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.
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