Common Names Windflower

Crown Anemone (Eng.; ZOH); Garden Anemone (Eng.; BIB); Lily (Eng.; BIB); Lily of the Field (Eng.; BIB); Poppy Anemone (Eng.; BIB); Sakkir (Arab.; Syria; HJP); Shaka'ik un Za'man (Arab.; Syria; HJP); Windflower (Eng.; BIB; HJP).

Activities (Windflower):

Indications (Windflower):

Leprosy (f; HJP); Malaria (f; HJP); Rhinosis (f; HJP); Sore (f; HJP); Tuberculosis (f; HJP); Tumor (f; JLH).

Dosages (Windflower):

• Arabs used the flowers for treating tumors (JLH).

• Lebanese immigrants claim that the plant is good for malaria (HJP).

• Middle Easterners still use classically to cleanse the nose and sores, using the root for tuberculosis and the plant for leprosy (HJP).

Downsides (Windflower):

As of July 2004, the FDA Poisonous Plant Database listed titles alluding to the toxicity of this species. Natural History (Windflower):

Although not producing nectar, the flowers, opening by day closing by night, attract insects that feed on the copious pollen. The flowers are mostly cross-pollinated and the copious seeds distributed by the wind.

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