Great head safflower-like – leuzea safflower-like

Name: Great head safflower-like – leuzea safflower-like

Rhaponticum carthamoides (Rhaponticum carthamoides, synonym — Leuzea carthamoides); family Asferaceae, or Compositae; Lewzea saffron


In those days, when people were not very well versed in herbs, they noticed that during the race maralas seek out and eat the root of some plant. It was in Altai and Sayan. Outwardly, this plant looked a little like a thistle, but it was not thorny. People tested its properties, and in this way, folk medicine brought into use oleander, raponticum, or maral root.

Safflower-like safflower is a perennial herb that reaches a height of 50-120 cm. The stem is upright, thinly ribbed, with cobweb-like pubescence. Co-

rhizomes are thick, horizontal, with numerous additional roots. The leaves are alternate, pinnately dissected, pointed at the ends. Middle and apical ones are sessile, finely toothed or entire. The flowers are quite large, purple-purple or purple-pink, collected in an inflorescence – a basket. The plant blooms in June-August. The fruit, as in all asters, is an achene. Under natural conditions, it grows in the mountains of the southern part of Eastern Siberia and in the east of Kazakhstan. In many regions of Russia and Ukraine, sedum is grown on plantations as a valuable medicinal plant.

Rhizomes with roots are prepared for the preparation of medicines. They are dug up in autumn or spring, shaken off the ground, quickly washed in cold water and dried in the sun or in warm, ventilated rooms. Thick rhizomes are cut lengthwise. Ready raw materials are stored in paper bags or bags for three years.

The rhizomes contain tannins (about 5%), inulin, alkaloids, resins, essential oils, a large amount of ascorbic acid (vitamin C), micro- and macroelements.

Preparations of the safflower-like tibia have a stimulating and tonic effect on the nervous system, especially in case of physical fatigue, general weakness, poor appetite and reduced work capacity. They improve general tone in a depressed state, improve heart function, and regulate blood pressure. An interesting feature of the products of the cephalopod is that they are able to wake up a person who is sleeping after taking sleeping pills. They are most effective on people with complaints of increased fatigue, depression, headache, insomnia, poor appetite and reduced sexual activity.

Plant products are also used for vegetative-vascular dystonia, and in gynecological practice – for rapid fatigue and depressive state in the climacteric period.

The flowers of the gorse give a lot of nectar and pollen, so they are very well visited by bees. The honey productivity of the plant is 100-120 kg from 1 hectare; honey is greenish, extremely aromatic and delicate in taste.

The extract of the tibia is liquid. 4 tablespoons of crushed rhizomes per 300 ml of 40% alcohol (vodka). Take 20-30 drops 2-3 times a day before meals.

Infusion of rhizomes with roots. A tablespoon of crushed raw materials per 1 liter of water, infuse for 1 hour, filter. Take 1 tablespoon 3 times a day before meals.

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