Hare stable bagatolista – multi-leaved ulcer

Hare stable bagatolista (Anthyllis polyphylla); multi-leaved ulcer


A perennial herbaceous plant of the legume family. The stem is erect or ascending, branched, hairy at the bottom, 15-60 cm high. Leaves odd-pinnate; basal – with 1-2 (4) pairs of small lateral leaflets and a much larger ovate apical leaflet; stem leaves are more often 3-6. Flowers irregular, collected in apical multi-flowered heads; corolla is yellow, less often yellow-hot. The fruit is a bean. Blooms in June – July.


Distribution . It occurs in the forest-steppe, less often in the Polissia and in the steppe on the edges of forests, in bushes, forest glades, dry meadows and steppe slopes.

Raw. The herb (Nerba Anthyllidis) collected during the flowering of the plant is used to make medicine.

The plant is unofficial.

Chemical composition . The herb contains flavonoids, tannins, ascorbic acid (191 mg %) and other valuable substances.

Pharmacological properties and use . In folk medicine, the plant is known as having soothing, astringent, diuretic, tonic and wound-healing properties. An infusion of the herb is drunk for insomnia, peptic ulcer disease, kidney and bladder diseases, diabetes, diseases caused by physical overexertion, and also as a tonic after exhausting illnesses. Children are drunk with the infusion for fright and epilepsy. In the form of compresses and lotions, the infusion is used to treat wounds, ulcers, to dissolve benign tumors, and bee stings. It is used to rinse the oral cavity during inflammatory processes. Chopped fresh grass is applied to boils and wounds to speed up their healing.

Medicinal forms and applications .

Externally – infusion of the herb (2 tablespoons of the herb per half a glass of boiling water, infuse for 30 minutes; strain) for compresses, lotions and rinses.

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