Name: Spring Sochevnik
Perennial herbaceous plant with erect, ribbed, up to 50 cm high, bare stem; leaves on grooved petioles ending in ears, with 2-3 pairs of ovate or elliptical pointed leaflets. The flowers are purple or bluish-violet, when they fade or dry, they become blue, collected 3-8 in drooping, axillary brushes. Fruits – linear beans, bare. Blooms in April-May. The taste is sweet, peculiar.
Often found in shrubs and shady forests.
Medicinal raw material is a herb. The grass contains flavone substances, carotene, ascorbic acid, bitter substances.
The plant is poisonous!
In folk medicine, a decoction of the herb is drunk for heart disease, with urinary retention. Infusion gargle with inflammatory processes. Externally crushed grass is applied to soften hard tumors, fingernails are treated.
Ripe pods are chewed for toothache.
Outwardly – for dousing ulcers, wounds, focal inflammations.
Infusion: 1 teaspoon of herbs insist 2 hours in 2 cups of boiling water and drink 1 tbsp. spoon 3 times every day for pain in the heart.