European swimsuit (Trollius europaeus L.)

European swimsuit is a herbaceous perennial representing the Ranunculaceae family. Other names: Bell, yellow bells, hot flowers, avdotki, frying, lights


Perennial, fairly tall herbaceous plant with fibrous roots. The leaves are palmately dissected into 5 sharply serrated lobes, the lower ones are petiolate, the upper ones are sessile. Flowers solitary, large, 2.5-3 cm in diameter, spherical, from 12-15 light yellow sepals, imbricately overlapping each other; petals narrow, orange, half as long as sepals; fruit – team leaflet. It blooms in May – June. The European swimsuit grows in forest glades, in shrubs, in damp meadows.

Contains active substances:

The fresh grass of the swimsuit contains protoanemonin (anemonol), traces of alkaloids, and the leaves contain saponins.

Medicinal use:

An aqueous decoction of the bathing herb is drunk for gastric diseases; an ointment prepared from fresh herbs with any fat is used for abscesses.

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