Flat-leaved eryngium (Eryngium planum L.)
The flat- leaved eryngium is a perennial plant from the umbrella family (Umbelliferae). Other names: sinegolov, blue thorn.
Perennial naked plant with a straight branched bluish-violet stem up to 100 cm in height, leathery dark green sharp-toothed leaves and capitate inflorescences within 1-2 cm in length with hard involucre leaves and numerous blue flowers. It blooms in July. The eryngium grows in dry meadows, edges of pine forests, along roads.
Contains active substances:
The grass contains saponins, tannins, essential oil, flavonoids.
For heart diseases, they drink an aqueous decoction of the herb collected during flowering.