The effect of celandine on the gastrointestinal tract
In Iberogast®, celandine mainly contributes to the activation of the muscle tone in the antrum of the stomach. Its components bind to serotonin receptors and show spasmolytic effects in the intestine.
Furthermore, the extracts of celandine in Iberogast®, like all the herbs it contains, can fend off free radicals.
Most of the anti-spasmodic properties of celandine are attributed to the contained alkaloids, which promote digestion, relieve cramps and have anti-inflammatory effects. Furthermore, alkaloids are considered to be antiviral, antimicrobial and anti-tumorous. Additionally, analgesic, choleretic and immunomodulatory properties have been described.
Alkaloids are nitrogen-containing compounds that protect plants from diseases and, due to their mostly bitter taste, from predators. They are also found in tomatoes, eggplants, goji berries and various teas.
The recommended daily dose of Iberogast® contains a significantly low (0.3 milligrams) amount of these substances.