A perennial herbaceous plant with a bunch of tuberous roots and an ascending stem. The leaves are whole, rounded heart-shaped, large-sized 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.
It grows in damp places, in deciduous forests, among shrubs. The medicinal raw material is the herb or the whole plant. The raw material contains saponins, vitamin C, protoanemonin (fresh plant), anemonin (dry).
In folk medicine, a decoction of the whole plant is drunk when bitten by a snake, the plant is crushed, mixed with lard and an ointment is applied to the bitten place.
Used in homeopathy.