Tar (sticky)

Name: Tar (sticky)



A perennial herbaceous plant with a bare and sticky stem under the nodes, 30-80 cm tall. The basal leaves are in a rosette, wrapped-lanceolate, and the stem leaves are narrow-lanceolate and even linear. The flowers are in denser and more closely spaced opposite fascicles with nearly entire purplish-red petals. Blooms from May to August.

Distributed everywhere. It grows in drier places: on forest meadows, slopes, glades, in thickets, on the edges of pine forests, forest clearings and in plantings.

Medicinal raw material is a herb. The grass contains saponins.

In folk medicine, sticky tar products are used for prolonged jaundice, kidney diseases, as an expectorant for all kinds of respiratory diseases and uterine bleeding.

As an external agent, a decoction of sticky tar is used in 3 tbsp. spoons for 1 liter of boiling water.

This decoction is also taken orally 1 glass 3 times every day. The decoction is sometimes thickened so that it can be applied to wounds and boils, and places affected by scabies are wrapped in a cloth soaked in decoction, in the form of a compress.


Decoction for internal use: 20 g per 500 ml; 1 glass 3 times every day.

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