cynomolgus flat-leaved (thistle)

A perennial plant with a branched bluish-violet stem up to 100 cm high. The leaves are prickly-toothed, basal – on long petioles, stem – sessile, three-, five-parted. Sheet plates are dry and very dense, like thin cardboard. The flowers are small, collected in small heads with a very prickly wrapper. Petals inconspicuous, whitish-greenish. Spiny leaves reliably protect the eryngium from being eaten by livestock, so it grows freely on pastures. Blooms in June-July. In autumn, the eryngium turns into a tumbleweed.

Distributed in the southern regions of Western Siberia, Central Asia. Grows in dry meadows, sandy places, pine forest edges, along roads, etc.

In the meadows and slopes, the flat eryngium grows not infrequently, according to the folk bluehead, which has flowers, leaves and a bluish stem at the top.

The medicinal raw material is the aerial part of both plant species, collected during flowering, and the root.

In scientific medicine, eryngium is used as an effective remedy for severe cough and whooping cough (herbal tea).

In folk medicine, an aqueous decoction of a plant or tincture is used for all kinds of diseases: as an expectorant – for chronic bronchitis, cough, whooping cough; with fear, insomnia, heart disease, dropsy, toothache (rinsing), with aching joints (compresses or baths), kidney stones.


Decoction: 10 g per 200 ml; 1 st. spoon 4 times every day.

Tincture: 15% (for external use for toothache).

They drink an infusion of herbs or a decoction for “stabs”, “aches”, fright, scrofula and especially nightmares and insomnia, as a blood purifier and sedative.

Infusion: 20 g per 200 ml of boiling water, 1-3 teaspoons 4-5 times every day or 1-2 tbsp. spoons 4-5 times every day.

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