Goose thimble

anserina); the Rose family (Rosaceae); Goose paw


Geese are happy to pluck this grass in meadows, as well as in the middle of village streets – this is where one of the names came from. This is a perennial rhizomatous plant that forms a rosette of basal leaves. The main stem – the peduncle – is shortened, and long (15-40 cm), creeping shoots that take root in the nodes depart from the axils of the leaves. The leaves of goose foxglove are odd-pinnate, short-petiolate, oval or elongated. Leaves (6-11 pairs) are elongated, obovate, serrated, covered with silvery silky hairs below, green or grayish above. The flowers are regular, bisexual, up to 2 cm in diameter, golden yellow, single, on long peduncles emerging from the root rosette or creeping shoots. They bloom from May to August. The fruit is a nut-like seed. Goose finger is widespread in the middle part of Russia,

The plant is used only in folk medicine. For medicinal purposes, grass is more often used, rhizomes and seeds of foxglove less often. The aerial part of the plant is harvested during flowering, the rhizomes in autumn, and the fruits as they ripen. The collected grass is used fresh (to obtain juice) or dried, spreading in a thin layer in the shade outdoors or in a well-ventilated room. After digging, the rhizomes are thoroughly washed in cold water, damaged and rotten parts are removed, dried and dried in the attic, in the yard under shelter or in a warm, ventilated room. If necessary, the fruits are dried.

The rhizomes include tannins (up to 18%), a large amount of ascorbic acid (up to 100 mg%), saponins, organic acids and starch. The herb contains essential oil, vitamin C (up to 300 mg%), bitterness, flavonoids.

Folk doctors often use foxglove. It has pain-relieving, astringent, hemostatic and blood-cleansing properties, stimulates the release of urine, bile, gastric juice, and prevents constipation. The most pronounced effect from the use of foxglove manifests itself with long-term use. The use of products from different parts of the plant helps well with spasmodic pains in the stomach, diarrhea accompanied by intestinal colic, and dysentery. Many researchers believe that the use of products from the rhizomes of goose foxglove is appropriate only for disorders and infectious diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. In the case of uterine pains in the postpartum period and painful menstruation (algomenorrhea), the infusion of seeds on milk in combination with a compress made of foxglove grass on the lower abdomen is most effective. With urolithiasis and gallstone diseases, Infusions and decoctions of the herb are prescribed for internal bleeding, migraine, bronchitis, and angina pectoris. Salad from young shoots is used as a source of vitamin C.

Foxglove is widely used as an external remedy. Wounds are washed with fresh juice and herbal infusion, lotions are made from it for purulent wounds and skin ulcers. An infusion of the herb is also used as a rinse for gingivitis and stomatitis, bleeding from the gums, and toothache. Goose foxglove grass is part of many medicinal collections for local baths and ablutions.

2010-06-02 2-4 tablespoons per 200 ml of boiling water. Insist for 15-20 minutes, filter. Take 1/3 cup 3 times a day before meals.

Decoction of rhizomes. 1 tablespoon of crushed raw materials per 200 ml of boiling water. Heat in a boiling water bath for 15-20 minutes, strain, squeeze, bring to the original volume with boiled water. Take 2 tablespoons 4 times a day before meals.

Seed infusion. 1 teaspoon of raw material per 200 ml of boiling water or hot boiled milk. Boil for 5 minutes, filter. Take 1/2 cup in the morning and in the evening.

Herbal infusion (external). 4 tablespoons of raw materials per 600 ml of water. Boil for 5 minutes. Insist for 2-4 hours, filter. Used for lotions, rinses and washes.

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