fragrant spikelet

FRAGRANT SPELL (scented spikelet)

 

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Perennial herbaceous plant up to 50 cm high; growing, gives turf. The stems are thin, with soft short linear leaves. Inflorescence spike-shaped, yellowish-brown. Blooms from May to August.

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Medicinal raw material is a herb. The plant contains coumarin.

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In folk medicine, an infusion or decoction of the aerial part is drunk as a sedative, analgesic, hypnotic and antiemetic, for tuberculosis and various chest diseases. In German (folk) medicine, fragrant spikelet is considered a remedy for insomnia, headaches, nausea and rheumatic pains.

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