(Medicinal Herbs) Cyclamen

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

(Medicinal Herbs)  Cyclamen


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

Scientific Names

Cyclamen europaeum L. Primrose family

Common Names

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Parts Usually Used

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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Cyclamen is a low European perennial plant; the bulbous root sends up long-petioled, leathery, cordate, palmately veined leaves that are dark gray-green with lighter spots on top and reddish underneath. From June to September the drooping flowers, varying from white through pink to red-violet, appear on naked reddish stems which roll up at seeding time so that the seeds ripen under the protection of the leaves.
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Where Found

Found in the Mediterranean area, the Alps, and other mountain forests.
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Medicinal Properties

Drastic purgative, vermifuge
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Used popularly by Europeans. A decoction of the dried bulb is used for dropsy, mucous congestion, colds, flatulence, and intestinal worms. The powder is used to help heal purulent wounds.
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Even small doses of cyclamen are poisonous to humans. Pliny the Elder reported its use as a poison for arrowheads.

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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