Perennial herbaceous plant of the rose family. It has a cylindrical, thickened rhizome densely covered with scales of the remains of leaves. The stem is hairy, 5-15 cm tall. The leaves are petiolate, in a basal rosette, intermittently pinnate, with a large terminal lobe; stems – small, whole or three-lobed. The flowers are regular, bisexual, 5-petalled, yellow, single, placed at the top of the stem. Blooms in May-July.
Spread. It is found in the Carpathians on subalpine and alpine meadows.
Procurement and storage . Roots collected in autumn are used, they are washed and dried in the sun, and in bad weather – in a heated, well-ventilated room. Store in a dry place.
The plant is unofficial .
Chemical composition . The roots contain tannins, flavonoids, saponins, volatile oil and resins.
Pharmacological properties and use . A decoction of the roots is used for gastrointestinal diseases (diarrhea, gastritis) after a 3-day fasting, for peptic ulcer disease of the stomach and duodenum, for acute and chronic cholecystitis, cystitis and cystopielitis, for meno-oligorrhea and hemorrhoids. As an external remedy, the decoction is used for rinsing with periodontitis, gingivitis and stomatitis, and for compresses with hemorrhoids.
Medicinal forms and applications .
Internally – root decoction (1 tablespoon of raw material per 200 ml of boiling water, boil for 5 minutes) half a glass three times a day.
Externally – root decoction for rinsing and compresses.