Perennial herbaceous plant up to 60 cm tall. It has a thick rhizome with a bunch of adventitious roots. Stems erect, cylindrical, glabrous. The leaves are simple, opposite, sessile, linear, rough-pubescent, especially in the lower part. The flowers are large, solitary, bisexual, regular, pink-purple, five-membered. The fruit is a box. Blooms in June-July.

Distributed in the east of the European part of Russia, in Western and Eastern Siberia, in the Far East and Central Asia. Occurs in pine forests, steppe meadows and rocky slopes.

Medicinal raw materials are grass (stems, leaves) and carnation flowers. Raw materials are collected during flowering.

Contains 133.6 mg% vitamin C and saponins, especially in flowers; traces of alkaloids, glycosides, griterpene saponins, flavonoids and coumarin were found in the grass.

Experimental studies have shown that a decoction of field cloves is an active uterine remedy that does not have side effects. Its preparations are less active (3-4 times) than ergot, but not poisonous (there is no danger of overdose). Clove preparations are recommended for atony of the uterus, heavy menstruation, bloody hemorrhoids, metrorrhagia.

In folk medicine, a decoction of a plant collected during flowering is drunk for heart disease, abdominal pain, uterine bleeding; with pain in the chest, in the heart, with a strong heartbeat, with hemorrhoidal bleeding, with scrofula in the form of baths and douches.


Decoction: 1 full Art. a spoonful of raw materials in a glass of boiling water; take 1 tbsp. spoon 3 times every day.

Extract: 25 g of raw materials are thickened in an oven to half; take 1 teaspoon 3 times every day.

Oil prepared at home: 1/10 of a bottle of chopped clove herb is taken for a bottle of Provence oil, insisted for 8 days; use 5-10) drops 3 times every day.

Infusion: 1 tbsp. a spoonful of herbs in a glass of boiling water, insist 2 hours, take according to Art. spoon 3 times every day with postpartum hemorrhage, etc.

An infusion of carnation flowers is rubbed on the skin to protect against mosquitoes.

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