Ranunculus arvensis

Ranunculus arvensis L.


  • Corn Buttercup
  • `ishbet el-basur عشبة الباسور
  • נוּרִית הַשָּׂדֶה
  • nurit ha-sade


  • Batha
  • Phrygana

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Medicinal Complaints / Uses

Ranunculus arvensis L.

Medicinal Complaints / Uses
System/State Traditional
Activity / Interpretation Traditional
Preparation/ Administration
Parts Used Source



Crush fresh herb & insert into rectum.

Aerial parts Z

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Ranunculus arvensis contains the oily glycoside, ranunculin, converted to protoanemonin by action of plant enzymes released when the plant is chewed. Protoanemonin is toxic & irritant causing blistering of mucous membranes in mouth & skin. Heating & drying destroys toxins. Strongly contraindicated in pregnancy & lactation.