Jaundice levkoy


Cruciferous – Brassicaceae (Cruciferae) Common name: goose death.

Pharmacy name: jaundice herb – Erysimi herba (formerly: Herba Erysimi).

Botanical description. An annual plant about 20-40 cm high, with entire or irregularly serrated leaves and cruciform flowers. The whole plant has an adpressed pubescence. Occurs on arable land and in gravelly places.

Active ingredients: cardiac glycosides, similar in action to strophanthus.

Application. Sometimes as a heart remedy and against convulsive cough.

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