Bulbous Buttercup

What other names is Bulbous Buttercup known by?

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.

What is Bulbous Buttercup?

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.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Skin diseases.
  • Arthritis.
  • Gout.
  • Nerve pain.
  • Flu (influenza).
  • Meningitis.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of bulbous buttercup for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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