Hemlock otruyna – poisonous milestone

hemlock, water hemlock, rabies, blekota, deadly; Celery family (Ariaceae), or Umbrella family (Umbelliferae); the milestone is poisonous   Beware POISON! The family that gave humanity wonderful spicy and food plants – cumin, coriander, dill, piper, angelica and others, turns out to have presented an unpleasant surprise. Among these noble representatives there are also such dangerous ones as poison […]

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Wild chicory – common chicory

Asteraceae or Compositae family; common chicory  This is a clock plant that reacts sensitively to a decrease in light. In the morning, under the bright sun, the sky-blue baskets of chicory are fully opened, but now the day is approaching the evening: where are they, these beautiful flowers? As if they disappeared without a trace. Even if there is

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Wild chicory

Chicory inlybus L. The Asteraceae family is Asteraceae, or Compositae is Composilae   What does it look like? A perennial herbaceous plant 30-150 cm tall, with a thickened spindle-shaped rhizome and a branched stem with spreading branches. Basal leaves are 1-hundred-pinnate; stem leaves are lanceolate, acute-toothed, stem-wrapped, alternate apical leaves are entire. Seated baskets, single or 2-3. The flowers are

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Common chicory – wild chicory (harvesting and storage)

wild chicory, popular names are petrovsky batogy, petriv batozhok, blue batіzhok, tsikhorіy.   Compositae family – Asteraceae (Compositae). Roots are medicinal raw materials. It occurs throughout Ukraine, but is almost absent in the mountains. Grows on roadsides, meadows and slopes, beams, often near villages, in yards, streets, squares, parks, young deposits. In some places it forms sparse

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Chicory ordinary

Common chicory is a perennial plant from the Compositae family. Other names: rat root, batogs, batogs, batog, Petrovbatig, Petrov’s batog, Petrov’s batogs, blue batogs. Description: Perennial with a thick, very long spindle-shaped root; stem 30-100 cm tall, erect, branched, with sharply rough unequal-toothed leaves. Baskets are blue, rarely pink or white, all reed; achenes are gray-yellow, with denticles at the top. It

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Chicory ordinary

Diseases and effects: chronic cholecystitis, inflammation of the lungs, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, sluggish digestion, cirrhosis of the liver, jaundice, swelling of the spleen, constipation, hysteria, toothache, gastritis, enterocolitis, colitis, kidney disease, scurvy, general fatigue, anemia, tumors of the lymph nodes. Active substances: inulin, bitter glycoside intibin, glycoside chicoryin, bitter substances, lactucopicrin, lactucin. Collection time:  June –

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Chicory ordinary

COLLECTION AND DRYING OF RAW MATERIALS ORDINARY CHICORY (Cichorium intybus L.) For medicinal purposes, chicory roots are used, which are harvested in the fall, when the rosette of basal leaves begins to fade. The roots are dug up, shaken off the ground, the aerial parts are cut off with knives, quickly washed in cold running water, damaged,

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Chicory ordinary

Asteraceae – Asteraceae (Compositae). Parts Used: The whole plant or – much more often – just the root. Pharmacy name: echinacea herb – Echinaceae herba (formerly: Herba Echinaceae), echinacea root – Echinaceae radix (formerly: Radix Echinaceae). Botanical description. Echinacea is fixed in the soil with a tap root that has numerous lateral roots. Erect, from 30 to 120 cm

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wild chicory

Perennial with a thickened fusiform multi-headed root up to 1.5 m long. The stem is one (or several), 30-150 cm high, vertical, splayed-but-branched, covered with sparse hairs. Basal leaves are pod-lyre-shaped, narrowed into a petiole; stem – sharp-toothed, sessile, with a wide semi-stem-embracing base; upper – lanceolate, whole. The flowers are reed, blue, rarely pink or white, in baskets

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Cyclamen purple, or dryakva

Popular names: earthen bread, earthen slice, pork bread. Pharmacy name: dryak tuber – Cyclaminis rhizoma (formerly: Rhizoma Cyclaminis). Botanical description. This perennial plant is similar in appearance to the popular indoor cyclamen, but much smaller and more tender. It is found in European mountain forests, in Germany – in Reichenhall. Active ingredients: saponin glycosides (cyclamine), triterpene saponins. Application. Previously dryakva was used

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