Pfahlwurz

Hahnenfuß (Ficaria verna), Nahaufnahme des Blütenkopfes

Ficaria verna, Hahnenfuß (Ranunculus ficaria)

Synonyme:
Scharbockskraut
Pilewort (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

piles +‎ wort

Noun

pilewort (usually uncountable, plural pileworts)

  1. Any of various unrelated plants traditionally supposed to be effective in treating piles (hemorrhoids), especially
    1. Erechtites hieraciifolius, or fireweed, a plant in the aster family;
    2. Ficaria verna (formerly Ranunculus ficaria), lesser celandine, a plant in the buttercup family.

Further reading

  • Hemorrhoids on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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