Meadow buttercup - a plant that belongs to the buttercup family. There are a lot of people's names buttercup hydroxide, among them - flower oil, podagrovaya grass and grass burning. In pharmacies sold under the name "Grass Buttercup caustic."
The rhizome is a plant - a short and thickened, and from it develop erect stems that can reach a height of 30 to 100 cm. These plants are branching, slaboopuschennymi hollow. Bright golden yellow flowers arranged at the ends of branches. The leaves of the buttercup may look different.
At the stem leaves the structure more simple, they are sedentary and have linear lobes. Period flowering herb - May-June.
Basal leaves "sit" on long stalks and are 5-7 palchatorazdelnymi. Especially prevalent buttercup meadows. By the way, his bright colors are not pleased with the peasants, because the plant is poisonous, which is particularly bad for cattle grazing.
His caustic substances lose their force only in dried form, which is why the hay with the content of sodium buttercup cattle is safe.
The use of sodium buttercup
Use only the aerial part of the plant, which is effective only in the freshly harvested form. It is worth noting that in folk medicine are not distinguish between different types of buttercups, which have a similar appearance.
The most important active ingredient, which is in Buttercup caustic is protoanemonin, which causes irritation to the mucous membranes and skin. Among other useful substances of this plant may be mentioned vitamin C, tannins, asponiny, arginine and asparagine. These substances are found not only in caustic buttercup, but also in all kinds of plants.
Meadow buttercup is not used in the official medicine!
Buttercup has found application in homeopathy. For example, the bulbous tool that is prepared from buttercup, gives a good effect in irritation of the mouth, nose and eyes as well as for pain in the chest (it can be any kind of pain - from tingling to shortness of breath). Buttercup used to relieve pain in muscles. It copes well with skin rashes, even with pustules.
All kinds of yellow buttercups are widely accepted in traditional medicine. The most famous is the burning effect of this herb. Even if you just pick a flower can speak bubbles on her hands. Unfortunately, alternative medicine still finds use fresh leaves Buttercup caustic, but experts strongly recommend to try at least one way of national treatment.
Traditional medicine uses meadow buttercup to treat neurological and headaches, wounds, boils, gout, rheumatism, burns. Though the main substance that is found in the Buttercup caustic (protoanemonin) and is toxic in small doses it can stimulate the nervous system and increase the number of red blood cells.
For example, thinly sliced buttercups, infused with milk, with strong locks can be a good laxative.
Even the French court physician under Ferdinand the I identified external and internal use of flowers in the warts.
Damage from the use of sodium buttercup
As mentioned above, the fresh grass acrid buttercup is poisonous. Corrosive substances, which are part of the plant, when applied topically can irritate the mucous membranes and skin. Getting into the grass leads to irritation of the stomach and intestines, causing colic and diarrhea. In order to somehow cope with the negative effects of poisoning, it is necessary first to induce vomiting and then be sure to take activated charcoal. All further poison the care of the person is entrusted to a doctor. Incidentally, the outer skin lesions may pass without a trace.