black hellebore


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Related to black hellebore: Helleborus niger

black hellebore,

n Latin name:
Helleborus niger; parts used: dried rhizome, root; uses: anthelmintic, antipsychotic, antianxiety, anticon-vulsant, laxative, pregnancy-related hypertension, amenorrhea, meningitis, encephalitis; causes abortion; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, considered poisonous, can cause bradycardia, arrhythmias, seizures, respiratory depression, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, altered vision, coma, and paralysis. Also called
Christe herb, Christmas rose, Easter rose, or
melampode.

black hellebore