Orlikolista rutvitsya – water-collecting cornflower

Name: Orlikolista rutvitsya – water-collecting cornflower

Thalictrum aquilegifolium (Thalictrum aquilegifolium); basilistnik vodosborolistnyi


A perennial herbaceous glabrous plant of the family of the sedum family. The stem is erect, branched, 50-100 cm high. The leaves are alternate, with membranous stipules and long grooved petioles, triangular, 2-3-pinnate, with obovate, sessile or short-petioled leaves that are notched-bladed in front. The flowers are regular, bisexual, on legs, collected in a shield-shaped panicle; perianth simple, cup-shaped, with 4 ovate green leaves; filaments of stamens are expanded at the top, pale purple. Fruits are hanging on peduncles, winged along the ribs of the achene. Blooms in May, June.

Spread. Eagle-leaved rutvytsia grows in the forest-steppe, in Polissia and in the Carpathians in shady forests, among shrubs.

Procurement and storage . For medicinal purposes, rutabaga grass (Herba Thalictri aquilegifolii) is harvested by cutting off the tops of stems 30-35 cm long during flowering. The collected raw materials are tied into small bundles and hung to dry in the shade in a draft or in a ventilated room. Artificial drying is carried out at a temperature of 40°. 20% of dry raw materials are obtained. Store separately from other raw materials, following the rules for storing poisonous plants. The plant is unofficial.

Chemical composition. The aerial part of the plant contains 0.1-0.3% of alkaloids (isocoridine, talmin, talmidine, magnoflorin, berberine), coumarins, cyanogenic compounds (linamarin, n-glucosylhydroxymandelonitrile, B-glucoside of n-glucosylhydroxymandelonitrile), flavonoids (kaempferol, quercetin, apigenin, luteolin), phenolic acids (n-coumaric, ferulic, caffeic, sinapic).

Pharmacological properties and use . Beetroot has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, pain-relieving and diuretic properties. It is used in folk medicine for jaundice, dropsy, epilepsy, uterine bleeding, malaria, dermatoses and rheumatism. In some areas, rutabaga was used as a charm potion, which is dangerous – the plant is poisonous! Fresh crushed leaves of beetroot are used to treat toenails, purulent wounds, and skin diseases.

Medicinal forms and applications . Internally – herbal infusion (1 teaspoon of raw material per 200 ml of boiling water) for half a glass 2 times a day.

Externally – crushed leaves are applied to the affected area of ​​the skin.

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