Medicinal lineage – pharmacy blood clot

Name: Medicinal genera – pharmacy blood clot

Medicinal sedum (Sanguisorba officinalis, synonym — S. glandulosa); sedum, scurvy, bloodhead, redhead, sedum; the Rose family (Rosaceae); pharmacy blood clot


You can see an amazing plant on meadows, often floodplains, as well as on wet meadows and the shores of reservoirs. Its dark red inflorescences resemble a clot of baked blood. This is a medicinal plant, a perennial herb 30-100 cm tall. Its rhizome is thick, horizontal, with long, thick (up to 1 cm in diameter) additional roots. The leaves of the plant are odd-pinnate, sharp-serrated on the edges, dark green above, and gray-green below. The flowers are dark red, in dense head-shaped, usually spike-like, inflorescences. They bloom from June to August. The fruit is a one-seeded nut. The medicinal genus is widespread in the European part of Russia (rarely in the northern regions), Siberia (the northern limit of growth reaches the tundra) and the Far East. In Ukraine, it grows throughout the territory in meadows, forest edges, along the banks of rivers, reservoirs, near swamps.

Usually, rhizomes with roots are used for the preparation of medicines, less often – the grass of the plant. The rhizomes are dug up in autumn, when the aerial part withers. They are shaken off the ground, washed in cold running water, then dried for 2-3 days in the sun, after which they are cut into pieces up to 20 cm long and dried in a warm room or

in a dryer at a temperature not higher than 60 °C. The raw material is suitable for use within five years. Briquettes of rhizomes are sold in specialized pharmacies. The grass is collected during the flowering period, the entire aerial part is cut. Rough stems are removed. Dry outdoors in the shade. Store the finished raw material in a dark place.

The rhizomes of the genus contain tannins (up to 25%), organic acids, essential oil, saponins, bitterness, flavonoids, starch (about 30%), sugars (almost 1%), calcium oxalate, vitamin C (30-60 mg%). The aerial part contains tannins, essential oil, starch, sugars, vitamins C (up to 900 mg%) and K, as well as carotene (provitamin A).

Preparations of rhizomes and roots of the genus have a bactericidal, astringent and pronounced hemostatic effect. In scientific medicine, the extract and decoction of the rhizomes of the plant are used, they are prescribed for the treatment of various gastrointestinal diseases, and also as an effective hemostatic agent for hemorrhoidal and uterine bleeding. Plant products help especially well with amoebic dysentery. These agents are also effective in the case of blockage (thrombosis) of the blood vessels of the extremities. Externally, the products are used for the treatment of trophic ulcers and burns, and in the form of rinses – for stomatitis and gingivitis. According to the doctor’s prescription, the extract and decoction of the rhizomes of the rhizome are used for some gynecological diseases.

In folk medicine, decoctions and infusions of rhizomes, sometimes herbs are used for the same indications.

Birth control pills are contraindicated during pregnancy.

In Siberia, the young leaves of the plant are eaten, they taste and smell like fresh cucumbers. The peoples of the North freeze the rhizomes as a reserve, before cooking they are scalded with boiling water, then chopped and boiled in milk.

For bees, the deposit is interesting mainly as a source of pollen, since it secretes little nectar.

Decoction of rhizomes with roots . 2 tablespoons of raw material per 200 ml of boiling water. Heat in a boiling water bath for 20 minutes, filter, wring out, bring to the original volume with boiled water. Take 1 tablespoon 5-6 times a day.

Herbal infusion. 1-2 tablespoons of raw materials are infused in 400 ml of cold boiled water for 8 hours, filtered. Take 1/4 cup 3 times a day before meals.

Herbal infusion (external). 50 g of raw materials are infused in 1 liter of cold boiled water for 8 hours, filtered. Used for lotions and washes.

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