Buttercup anemone



A perennial herbaceous plant with a well-developed rhizome, from which several leaves grow on long petioles. The leaves are semi-skinny, three-lobed, deeply heart-shaped at the base, often covered with a purple bloom from below. The flowers are blue, with 3 small, sepal-like, green involucre leaves and 6 blue, petal-like, chalice-leaves; the corolla is underdeveloped; many stamens and pistils. Blooms in April-May.

It grows in forests and among shrubs.

In large doses, it is poisonous.

For medicinal purposes, fresh leaves are used, not often dry ones.

In folk medicine, anemone is used for inflammation of the liver, cholelithiasis, inflammation of the spleen, kidneys and bladder in the form of an extract: from 10 g of fresh or within 2 g of dry crushed leaves, prepare a glass of extract with cold water and drink in sips throughout the day.

Anemone in a mixture with other plants is prescribed for shortness of breath, asthma, fits of hysteria, pain, scabies. Alcohol tincture of anemone is used externally for rheumatism and sciatica.

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