Spring chistyak (Ficaria verna Huds.)
Chistyak spring is a herbaceous perennial from the Buttercup family (Ranunculaceae). Other names: butter color, early lettuce, poison leaf
A perennial herbaceous plant with a bunch of tuberous roots and an ascending stem. The leaves are whole, rounded heart-shaped, large-shaped at the edges, shiny, dark green, lower on long, upper on short petioles. The flowers are bright yellow with a three-leaved calyx and a multi-petal corolla. Blooms in April-May. Chistyak grows in damp places, in deciduous forests, among shrubs.
Contains active substances:
Chistyak spring contains saponin, vitamin C, protoanemonin (fresh plant), anemonin (dry).
A decoction of the whole plant is drunk when bitten by snakes, the plant is crushed, mixed with lard, and this ointment is applied to the place bitten by the snake. Used in homeopathy.