Perennial or biennial plant 30-120 cm high with a branched, hollow, brittle and ribbed stem. The lower part of the fenugreek is traditionally placed under water and consists of shortened internodes with numerous roots. Slightly above the submerged part of the stem, its thickness reaches 30 mm in diameter. The leaves are twice – repeatedly pinnatisected, with splayed, not often wrapped oval-lanceolate terminal lobes. Submerged leaves have filiform terminal lobes. The flowers are white, collected in complex umbrellas with many rays. The fruit is elongated-elliptical, with a thin stalk, 4-5 mm long, splitting into 2 single-seeded valves. Blooms in summer.

Grows in swamps.

Medicinal raw materials are ripe fruitlets. Omezhnik products are taken in the form of a powder from the fruits and an infusion of them for respiratory diseases accompanied by the release of copious secretions (bronchitis, bronchial asthma, pulmonary tuberculosis, etc.) as a soothing pain in the stomach and intestines and with flatulence.


Infusion: 2 teaspoons of crushed fruit insist 4-6 hours in 2 cups of boiling water. Drink the entire infusion for a day in sips.

Fruit powder: 0.5-1 g (at the tip of a knife) 3 times every day, washed down with a warm drink, before meals.

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