bruise common

Common bruise (Echium vulgare L.)

Common bruise is a herbaceous plant from the Borage family (Boraginaceae). Other names: Blue, blush, rannik blue.


A biennial herbaceous plant with a spindle-shaped root. The stem is tall, like the leaves, covered with longish bushy hairs sitting on white tubercles. Leaves lanceolate, entire. Flowers in curls; corolla irregular, tubular-funnel-shaped, first pink, then blue, stamens and style protrude far from corolla. Blossoms in June-August. A bruise grows in weedy places, on fallow fields, dry slopes, along roads.

Contains active substances:

The grass contains alkaloids.

Medicinal use:

The bruise grass is boiled and applied for tendon sprains, rheumatism.

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