Lesser celandine



RanunculusFicaria

Botanical name:- Ranunculus ficaria

Ranunculus ficaria flowers



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
Order:     Ranunculales
Family:     Ranunculaceae
Genus:     Ranunculus
Species:     R. ficaria
Binomial name
Ranunculus ficaria

Medicinal uses:-

Medicines should be made from the dried herb or by heat extraction as the plant contains protoanemonin, a mild toxin.

The plant is widely used in Russia and is sold in most pharmacies as a dried herb.

Ranunculus flower



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Toxicity :-

The plant used to be known as Pilewort because it was used to treat hemorrhoids. Supposedly, the knobbly tubers of the plant resemble piles, and according to the doctrine of signatures this resemblance suggests that pilewort could be used to cure piles.

Celandine flower



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Scientific classification
Kingdom:     Plantae
(unranked):     Angiosperms
(unranked):     Eudicots
Order:     Ranunculales
Family:     Ranunculaceae
Genus:     Ranunculus