Perennial plant 20-60 cm tall with a fleshy, tuberous thickened rhizome at the nodes; the flower stem is hollow, arrow-shaped, woolly-pubescent, seated with rather large stalked leaves (scaly), which are expanded into small rounded plates in the lower part of the stem. Real green leaves are basal, large, on long petioles, rounded heart-shaped with whole lobes along the edges of a deep recess, developing after the flowering of the plant. The flowers are dirty purple or red, all tubular, in the staminate specimens the baskets are collected in dense brushes, in the pistillate flower baskets are twice as small. All on legs and collected in long sparse brushes. Blooms in April-May.
It occurs occasionally in damp places, along the banks of ponds, ditches in the Grodno, Minsk and Mogilev regions.
For medicinal purposes, butterbur leaves and roots are used. Preparations of rhizomes have an antispasmodic effect. In folk medicine, a decoction of the leaves is used for dry coughs as an expectorant; fresh leaves and roots are used externally for wounds and abscesses.
Infusion: 10 g per 200 ml, insist 30 minutes, consume 1-2 tbsp. spoons 3 times every day before meals.
Roots and leaves are crushed and applied to wounds or boils.
Butterbur preparations have an anticoagulant effect.