Hare cabbage (cilist)

HARE CABBAGE (creaker, purple stonecrop, live grass, dog juvenile, cilist)


Perennial herbaceous plant 20-70 cm tall. Stem straight, round, solitary. The leaves are fleshy, sessile, oblong, serrated along the edges. The flowers are small in dense cone-paniculate inflorescences at the top of the shoot, dark pink, purple or yellowish green. The fruit is a composite leaflet. On the rhizome are tubers, which accumulate nutrients. Blooms in July-September.

It grows on sandy soils, in pine forests, along river banks, hillsides, sometimes as a weed in fields. Distributed from the Urals to Kamchatka.

Medicinal raw materials are grass collected during flowering, fresh leaves, roots (tubers) are dug in autumn. The plant contains organic acids (leaves of a pleasant sour taste), ascorbic acid.

In folk medicine, it is used as a tonic, tonic, anti-inflammatory agent. An infusion of herbs is drunk for intestinal diseases, impotence, female infertility, as a diuretic. Vodka tincture is drunk with pulmonary tuberculosis.

The juice of the herb is considered a remedy for epilepsy. Juice and herb work better than hemlock for cancer. An infusion of fresh leaves (or juice) called living water is highly valued as an external wound-healing remedy. Mashed fresh grass (leaves) is applied to cuts, all kinds of wounds, hemorrhoidal bumps. A poultice of crushed roots and leaves is used as an analgesic for rheumatic joints.


Infusion: 1 tbsp. a spoonful of grass is insisted in a glass of boiling water for 4 hours and taken according to Art. spoon 3-4 times every day.

Fresh leaves are recommended against scurvy. There is information about the use of the plant in food.

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