Adonis vernalis. N.O. Ranunculaceae.
Synonym ► False Hellebore, Pheasant’s Eye. Habitat ► Cornfields and meadows.
Features ► Stem up to one foot high. Leaves alternate, divided pinnately into linear segments. Flowers large, yellow, solitary at termination of stem. Oval head of achenes succeeds flower.
Part used ► Herb.
Action ► Cardiac, tonic, diuretic.
Highly esteemed in cases where stimulation of heart’s action is necessary, heart strain and cardiac dropsy. Diuretic qualities of value in kidney affections. Dose, 1-2 drops of the fluid extract.