Name: Monetary loosestrife – verbosilla luchne (veterinary practice)
Monetary loosestrife – lysimachia nummulari a l.
Botanical characteristic. Primrose family. Perennial herbaceous plant with a thin recumbent, sometimes rooting stem, up to 30 cm long. Leaves opposite, ovate, entire. The flowers are yellow, solitary, located in the axils of the middle leaves. Blooms in May – August.
Spreading. It is found everywhere in the European part of the USSR, in the Caucasus, in Siberia and Central Asia. Grows in shady groves, floodplain meadows, near lakes.
Medicinal raw materials. The aerial part (grass) of the plant is harvested during the flowering period. Drying and harvesting in the usual way.
Chemical composition. The grass contains up to 3.58% of tannins of the catechin group, flavonoids, resinous and other substances, in the leaves – vitamin C (140-160 mg%), rutin, saponins and tannins.
Pharmacological properties and Application. Galenic forms of herb plants have astringent, anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and hemostatic effect. Therefore, loosestrife infusions and decoctions are used as an astringent and wound healing agent, for bloody diarrhea, externally for washing ulcers, wounds, washing the mouth with stomatitis, etc. The infusion is prepared at the rate of 1 tablespoon of crushed raw materials per 200 ml of boiling water. Infuse for 2 hours, filter and calves, approximately with diarrhea, are prescribed 1/2-1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day before feeding.
In Bulgaria, an infusion of the plant (2 teaspoons per 200 ml of water) is recommended for diarrhea, inflammation of the oral mucosa, treatment of wounds, etc.