Slipper red (large-colored)

Perennial herbaceous plant up to 30 cm tall. Stem straight, glandular. The leaves are alternate with arco-nervous venation, covering the stem. The flowers are large, solitary, purple-pink with an irregular shape within the flower bed, 1 leaf within the flower bed has the shape of a shoe. Blooms in June-July. The fruit is a box.

Distributed in the forest and forest-steppe zones of Siberia, the Far East and the European part of Russia. It grows in pine and deciduous forests on sandy soils.

In folk medicine, an aqueous infusion of the herb (a teaspoon per glass of boiling water) is drunk for female bleeding, infantile hernia and headaches; in the latter case, a compress of fresh leaves is simultaneously applied to the head.

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