Saussurea willow (dove)

Name: Saussurea willow (dove)



A plant with a woody, thick (up to 3 cm in diameter) root and a bark that splits into fibers. Stems are numerous, cobweb-fluffy or tomentose, up to 60 cm tall. The leaves are entire, green above with chiseled glands, below white felt, almost lanceolate, lower ones on short cuttings, upper ones sessile. Flowers purple-pink. Blooms in June-July. The fruit is a brownish achene with a long fly.

Distributed in the steppe zone and mountain valley steppes of Western, Central and Eastern Siberia – in Kulund, Alatay, in the Trans-Baikal steppes, etc. It grows on desert rocky, gravel slopes, on steppe and alpine meadows, rocks.

Medicinal raw material is a herb in the flowering stage.

The plant contains alkaloids, organic acids, tannins, essential oil, sugar, calcium, magnesium, iron, aluminum, cobalt, copper and zinc.

An infusion of dove herb is an effective remedy against giardiasis cholecystitis.

The most effective for the treatment of various forms of giardiasis was the pigeon extract at 70% alcohol.

In folk medicine, an infusion of herbs is used against malaria, stomach diseases, and to stimulate appetite.


Infusion: 1 tbsp. a spoonful of grass in a glass of boiling water, insist an hour and take 1 tbsp. spoon 3 times every day.

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