Taurian dream – Taurian shot

Name: Taurian dream – Tauride backache

Pulsatilla taurica ; Galer’s dream; Prostrel Tauricheskii


Perennial herbaceous stem-hairy rhizomatous plant of the yellow family. The flowering stem is straight, leafless, 10-20 cm tall, single-flowered, with a bell-shaped covering of linear leaves fused at the base. The leaves are surface, with petioles, unipinnate, with five-parted segments and lanceolate or linear-lanceolate lobes. Flowers are single, regular, bisexual, erect or slightly drooping, bell-shaped, 30-35 mm in diameter; perianth corolla-shaped, with 6 purple leaves, fluffy on the outside. The fruit is a multicorn. Blooms in April – May.

Distribution . The taurian dream grows in the Crimea in pine and oak forests and on stony places on meadows.

Procurement and storage . For medical purposes, the herb Sona (Herba Pulsatillae) is used, which is harvested during the flowering period of the plant and used fresh or dried, spread out in a thin layer on paper or cloth in the shade in the open air or in a well-ventilated room. Dried grass is used 3-5 months after harvesting.

The chemical composition has not yet been studied.

Pharmacological properties and use . In folk medicine, the tincture of the taurian grass is prescribed internally as a sedative for hysteria, dysmenorrhea, and excessive sexual excitability. Externally, the tincture is used as an analgesic for joint rheumatism.

Medicinal forms and applications. Internally – tincture of fresh grass (prepared in a ratio of 1:5), 10 drops 3-4 times a day.

Externally – rubbing with tincture of dry grass (prepared with strong vodka in a ratio of 1:10). The toxic properties inherent in the plant require caution when using it.

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