Knicus Benedictine

BENEDICTINE (curly wolf)


An annual cobwebby-rough plant. Stem up to 70 cm tall, straight, branched upwards, cobwebby-felt, soft, juicy. The leaves are grayish-green, pinnately incised, with notched, spiny-toothed lobes. The flowers are small, tubular, yellowish, collected in single baskets at the ends of branches and stems.

Knicus Benedictine is as prickly as thistle or blueberry.

Found in Transcaucasia and Central Asia. The plant is cultivated in the Poltava and Kharkov regions.

With a therapeutic purpose, grass and seeds are used. In folk medicine, this plant is used for chronic liver disease, diarrhea, catarrh of the respiratory tract and intermittent fever. It is also included in the composition of the anti-alcohol mixture. It is also used for hypochondria.


Tincture: 25%; 20 drops 3 times every day.

Decoction: 15 g per 200 ml; 1 st. spoon 3 times every day.

Mixture: 35 drops of Benedictine tincture and 5 bay drops (sold in a pharmacy) 3 times every day. The treatment period is 2-3 months.

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