BULBOUS BUTTERCUP

OTHER NAME(S):

Bouton d’Or Bulbeux, Crowfoot, Cuckoo Buds, Frogsfoot, Frogwort, Goldcup, Hierba Velluda, King's Cup, Meadowbloom, Pied-de-Coq, Pied-de-Corbin, Pilewort, Ranúnculo Bulboso, Ranunculus bulbosus, Rave de Saint-Antoine, Renoncule Bulbeuse, St. Anthony's Turnip.<br/><br/>

Overview

Overview Information

Bulbous buttercup is a plant. The whole flowering plant is used to make medicine.

Despite serious safety concerns, people take bulbous buttercup for skin diseases, arthritis, gout, nerve pain, flu (influenza), swine flu, and meningitis.

Be careful not to confuse bulbous buttercup with buttercup or poisonous buttercup. Also avoid confusion with lesser celandine and amaranth. Like bulbous buttercup, celandine and amaranth are sometimes called pilewort.

How does it work?

There is not enough information to know how bulbous buttercup might work.

Uses

Uses & Effectiveness?

Insufficient Evidence for

More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of bulbous buttercup for these uses.

Side Effects

Side Effects & Safety

Bulbous buttercup is LIKELY UNSAFE when taken by mouth or applied directly to the skin. It is very irritating to the lining of the urinary and digestive tracts, causing stomach pain and diarrhea. When applied to the skin, bulbous buttercup can also cause hard-to-heal skin blisters and burns.

Special Precautions & Warnings:

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: It’s LIKELY UNSAFE for anyone, especially pregnant or breast-feeding women, to use bulbous buttercup. When taken by mouth, it can irritate the digestive and urinary tracts, and when applied to the skin, it can cause irritatation.

Interactions

Interactions?

We currently have no information for BULBOUS BUTTERCUP Interactions.

Dosing

Dosing

The appropriate dose of bulbous buttercup depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for bulbous buttercup. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

View References

REFERENCES:

  • Kelch, W. J., Kerr, L. A., Adair, H. S., and Boyd, G. D. Suspected buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus) toxicosis with secondary photosensitization in a Charolais heifer. Vet.Hum.Toxicol 1992;34(3):238-239. View abstract.
  • Mares, D. Antimicrobial activity of protoanemonin, a lactone from ranunculaceous plants. Mycopathologia 1987;98(3):133-140. View abstract.
  • McGovern, T. W. and Lawarre, S. R. Botanical briefs: buttercup Ranunculus species L. Cutis 2002;69(3):171-172. View abstract.

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