Three-part series

Annual herbaceous plant 30-90 cm tall. The roots are weak, thin. Stems erect, reddish. The leaves are opposite, short-petiolate, deeply tripartite with lanceolate stipules, serrate along the edge. The flowers are small, yellow, in baskets. The outer leaflets of the involucre are similar to leaves. The fruits are achenes 6-8 mm long, obovate, flattened or trihedral at the top. Blooms from June to August.

Widespread in all areas. It grows along the banks of rivers, streams, lakes, constantly wet places.

Medicinal raw materials are grass, leafy tops, leaves collected in the budding phase and at the beginning of flowering at a height of up to 15 cm from the plane. The dried plant has a slight smell, astringent taste, slightly burning, bitter.

It is known that the raw material contains essential oil, a large amount of carotene (up to 60 mg%), ascorbic acid (from 100 to 1000 mg%), tannins with a high content of polyphenyls, which are attributed to anti-inflammatory and antiseptic properties. In addition, the series contains manganese, which can pass into aqueous solutions. Storage period up to 5 years.

The aerial part of the tripartite series, collected during the budding period, has a pronounced anti-inflammatory, metabolic regulating and diuretic property.

It is used internally as a diuretic and diaphoretic, as bitterness to improve appetite and digestion, with scrofula and exudative diathesis. The herb is used in children’s practice for the preparation of therapeutic baths, with all kinds of diathesis, accompanied by urticarial rash, scrofula, milk struf and seborrhea of ​​the head.

In folk medicine, the tripartite series is popular primarily due to its antiscrofulous property. It is used orally in the form of an aqueous infusion, tea for the treatment of scrofula, increased appetite, and improved digestion. An aqueous infusion or decoction of the herb is used for exudative diathesis, rickets, gout, arthritis, diseases of the liver and spleen, they drink with fright, inflammation of the bladder, headache; with eczema they drink and make lotions on the affected areas, the same with skin manifestations of exudative diathesis, rheumatic lesions of the joints (arthritis). Pounded fresh grass or roots are applied to snakebite wounds, applied to wounds and ulcers, which helps to cleanse them of pus, dry them and faster healing, tissue regeneration. Herbal decoctions are used for scrofula for baths, washing and rubbing,


Decoction: 4 tbsp. spoons of grass per 1 liter of boiling water, insist overnight. Take half a cup 3-4 times every day (boil for 10 minutes).

Infusion: 6 g per 200 ml; 1 st. spoon 4 times every day. Tea: The herb is brewed like a tea and drunk without dosage. For external use: 50 or 100 g per bucket of water.

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