Chelidonium-A Magical Remedy in Homoeopathy

Review Article


  • Vipul Kumar Department of Pathology; Maharshi Menhi Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Katihar, Bihar


Chelidonium majus has been known as medicinal species since the very Antiquity. Medicinal properties of Chelidonium majus were described by Dioscorides and Pliny in the first century AD. It was a famous medicinal plant during the Middle Ages, mostly used to treat eye diseases, for throat cleansing, treatment of ulcers, skin eczema, colic and jaundice. Chelidonium majus is a perennial herb from papaveraceae family found commonly in European countries which emits yellow exudates from its parts like stems, leaves, roots when cut which resembles closely to bile and hence it acts remarkably for hepatobiliary disorders. It was introduced in Homoeopathic world by Dr. Hahnemann for the first time in Materia Medica Pura for hepatic, gastric and abdominal complaints. It is very efficacious for the treatment of right sided complaints and disorders like jaundice, gallstone, cholecystitis, right scapular pain, bilious vomiting, pneumonia of right lung, constipation etc. It is characterized by constant pain under the lower and inner angle of right scapula, tongue thickly coated yellow, desire for very hot drinks and foods, constipation when stool is hard, round balls like sheep`s dung etc. There is yellow pigmentation of face, forehead, whole skin, tongue, eyes, nose, mucous membranes and whole skin.




How to Cite

Kumar, V. . (2023). Chelidonium-A Magical Remedy in Homoeopathy : Review Article. International Journal of Advanced Ayurveda, Yoga, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy, 12(1), pp. 778–783. Retrieved from