A small perennial herbaceous plant with an ascending stem 15-25 cm tall; leaves are small, alternate, lanceolate, sessile, pointed. The flowers are 2-sided-symmetrical, bright blue, collected in a rare raceme without a tuft at the top. Blooms in May-July.

Occurs in meadows, in bushes, on slopes. Contains saponins.

In folk medicine, the whole plant is used. An aqueous decoction of the whole plant is drunk for inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, diseases caused by weight lifting, diseases of the heart, kidneys, hernia, and uterine bleeding; small babies are bathed when they are frightened, and baths are made for tumors.

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