The ring finger is erect – the metatarsal is erect

Tormentilla erecta); galangan, uzyk, dobrivka, chicken potion, ring finger; the Rose family (Rosaceae); peduncle erect


Outwardly, this plant is very similar to buttercup. However, if you take a closer look, you can see that the leaves of buttercup are bare, not hairy, and those of foxglove are covered with hairs. Foxglove is a perennial herbaceous plant 10-40 cm tall, with a thick cone-shaped rhizome. Individuals growing on dry and elevated places have smaller rhizomes. The leaves of the plant are triangular, the edges are serrated like a saw blade. The flowers are bright yellow, relatively large. Unlike other representatives of the Rose family (the foxglove is a third cousin of the luxurious rose), the flowers do not have five petals, but four. Blooms in May-June. The fruit is collective with 8-15 seeds. Foxglove is a common plant in the middle zone of Russia on wet meadows, forest edges, and clearings. In Ukraine, it grows in forests, on the edges of swamps, on wet meadows in the south of the forest-steppe zone,

For medicinal purposes, plant rhizomes are used, which contain tannins, resinous substances, organic acids, essential oil, micro- and macroelements, as well as starch. Raw materials are harvested in the spring or autumn. In specialized pharmacies, briquettes of the rhizomes of foxglove are available. The storage period is 6 years.

Infusions of the rhizomes of foxglove stop bleeding of various origins, have an astringent effect and are indispensable for intestinal disorders. In addition, they are used in various inflammatory processes. Decoctions and alcohol tinctures are also prepared from foxglove rhizomes, which are used for diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Tincture of foxglove rhizomes on vodka has a beneficial effect on digestion, helps with indigestion, it is taken 1 glass 2-3 times a day. Decoction and ointment from rhizomes are used externally for skin cracks, wetting wounds and eczema. Rinsing with a decoction of foxglove works well for diseases of the oral cavity, but for external use (rinsing and rinsing), a solution is taken 2-3 times stronger than for internal use.

Decoctions and infusions of foxglove do not cause side effects, but you do not need to take them with normal bowel function – they strongly fixate. The rhizomes of the plant, together with other herbs, are part of many astringent, fixing and hemostatic teas.

The alcoholic extract of the rhizomes, as well as their thick infusion, is used as a food dye (a rich burgundy color) in the confectionery and liquor industry.

Decoction of rhizomes. 1 tablespoon of chopped dry rhizomes per 200 ml of boiling water. Heat in a boiling water bath for 15 minutes, filter, bring to the original volume with boiled water. Take 1 tablespoon 3-5 times a day before meals.

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