Saxifrage femur

Thigh Stone Fragile


Perennial plant, widespread throughout the meadows, between shrubs, on the edges of forests along roads. Rhizome many-headed, branched, brown in color, 1-2 cm thick. Root wrinkled, tuberous, up to 20 cm long, up to 1.5 cm thick, dirty brown outside, yellowish-white inside with yellow-brown dots. The stems are straight, up to 75 cm high, hollow inside, bare outside, covered with a short down with filiform grooves. Leaves pinnate; lower leaflets okugloyaytsevidnye, tight, serrated; apical leaflet three-lobed. The flowers are white, collected in an umbrella. The fenugreek blooms from June to October. Its rhizome and roots are traditionally harvested in autumn or early spring.

Dry thigh or its root can be recognized by its sharp, irritating smell, smell and bitter-sharp taste.

The root of the thigh contains an essential oil and pimpinellin, a special substance that is insoluble in water; therefore, the roots for medicinal purposes are best used in the form of tincture.

Thigh in folk medicine is used as an expectorant, diuretic, for abdominal pain, regulating the functional activity of the gastrointestinal tract, cough, as well as a means of calming the nervous system. This ancient folk medicine is very effective and well tested. Among the people, it is also used for whooping cough – as an expectorant, analgesic and sedative, for dropsy – as a diuretic, for constipation and poor digestion of food – as normalizing the functional activity of the stomach.

This remedy is very effective for hoarseness: add 15 drops of tincture to a diaphoretic decoction of lime blossom.

Outwardly, products from the root of the thigh are used as a gargle for sore throats, fresh juice from the root removes spots on the face.


Decoction: 15 g per 200 ml, take 1 tbsp. spoon three times every day or 30 g of root per 1 liter of water, 1/3 cup 4-5 times every day.

Vodka tincture: 2 parts root to 5 parts vodka, take 30 drops 4-5 times every day for dropsy. Wine tincture: 1 part root to 6 parts wine.

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