Dryweed forest

Name: Forest cudweed

FOREST CRYSTAL

 

Low perennial plant 20-50 cm tall, densely covered with gray or brown felt; leaves are small, lanceolate, linear above. Baskets are collected in ears, which form a paniculate-spike-like inflorescence; in baskets, a multi-row wrapper of oblong and spoon-shaped green and brown leaves; the flowers are yellowish-white, outside – filiform, pistillate, in the middle – tubular-funnel-shaped. Achenes are oblong, with a small tuft. Blooms in July-September.

It is found in Western Siberia, in the Caucasus. It grows in sandy places, in forests along the edges.

Medicinal raw materials in folk medicine is the whole plant. The raw material contains a small amount of tannins. The aerial part of the raw material is collected in the initial period of flowering, the roots – in the fall, in October-November.

In folk medicine, a decoction of the plant is used for general weakness; grass powder – as a wound healing (sprinkle wounds), they are sprinkled with places affected by weeping lichen.

The aerial part of the cudweed is used for anemia, liver diseases and neuroses.

Application

Infusion: 1 tbsp. a spoonful of herbs in 1.5 cups of hot water, leave for 2 hours. Take 1 tbsp. spoon 3-4 times every day.

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