Kandyk Siberian

A small spring bulbous herbaceous plant that opens and blooms in early spring, after which the aerial part dies off. The leaves are green, elliptical, sometimes spotted (with a red-green pattern). The flowers are bell-shaped (2.5-5.5 cm long), drooping, pink-purple.

Distributed in the southern half of the forest zone, in the mountain-forest and alpine belts of Western and Central Siberia, grows in dark coniferous and mixed forests along the edges.

Medicinal raw materials are bulbs, which are harvested in the spring after the end of flowering.

Bulbs contain starch, glucose, protein, mucus. In folk medicine, tubers were considered a remedy for colic and epilepsy. It has long been used in writing. The chopped onions are dried and ground into flour.

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