Euonymus warty



Shrub 1-2 m tall with cylindrical branches densely planted with black-brown warts. The leaves are oval, pointed or gradually elongated into a long pointed tip, rounded at the base and narrowed into a petiole, finely serrated along the edge. The flowers are four-petaled, cleft-leaved, on long peduncle cushions exceeding the leaves, collected 3-5 in half-umbels. Calyx greenish-yellow, corolla petals twice as long as sepals, rounded, reddish-brown. The fruit is dark red in color, a four-blade flattened-pear-shaped box, drooping, opening when ripe; seeds hanging down, black, shiny, half covered with a bright red seed. Blooms from mid-May to mid-June. It grows as an undergrowth and among shrubs along river valleys, in ravines.

For medicinal purposes, small branches and bark are used. The branches (bark), fruits and roots contain the glycoside evonimin, which has a cardiac effect similar to foxglove and has a laxative effect.

A tincture of euonymus warty at 70° alcohol is recommended for the treatment of stage I and II hypertension.

In folk medicine, they drink an aqueous decoction of flowering branches for nervous disorders and severe headaches.


Vodka tincture: 1.5-2 g per glass of vodka, drink 15-20 drops 3 times every day.

Infusion: 1 tbsp. a spoonful of crushed bark in 1 liter of water; use 2 tbsp. spoons 2-3 times every day.

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