Rutka medicinal (granary)

Name: Rutka medicinal (granary)



Fumaria officinalis L.

The poppy family is Papaveraceae

What does a medicinal root look like? Annual herbaceous plant 15-30 cm tall. The stem is creeping, branched, with flower-bearing branches that stretch upwards, juicy. The leaves are complex, pinnate, with narrow lobes. The flowers are collected in panicles, pale pink. The corolla is purple with a dark colored tip. The fruit is one-seeded, almost straight-cut or even depressed at the top. It blooms in May – October.

Where does it grow? Throughout the territory of Ukraine; in the steppe areas and in the Crimea — rarely. It grows in gardens, in gardens, in fields sown with spring spike crops, on fresh graves in rural cemeteries, and in general on cultivated good soils, littered places (weeds).

Where it grows thickly, the field seems bluish.

What and when are collected? The whole plant, during flowering.

When is rhubarb used? As an antispasmodic agent, for gastritis with insufficient acidity, bloating, spasmodic constipation, for diseases of the liver and gall bladder, as an appetite stimulant and pain reliever for stomach ulcers, a little purgative; as a diaphoretic and one that purifies the blood for boils, ringworm, acne, rashes on the body, improves heart activity (alkaloid protopnn, a “relative” of opium alkaloids, accelerates the pulse). Medicinal root is also useful for hypochondria, hysteria, and abdominal pain.

Used in the form of tea. For 1 cup of boiling water, take an uncertain teaspoon of rue and infuse for 10 minutes. They drink 1 glass a day, in sips (for gastritis with insufficient secretion, a decoction of a mixture of rue , wild chicory, St. John’s wort, St. John’s wort, yellow yarrow and yarrow grass is used in a ratio of 2 : 1.5 : 1 : 1 : 1 : 1 — take 2 tablespoons with the top of the mixture per 1 liter of cold water, insist overnight, boil for 5-7 minutes in the morning and drink 1 glass on an empty stomach, and the rest – half a glass 4 times, 1 hour after meals, throughout the day – M.A. Nosal).


Raw juice is used for interstitial prostatitis, hemorrhoidal bleeding, after heavy bleeding, for pulmonary tuberculosis, after serious illnesses, and generally when it is necessary to maintain strength after a long exhausting illness. For 1 glass of beer or whey, take 1-2 spoons of raw squeezed juice from beetroot and drink 2-3 glasses a day (effect of fumaric acid, bitterness, mucus, resinous substances, vitamins C and K, alkaloids – protopine, stylopine and synactine) .

In winter, a decoction of 2 teaspoons of dry grass in 2.5 glasses of whey or beer is used (for 7-10 minutes) – half a glass 5 times a day.

Fresh juice is smeared with ringworm, various rashes on the body, and also destroys the scabies mite in the skin in the initial stage of scabies.

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