Pharmacy Chistets

Perennial plant related to motherwort. Stem erect, covered with fine hairs deviated downwards. Leaves opposite, oblong-ovate or oblong, obtuse, heart-shaped at the base, rounded-toothed. Flowers are sessile, dark pink, in multi-flowered whorls, located in the axils of the bracts and close at the top of the stem into a dense cylindrical inflorescence.

Occasionally found in the vicinity of Tomsk, Biysk, Tyumen. Grows in sparse birch groves, forest edges, clearings, shrubs, dry meadows.

In folk medicine, it is used for hypertension, cough and hemoptysis. The roots have a laxative and emetic effect. Action similar to motherwort, clinically confirmed.

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