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Ficaria verna - Fig buttercup

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Ficaria verna

Ficaria verna commonly known as lesser celandine, is a low-growing, hairless perennial flowering plant in the buttercup family Ranunculaceae native to Europe and west Asia.

Uses

Haemorrhoids, Ulcers, Piles, Curing liver disorders, Perineal damage, Blotches, Pimples, Diarrhea, Sore throats

Parts Used

Dried folaige, Whole herb.

Chemical Composition

Chromatographic analysis confirmed the presence of phenolic acids: vanillic, synapic, ferulic, p-coumaric, caffeic, p-hydroxybenzoic, protocatechuic and p-hydroxyphenylacetic [1]

Common names

Language Common name
Kannada
Hindi
Malayalam
Tamil
Telugu
Marathi NA
Gujarathi NA
Punjabi NA
Kashmiri NA
Sanskrit
English Lesser celandine, Fig buttercup


Properties

Reference: Dravya - Substance, Rasa - Taste, Guna - Qualities, Veerya - Potency, Vipaka - Post-digesion effect, Karma - Pharmacological activity, Prabhava - Therepeutics.

Dravya

Rasa

Guna

Veerya

Vipaka

Karma

Prabhava

Habit

Herb

Identification

Leaf

Kind Shape Feature
Simple alternate there is one leaf per node along the stem and the edge of the leaf blade has teeth

[2]

Flower

Type Size Color and composition Stamen More information
Unisexual 2-4cm long Yellow 13 there are two or more ways to evenly divide the flower

Fruit

Type Size Mass Appearance Seeds More information
general 2.6–2.8 mm the fruit is dry but does not split open when ripe With hooked hairs many {{{6}}}

Other features

List of Ayurvedic medicine in which the herb is used

Where to get the saplings

Mode of Propagation

Seeds, Cuttings.

How to plant/cultivate

Prefers a moist loamy neutral to alkaline soil in full sun or shade[3]

Commonly seen growing in areas

Montane forest, Meadows, Shores of rivers, Shores of lakes.

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