(Herbs Wiki) Red Pimpernel

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Red Pimpernel Scientific Names and Common Names,Red Pimpernel Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Red Pimpernel Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Wiki) Red Pimpernel


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Anagallis arvensis L. Primrose family

Common Names

Poor man’s weatherglass
Red chickweed
Scarlet pimpernel
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Parts Usually Used

The entire herb
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Red pimpernel is a low annual plant; the square, procumbent or ascending stems reach a length of about 12 inches. The sessile, ovate leaves grow in opposite pairs or in threes, are blue-green on top, and have brown or black spots underneath. Starlike, axillary, red (or sometimes white or blue) flowers bloom from June to October. Their characteristic of closing when bad weather impends accounts for the plant’s “weatherglass” name.
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Where Found

Grows particularly in cultivated and loamy soils all over North America, especially in coastal states, as well as in Europe and Asia.
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Medicinal Properties

Cholagogue, diaphoretic, diuretic, expectorant, nervine, purgative, stimulant
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In moderate doses, caused sweating and increased kidney activity. In large doses, it acts on the central nervous system and the brain, producing trembling along with watery stools and copious urine. In skilled hands, it can be useful for various nervous conditions, liver problems, and dyspepsia. A tincture of the plant is sometimes used for skin problems and external sores.
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Improper doses can cause disagreeable internal effects. The fresh leaves can cause dermatitis. Do not use without medical supervision.
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, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

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