Richter’s hodgepodge and little-leaved hodgepodge

Name: Richter’s hodgepodge and little-leaved hodgepodge



Perennial woody or herbaceous plant. The bark of the stems is light gray, the bark of the branches is white. The leaves are alternate, filiform, 40-80 mm. Flowers in axils of upper leaves. The fruits are nuts with a circular pterygoid outgrowth-rim. Blooms in August-September. The fruits ripen in late autumn.

Together with Richter’s hodgepodge, small-leaved hodgepodge is used. Solyanka is common in the sandy and clayey deserts of Central Asia, often together with saxaul.

Medicinal raw materials are fruits. The fruits are cut off on the spot, without breaking off the branches and stems, and immediately dried, and in folk medicine they are harvested together with flower beds and the remains of flowers, they must be dried well.

When collecting Richter’s hodgepodge, it should not be mixed with Paletsky’s hodgepodge, or Kara-Cherkez, found in places where Richter’s hodgepodge grows as a mixture. It is believed that it does not contain alkaloids and has no medical use, although extracts from Palecki’s hodgepodge are known to increase blood pressure.

Richter’s hodgepodge contains the alkaloids salsoline, salsolidin, which are derivatives of isoquinoline, and salsomin.

Solyanka tincture and the alkaloids salsonin and salsolidin, which have the property of dilating blood vessels, lowering blood pressure and having a general calming effect, have medical use.

Officially, the hydrochloric salts of salsolin and salsolidin are used mainly for the treatment of hypertension, with spasms of the vessels of the brain and heart. To enhance the effect of salsolin and salsolidin, it is recommended to combine with other vasodilators and sedatives: diuretin, papaverine, luminal, etc.

Salsolin and salsolidin are prescribed orally at a dose of 0.03 g or subcutaneously, 1 ml of a 1% solution. Salsolin and salsolidin are produced in the form of powder and tablets of 0.03 g. Alcoholic tincture of hodgepodge also has medical use, which is prescribed 40-50 drops 2-3 times every day.

Store hodgepodge products with forethought (list B). In folk medicine, products that are technically difficult to produce are successfully replaced with a decoction or tincture with 70% alcohol or vodka (in a ratio of 1:5), which has a more active effect on the body in the same diseases: increased blood pressure, headache, dizziness and unpleasant sensations in the heart on a nervous basis. The people know the calming effect of hodgepodge, it is used for many. diseases.


Decoction: 20 g per 200 ml; half st. spoons 2-3 times every day.

Tincture: 1 tbsp. a spoonful of crushed fruits for 1/2 cup of vodka; 30-40 drops 2-3 times every day.

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