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Ranunculus amphitrichus. Raoriki. Water buttercup.

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Ranunculus rivularis

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raorikiwaoriki (Best) 

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Juice of bruised plants has blistering properties, used for rheumatic, painful joints. The plant must not be handled with the bare hands or the juice allowed to touch the skin, ...or it makes a blister like that caused by Spanish flies (Brett's Guide 1883; Goldie 1904).

Herb boiled, liquid gargled for quinsy (Poverty Bay Federation of Women's Institutes Cookery Calendar, mid 1930s?)

See Riley 1994 for information on medicinal uses of related plants elsewhere in the world.

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Honey poisonous (Best 1906).

Poisonous to stock (Connor 1977).

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28 May 2007
6 July 2020
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