Hatma Thuringian (wild rose)
Perennial, grayish tomentose from stellate hairs, herbaceous plant with roots up to 1.5 cm thick. The stem is straight, up to 1.5 m high. The lower leaves are angular-five-lobed, the upper ones are three-seven-lobed. The flowers are pink.
Often found in Ukraine, the Caucasus, Altai and Western Siberia. It grows in meadows, hills, between shrubs, within houses, in gardens and orchards.
Roots are medicinal raw materials.
In terms of its botanical and pharmacological properties, Khatma is close to Althea. The main action is anti-inflammatory (in particular), enveloping and softening; in diseases of the respiratory system, the Thuringian hatma is used as an expectorant. Preparations from the root are used for catarrhal symptoms of the respiratory tract (cough) and the gastrointestinal tract (diarrhea), headache, scrofula, skin diseases.
Decoction is weak: 8 g per 200 ml; 1 st. spoon (for children – a teaspoon) 3-4 times every day.
Powder: for rinsing the mucous membrane of the nose, mouth, genitals, a decoction of the root is often replaced with powder from the root, which is diluted with warm water so that it takes the form of liquid sour cream. Before use, the diluted powder should be filtered.
Ointment: 2 tbsp. tablespoons of leaf powder are ground with 2 tbsp. tablespoons of butter or vaseline.