Popular names: pharmacy clover, bearded clover, golden dome, wound grass.
Parts Used: Flowers.
Pharmacy name: Ulcer flowers – Anthyllidis vulnerariae flos (formerly: Flores Anthyllidis vulnerariae).
Botanical description. Perennial plant, 15-35 cm tall. Its stems are not often decumbent, although traditionally ascending and even erect. The silky pubescence of the whole plant is striking. Basal leaves with long petioles, simple or pinnate; stem – mostly sessile and always pinnate. The terminal leaflet is slightly larger than the rest. Yellow flowers are collected in heads, surrounded by a single palmately dissected cover leaf. Blooms from April to June. It is found traditionally in fallow and clover fields, also along roadsides and on sunny slopes; loves soils rich in lime.
Collection and preparation. Collected flowers should be immediately quickly dried in a shaded place.
Active ingredients: saponins, tannins, xanthophyll and other pigments.
Healing action and application. Ulcer is only sometimes included in the collection for teas recommended in spring-autumn wellness treatments. Doctors rarely use it, although its composition indicates the likelihood of its use for coughing. It is also useful to make lotions with tea from ulcer flowers for poorly healing wounds and frostbite.
- Ulcer tea: one tablespoon without the top of dried flowers pour 1/4 liter of boiling water, let it brew for 15 minutes and strain. This infusion is used for both internal and external use.
Application in folk medicine. It often happens that a medicinal plant, which doctors do not pay too much attention to, is highly valued in folk medicine. So the ulcer in some areas has remained one of the favorite home remedies. Together with plantain, it is used to make a tea, which is used to treat wounds and against coughs. Remembering that psyllium contains substances with antibacterial action, let’s not be surprised that this mixture gives a good result in the treatment of wounds.
- Tea from a mixture of plantain and ulcer: Ulcer flowers 30.0 Plantain leaves 20.0 Pour 1/4 liter of boiling water over one tablespoon of the mixture and let it brew for 10-15 minutes. After straining, the tea is ready to drink. When coughing, sweeten it with honey, drink unsweetened to heal wounds and use it for lotions, compresses and washing wounds.
No side effects were found.