Useful and therapeutic properties of the spring adonis ( Adonis , Montenegrin )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Perennial herb up to 60 cm in height.Rhizome vertical, short, dark brown in color.Stems rounded, naked, erect.Radical and lower stem leaves in the form of brownish scales, other stem leaves sessile, partitioned, share their narrow-linear, entire.Flowers solitary, large, light yellow.Fruits globose-obovoid, wrinkled, bent down their pillars, hooked.It blooms in April and May.

The whole plant is poisonous.

widespread in the black earth belt of the European part of Russia, the Caucasus, Western and Eastern Siberia, the Ukraine, in the Crimea.It grows on the fringes of forests and groves in the hills and slopes of the mountains, in the desert.

action early spring Adonis are cardiac glycosides (tsimarin and adonitoksin) and saponins.

Used spring adonis as a means of regulating the heart's activity, as well as the obschesedativ-ing and diuretic.Unlike drugs digitalis glycosides Adonis spring not cumulate, which allows the treatment of patients with drugs Adonis spring on an outpatient basis.

The people Adonis spring has long been known as a good remedy for colds, pneumonia, edema, and others. These diseases, when it is necessary to raise the vitality of the body and normalize heart function, with nervousness and insufficiency.

Due to the presence of Adonis cardiac glycoside, it has a calming effect on the heart, strengthens the nervous system, raises vitality and enhances diuresis (urination), which prevents swelling and regulated activity of the heart.In addition, it is used as a decoction with cramps, coughs, colic as a sedative, pain in the bones and headaches, fever, inflammation and pulmonary tuberculosis, emphysema, in hysteria.

harvested grass Adonis spring for one year only.It is dried and stored in accordance with the general rules of the aerial parts.

People's method of application.

Decoction: 1) for adults: 4-South 200ml or 1-2 tsp crushed dried herbs in a glass of boiling water.use 1 tbsp.spoon three times a day;2) for children two years of age - 5-6 drops six years - 15 drops, twelve - 2 teaspoons 5-6 times a day..

In the southern regions of South-East widespread the Volga adonis (Adonis the Volga).It differs from Adonis spring at a height (25-40 cm) from the ground almost branched stems, smaller flowers and wider, shorter linear-lanceolate lobes leaves.The whole plant is lighter in color of leaves and flowers.The drug against the Volga adonis Adonis spring gives way to a large extent.

For therapeutic purposes is used the entire aboveground part of the oli-governmental, collected during flowering.


Infusion: 6 g of herb per 200 ml of water, take 1 tbsp.spoon 2-3 times a day.