Herb latin name: Adonis amurensis
Family: Ranunculaceae (Buttercup Family)
Medicinal use of Adonis amurensis:The root is cardiotonic. The whole plant is an effective diuretic and tranquilliser.
Description of the plant:
(11 3/4 inch)
Habitat of the herb:Found in mountains. Forests and grassy slopes in E Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces, China.
Propagation of Adonis amurensis:Seed - best sown in a cold frame as soon as it is ripe or else it can be slow to germinate. Sow the seed in partial shade in rich soil in September or March. When large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and grow the plants on for their first winter in a cold frame. Plant out in late spring or early summer. Division in early spring or in autumn. The divisions can be difficult to establish, so it is probably best to pot them up first and keep them in a cold frame or greenhouse until they are growing away actively.
Cultivation of the herb:Found in mountains. Forests and grassy slopes in E Heilongjiang, Jilin and Liaoning provinces, China.
Known hazards of Adonis amurensis:Although no specific mention of toxicity has been seen for this plant, it belongs to a genus that contains a number of poisonous plants so the following remarks are likely to apply to this species - a toxic principle is present in very small quantities in the plant. It is poorly absorbed so poisoning is unlikely.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.