cicuta stork

STORK CICUTE (boostliks, crail)


One- or two-year-old plant with short, up to 10 cm long, outstretched, pubescent stems; the leaves are pinnatipartite, the basal ones are collected in a rosette, the stem ones are opposite. The flowers are light brown or purple, five-membered, collected 3-8 in umbellate inflorescences; the fruit is shaped like a stork’s beak. Blooms from April to September.

Grows in fields, vegetable gardens, weeds. It is often found throughout Belarus, Siberia as a weed.

In folk medicine, the aerial part is used, collected before and during flowering. A decoction of water is taken orally for colds, pneumonia, pleurisy, bloating, fright, women’s diseases; babies are bathed with diathesis; festering wounds are washed with vodka tincture; A decoction of the whole plant is drunk for angina pectoris, for fear, and is used as a gargle for sore throats.



Leaf decoction: South or 15 g per 200 ml, leave for 6 hours, consume 1-2 tbsp. spoons 3-4 times every day before meals.

Tincture: 15 g per 200 ml of vodka, leave for 10 hours.

Infusion: two teaspoons of dry herb per 200 ml of cold boiled water, leave for 8 hours, take 1/4 cup 4 times every day.

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