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Herbs And Herbalism - False Hellebore

False Hellebore - Spring/Eye Pheasant's Adonis Ox-eye. 

The name comes from the mythology of Adonis, who was slain by a wild boar and whose blood was used to create the plant. 

  • Several European pharmacopoeias still include it. 
  • A. vernalis, with yellow flowers, and A. annua, with red blooms, are the two kinds. 

Description - Herb that grows year after year. 10-30 cm tall; sparsely branching, leaves abundant and well divided; solitary, terminal, bright yellow blooms in early spring. 

  • In temperate zones, it grows wild on occasion; it may also be cultivated in the garden. 
  • Cultivation Plant in moist soils in full sun or partial shade; blooms best in full sun. 
  • Rockeries are ideal for A. vernalis. It is impossible to transplant A. annua. Some variants with white or double flowers are grown. 

Constituents - Cymarin is one of the glycosides. 

  • This recipe calls for dried herbs. A good heart tonic that isn't cumulative and isn't as poisonous as Digitali-. Coronary arteries are dilated. 
  • Because of the uneven absorption, it is not extensively utilized. 
  • Vermifuge. 

Contra-indications - Even in tiny quantities, it is poisonous and should only be used by medical professionals.

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