Wintergreen round-leaved (barminka)



Perennial herbaceous plant with a longish branched rhizome, low stem and leathery round-elliptical leaves on petioles, collected in a rosette at the base of the stem. Flowers drooping, pink, 8-15 in racemes, in buds; when blooming, the corolla is wide open, a long curved pistil protrudes from it; the fruit is a box. Blooms in June-July.

Quite often found in pine-spruce forests.

Contains glycosides, tannins, arbutin.

In folk medicine, the whole plant is used, also separately the leaves. An aqueous decoction of the whole plant is drunk for diseases of the throat, headache, abdominal pain, diseases caused by weight lifting, hernia; drink from scurvy, apply to wounds.

Used in homeopathy.


Hot infusion: 1-2 teaspoons of raw materials per glass of boiling water (daily dose) for chronic inflammation of the bladder with the presence of pus in the urine, inflammation of the prostate gland, dropsy, chronic kidney disease, also for diabetes, fever.

The gruel from fresh leaves is used to treat difficult-to-heal wounds.

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