The rose family is Rosaceae


What does it look like? A perennial herbaceous plant, 60-130 cm tall, with a straight stem covered, like the leaves, with hairs, which make the whole plant appear gray-fluffy, rough. The leaves are pinnately pinnate, the leaves are elliptical, toothed, sometimes collected in a rosette at the base of the stem. The flowers are yellow, placed along the upper part of the stem. Blooms in June – August.

Where does it grow? Throughout the territory of Ukraine, except for the Polynyno Steppe, in bushes, thickets, by roads, on forest edges, dry lowland meadows, on hills, borders, in village cemeteries, under the mud of estates, it is possible to confuse the ordinary small-flowered goat’s thorn with the sallow -like sedge ( Verbascum nigrum L.), a decoction of the whole plant is used by the people for nervous disorders, epilepsy, diarrhea, and tea from the flowers is used for edema.

What and when are collected? The whole plant – during flowering, discard the dried lower leaves; seeds – in autumn.

When is it used? With poor digestion and weakening of the intestines; with congestion in the heartburn and gall bladder, with gallstones; pains in the bladder and small urine output, with involuntary urination, especially at night; as an expectorant for dry cough (bronchitis); with inflammation of the mucous membrane of the mouth (angina, stomatitis); rheumatism, lumbago; with hemorrhoids, as well as with chronic skin diseases.

Prepared in the form of tea. For 1 glass of boiling water, take 1 tablespoon of chopped paryl , boil for 2-3 minutes, insist for 10 minutes. They drink 1-2 glasses a day, in sips. (The plant contains volatile oil, tannins, vitamin K, silicic acid, in particular nicotinic acid amide and an antimicrobial substance, bitter substances. A large amount of vitamin C and choline prevent fatty degeneration of the liver, flavonoids (quercitrin) cause the diuretic effect of the plant.

An infusion of paril seeds on red grape wine is more effective. Two handfuls of seeds are infused in 0.5 liters of wine for 14 days and given to drink with urinary incontinence in a glass (40 g) three times a day (can be alternated with St. John’s wort tea).

An infusion of 5 tablespoons of the crushed plant in 2 glasses of boiling water (15 minutes) washes the nose with a strong runny nose, wounds that are difficult to heal, make lotions; drink a few sips of tea and rinse the throat and mouth with it for sore throats and stomatitis, to strengthen the gums. A fresh crushed plant is applied to ulcers that do not heal well. The steam wets your feet when you feel tired after a long journey.

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