marsh cinquefoil

Perennial with creeping longish woody rhizome. Stems rooting at the base, ascending, glandular-pubescent in the upper part. Leaves pinnate on long petioles, 3-7 leaflets, the uppermost ones are sometimes entire; leaflets are oblong, sharply serrated, green above, below – with velvety whitish pubescence; the petioles of the leaflets are often brought together, and the leaf appears to be palmate. Flowers 2-3 in corymbose inflorescences at the top of the stem, sepals, petals, stamens and columns are dark red. Blooms in June-July.

Grows in grassy swamps, along the banks of rivers and lakes, in wet meadows, in ditches; occurs frequently.

Medicinal raw material is the whole plant with roots. The plant contains essential oil, tannins, flavonoids.

In folk medicine, a decoction of the roots is drunk for rheumatism, stomach pains; a decoction of the whole plant – for pulmonary tuberculosis, diseases caused by weight lifting; gargle with a decoction of a sore throat; The plant is used for bites from rabid dogs.


Infusion: 1 tbsp. pour a spoonful of leaves and roots with a glass of boiling water, leave for 1 hour; drink throughout the day with inflammation of the stomach and intestines (diarrhea), with bleeding, rheumatism, etc.

Alcoholic tincture of rhizomes with 50 ml daily intake is an effective remedy for gout.

Useful cinquefoil as a diaphoretic for influenza diseases.

A decoction of herbs and rhizomes is used to lubricate the gums in order to combat amphodentosis (pyorrhea). Crushed grass is applied to wounds for their rapid healing and to various tumors, especially tumors of the glands, hemorrhoidal bumps for their resorption.

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