Buttercup caustic


This plant, better known to everyone as night blindness, has been widely used among lovers of traditional medicine as a treatment for rheumatism, headaches, tuberculosis, burns, wounds and boils.


Buttercup caustic is a perennial herb, has a fibrous root system and a straight branching stem. The lower leaves are located on long petioles, divided into lobes of a rhomboid shape, dentate along the edges. Golden-yellow flowers 1-2 cm in size, grow in single or inflorescences - half-umbrellas. Fruit - globular nut. Flowering time: May - August.

Buttercup caustic

Where to looking for?

It is possible to find a caustic buttercup almost throughout the entire territory of Russia: on floodplains, meadows, outskirts of marshes and in fields - like a weed plant.

Features of the collection

In folk medicine, the so-called buttercup grass is used - its stems, leaves, flowers. Harvest them should be in the flowering period. Buttercup is very poisonous, therefore, when applied topically, it can cause severe irritation of the skin, as well as eyes, nose, and larynx (this manifests itself in the form of lacrimation, sharp eye pain, cough). Fresh leaves of buttercup can be used externally for suppuration, as well as for the treatment of burns and wounds. But be careful! Fresh leaves of a buttercup caustic are toxic, they can cause severe damage to the skin up to necrosis. Buttercup caustic with padagre, rheumatism, headaches, as a tonic is also actively used. It is also necessary to take caustic scent preparations with great care.

In small quantities, caustic buttercup improves the function of the central nervous system, increases the number of red blood cells, and the hemoglobin content in the blood, has antimicrobial and antifungal effects.

Contraindications: idiosyncrasy.

Side effects

Fresh caustic buttercup is poisonous! Plant components can cause irritation of the skin and mucous membranes. When taken internally, caustic buttercup preparations can irritate the stomach and intestines, diarrhea and colic. First aid for poisoning - cause vomiting and take activated charcoal - 1 tablet for every 10 kg of your weight. Then you need to seek help from a doctor, he will prescribe a treatment for you. External skin lesions soon disappear, their traces disappear. In order to avoid harming your own health, consult with your doctor before use in treatment and be sure to see a specialist during the course of treatment.


Buttercup flowers can be used from malaria for 8-10 hours before the onset of an attack. Pound some fresh flowers and attach them to the wrists in the joints, in the place where the pulse is felt.

For skin tuberculosis

1 tablespoon of dry chopped herbs pour 200 ml of boiling water, let it brew for 4-5 hours. Use externally in the form of lotions for skin tuberculosis.

With umbilical hernia

Prepare a tincture of fresh flowers of caustic buttercup: pour a handful of flowers with 500 ml of vodka, and then leave to stand, covered with a lid, for 3-5 hours. Take the finished product 1 tablespoon half an hour before meals. With heel spurs

Butter the grass buttercup brew with boiling water and boil for 10 minutes, then pour all the broth into the bowl and steam out your legs until the water cools.

Buttercup extract is famous for its bactericidal action, accelerates the recovery and rejuvenation of skin cells. Buttercup caustic extract for hair will also be useful if you rinse your hair while washing it.