An annual weed herbaceous plant, up to 60 cm high. The stem is erect, sometimes creeping, underdeveloped. The leaves are pinnate or bipinnate, the lower ones form a basal rosette. The whole plant is rough and sticky. The flowers are five-petalled, pink-violet, collected in umbrella inflorescences. Each inflorescence contains 12 flowers. Blooms all summer. The fruit is a dry capsule, divided into seed compartments, with spirally rounded partitions.
The cicutus crail in Russia is distributed everywhere on dry stony and gravel slopes of mountains in the Caucasus and Siberia.
Medicinal raw material is a herb collected during the flowering period. In medicine, herbal products are used for internal and uterine bleeding.
In folk medicine, herbal products are used for sore throat, pharyngitis, stomatitis and bleeding of various localizations, also as part of a sedative, anticonvulsant, anti-inflammatory and astringent.
Infusion: 1 tbsp. a spoonful of herbs insist an hour in 1 cup of boiling water and drink 2 tbsp. spoons of infusion 3-5 times every day after meals. This or more condensed infusion is used for rinsing the mouth and throat.