Ranunculus arvensis

Ranunculus arvensis L.

Ranunculaceae

  • Corn Buttercup
  • عشبة الباسور
  • `ishbet el-basur
  • נוּרִית הַשָּׂדֶה
  • nurit ha-sade

Annual

  • Batha
  • Phrygana
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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Ranunculus arvensis L.

System/StateTraditional
Complaint/Use
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/Administration

Parts Used

Source
Gastrointestinal

Haemorrhoids

Anti-haemorrhoidal

Crush fresh herb & insert into rectum.

Aerial partsZ

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Ranunculus arvensis contains the oily glycoside, ranunculin, converted to protoanemonin by action of plant enzymes released when the plant is chewed. Protoanemonin is toxic & irritant causing blistering of mucous membranes in mouth & skin. Heating & drying destroys toxins. Strongly contraindicated in pregnancy & lactation.