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ADONIS

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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.

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