Zyuznik european



Perennial herbaceous, fragrant, slightly pubescent plant. Stem tetrahedral, branched, up to 80 cm tall. The leaves are opposite, oblong-ovate, pinnately incised at the base, large-toothed, palmate. The flowers are white, with purple speckles, collected in whorls located in the axils of the stem leaves. Blooms from mid-June to mid-August.

Distributed throughout Siberia in the forest and forest-steppe zones. It grows along the banks of rivers, lakes, in damp, dark and forest meadows, in southern pine forests.

Medicinal raw material is a herb collected in the initial stage of flowering.

The aerial part of the plant contains the bitter substance lycopene, essential oil, traces of alkaloids, flavonoid glycosides and choline-like substances, resins and saponins.

Studies have found that zyuznik products have a depressing effect on the excitability of the heart muscle. The action of zyuznik is similar to quinine, an alkaloid isolated from the bark of the cinchona tree. It is effective for palpitations, Graves’ disease, cardiac arrhythmias (extrasystole), when quinine is usually prescribed, also for endocarditis. Apply 10-20% infusion of herbs for half a glass or a third of a glass at the reception. Sometimes it is used in a mixture with motherwort (in equal parts).

In folk medicine, zyuznik is considered a good sedative, analgesic and hemostatic agent. It is recommended for insomnia, neuroses, heart weakness, goiter (thyrotoxicosis), tuberculosis, malaria, stomach pains and uterine bleeding.


Infusion: a teaspoon of dry grass is brewed in a glass of boiling water, insisted for 2 hours and drunk a quarter cup 3 times every day 30 minutes before meals.

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