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Lesser celandine

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Lesser celandine
The Latin name of the plant is the Ranunculus ficaria. Chistyak spring belongs to the family Ranunculaceae. Development of a plant occurs in early spring. The leaves appear from shishkovidnyh tubers are cordate with toothed edges and oily shiny surface. In a radical field leaves have larger sizes. Flowers plants are at the ends of stalks and constitute a single bright yellow stars, top side which, like leaves, oily and shines. Sinus upper leaves-vyvodkovyh education place tigernuts white color, which resemble wheat grain and serve an important role in the reproduction of plants.
Mature, they fall down and thus comes Piazza sowing new plants. If the spring is rainy, these nodules detached and strew plots growth chistjaka, creating the impression that this place was sown wheat.

Where to collect lesser celandine?

As lesser celandine likes damp, temperate or cool climate, it is not surprising that the prevalence observed in Eurasia. The plant grows in a vast territory, which begins on the Atlantic coast and stretches out to the Western Siberia. Mediterranean, Middle East, North Africa - a place of distribution of species of this plant.


Since the plant is rich in vitamin C, and there is one of the first in the early spring, it is used in the preparation of blood cleansing salad. However, there is no official information about the possible use as a medicament in human medicine, such as in the preparation of ointments or tinctures.

Lesser celandine in folk medicine

For traditional medicine lesser celandine is of particular importance: it is used to replenish vitamin C, of ​​the course of treatment to cleanse the blood, is used for skin diseases.

To make up for the lack of vitamin C from fresh plant prepare salad. You can cook a vitamin cocktail: it is necessary to squeeze out of the freshly-harvested Chistyakov juice and ingest it mixed with milk.
Very effective in the fight against skin diseases, it is a tea made from dried plants.

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