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This wonderful medicinal plant is a herbaceous annual with a straight, oppositely branched stem 15-60 cm tall, rarely up to 100 cm. Usually the stem is bare, rarely pubescent with few hairs. The leaves in a series are opposite, three-lobed. The flowers are yellow, in flat basket inflorescences, located one at a time at the ends of the stems. The plant blooms in July-August. The fruit is an achene with 2-3 jagged setae. The breed is widely distributed throughout the European part of Russia, in Siberia, in the south of the Far East, and beyond them – in the Transcaucasia, Central Asia, Ukraine (throughout the territory). It grows in wet meadows, swamps, near water bodies, in ditches. Spreads by clinging to the seeds (fruits) of animal fur and human clothing. There is a vicious weed in the gardens.

For medical purposes, grass is harvested during the period of budding. Collect the upper part of the plant together with buds and flowers

buds that are beginning to open, as well as lateral shoots of stems with leaves. The distance from the cut to the top should not exceed 15 cm. The grass is dried in the shade in the open air or in a well-ventilated room, spread out in a thin layer on paper or cloth. Store ready raw materials in dry rooms. The shelf life is 2 years. Grass briquettes are sold in specialized pharmacies.

The aerial part of the plant contains flavonoids, tannins, carotene (provitamin A), coumarins, ascorbic acid (vitamin C) (up to 70 mg%), essential oil, mucilage, bitters, trace elements and some other substances.

The name “scrofula grass” speaks for itself, outlining the main scope of the plant’s application. In addition to the antiscrofulous effect, the series has mild sedative, diuretic, diaphoretic, choleretic and bactericidal properties. It improves appetite and digestion. Herbal infusions are also used for colds, diseases of the liver and biliary tract, rheumatism and gout.

In folk medicine, the anti-allergic effect of the plant has long been known, it also helps with various skin diseases, for example, eczema. Externally, in the form of baths, lotions and washes, the grass of the herd is used for the treatment of rickets, wetting (exudative) diathesis; it also promotes the healing of cuts, scratches and wounds.

There is evidence that an ointment made from a thick extract of the herd is effective in psoriasis. At the same time, simultaneously with the external application of the ointment, a decoction of the herb is taken internally.

Herbal infusion. 15 g of raw material per 200 ml of boiling water. Insist for 30 minutes, filter. Take 1/2 cup 3-4 times a day before meals.

Decoction of grass. 25-30 g of grass per 200 ml of boiling water. Heat in a water bath for 15 minutes, filter, wring out, bring to the original volume with warm boiled water. Take 2-3 tablespoons 3 times a day.

Decoction of grass (external). Boil 20-30 g of raw material for 10 minutes. in 1 liter of water, strain and add to the bath.

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