow opaque sap from this plant can be collected simply by cutting or breaking off the stem of a leaf.
It is said to have a beneficial effect when trying to remove warts.
Dabbing the sap on the wart directly once or twice a day will make the wart disappear within a few weeks, and in some cases within a couple months.
Smart tip about greater celandine
Note that this plant re-seeds itself very easily, and is often considered a weed by gardeners.
Credits for images shared to Nature & Garden (all edits by Gaspard Lorthiois):
Leaves and flower of greater celandine by AnRo0002 ★ under Public Domain
Greater celandine sappy branch by Emilian Robert Vicol under Pixabay license
Greater celandine spreading by Hans Braxmeier under Pixabay license