Tamus ordinary, or Adam’s root

Dioscoreaceae – Dioscoreaceae.

Popular names: fiery root, tallow root. Pharmacy name: Tamus root – Tami communis rhizoma (formerly: Rhizoma Tamini communis).

Botanical description. Climbing plant with 2-3 stems, heart-shaped leaves, inconspicuous flowers and red berries. It grows in Central and Southern Europe, including Hungary and Russia.

Active ingredients: histamine-like irritants, alkaloid and mucus.

Application. In folk medicine, cut roots are used for massage and rubbing for rheumatism.

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