Adonis vernalis
Title: Adonis vernalis
Additional Names: False hellebore; pheasant's eye; bird's eye
Literature References: Herbaceous perennial, Adonis vernalis L., Ranunculaceae, used in traditional medicine as a cardiac stimulant. Medicinal formulations are derived from the aerial parts collected while flowering and dried. Habit. Central to eastern Europe and Siberia. Constit. Cardenolides, primarily adonitoxin, cymarin, k-strophanthoside, k-strophanthoside-b; flavonoids, including vitexin, luteolin. Isoln of constituents: F. W. Heyl et al., J. Am. Chem. Soc. 40, 436 (1918); A. Pusz, S. B├╝chner, Arzneim.-Forsch. 13, 409 (1963). Description and medicinal uses: J. Gruenwald et al., PDR for Herbal Medicines (Medical Economics, Montvale, 2nd Ed., 2000) pp 5-6.
Therap-Cat: Cardiotonic.

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