Despite serious safety concerns, people take lesser celandine for scurvy, a condition caused by lack of vitamin C.
Lesser celandine is sometime applied directly to the skin for bleeding wounds and gums, swollen joints, warts, scratches, and hemorrhoids.
In food, fresh leaves of lesser celandine are sometimes used in salads.
Don't confuse lesser celandine with greater celandine (Chelidonium majus). Also, don't confuse lesser celandine with Scrophularia nodosa, since both are sometimes called figwort; or with amaranth and bulbous buttercup, since all three are known as pilewort.
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