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Adonis vernalis

(Common name:- Sweet Vernal)

Classification

Adonis vernalis

History

The pheasantís eye has a long history of its medicinal uses.

For a very long time, the use of the plant has been retained in several European countries for its widespread medicinal functions.

It contains glycoside adonidin, which is well known for its use in relief from chronic heart problems.

The German Commission E Monographs, which provides therapeutic guide from herbal medicine, has recommended the plant for arrhythmia and other heart disorders.

Plant Description

Adonis vernalisís common name is Pheasant's eye, Spring pheasant's eye , Yellow pheasant's eye, Sweet Vernal,False hellebore.

Adonis vernail is a flowering plant that grows in rare parts of south Europe and in some parts of western Siberia.

The plant is scarce in its availability because of few suitable habitats and also because of its widespread use as a medicinal plant. The flowers are hermaphrodites and mostly begin to bloom during spring and may grow up to 80mm in diameter.

Cultivation

Adonis vernalis usually grows well in a soil that is well drained and preferably under sunshine or light shade.

Also the plant prefers a soil type that is not too heavy and free from slugs. As such the plant may grow well in sandy or loamy soils that may be acidic or alkaline in nature.

The flowers usually bloom around early spring and have a rich golden glow to them. The leaves, however, may be fragile and delicate. The plant however, may restrict the growth of other plants around it, including legumes.

Parts Used

The parts of the plant maybe widely used for medicinal purposes. Mostly the extract from the flowers is used for medicinal purposes including diseases of the heart. Other parts used may the entire plant in totality or the roots.

Chemical Constituents

The chemical constituents of the plant may include various glycosides such as adonidosid, adonivernosid, cymarin, adonitoxin, adonin, choline, picradonidin and resin.

Uses

Precautions

The plant contains poisonous glycosides and is not recommended for children or pregnant women.

In case of an overdose, a medical expert should at once be consulted to reduce the risk of the poison.

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