Tetterwort or Greater Celandine, yellow-orange sap cures warts

Greater celandine flower and leaf

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

NameChelidonium majus
FamilyPapaveraceae
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

Orange sap on a broken greater celandine stem.This plant is poisonous and must never be ingested.

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.

Spreading greater celandine or tetterwort


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