Veronica longifolia



Perennial herbaceous plant with a straight, simple or slightly branched stem in the area of ​​the inflorescence, 50-150 cm high. The leaves are opposite or 3-4 in whorls, long and narrow, lanceolate or wider, ovate-lanceolate, gradually pointed, rounded at the base or slightly heart-shaped, sharply serrated along the edge. The flowers are small, bluish-purple, collected at the top of the stem and branches in long dense stems. Blooms from June to September.

It occurs in damp places, along the banks of streams and ditches, among shrubs and in forests.

Contains traces of alkaloids, vitamin C, carotene.


An aqueous decoction (10 g per 200 ml) of a flowering plant is drunk for liver diseases, 1-2 tbsp. spoons 3 times every day. Pounded fresh flowers are used for diaper rash.

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