Medicinal goat – medicinal goat

officinalis); chokabuk; goat’s rue officinalis


A perennial herbaceous plant of the legume family. The stem is ascending, branched, bare or sparsely hairy, 40-80 cm high. The leaves are odd-pinnate, with 4-10 pairs of lateral oblong-linear or linear-lanceolate leaflets. The flowers are irregular, light blue, occasionally white, in dense multi-flowered axillary racemes. The fruit is a bean. Blooms in June – August.

Spread. It grows on the banks of rivers, on bushes, in wet places and forest edges in the mountains of Crimea, on floodplain salt marshes in the lower reaches of the Dnieper, occasionally in the south of the forest-steppe and in the steppe areas of the Right Bank.

Procurement and storage . Herb (Herba Galegae) is used. Collected during the flowering of plants, cutting off the upper grassy parts. Dry under a tent or in a dryer at a temperature of up to 40°. 1 kg of dry grass is obtained from 4 kg of raw grass. Store in a dry place.

The plant is unofficial .

Chemical composition . The herb contains saponins, galegine alkaloid, galuteolin glycoside, tannins and bitter substances, etc.

Pharmacological properties and use . In traditional medicine, the medicinal goat’s-eye is used as a diuretic and diaphoretic agent, for mild forms of diabetes, metabolic disorders, to increase the secretion of milk in nursing mothers, and for snake bites. Externally, a decoction of the herb Kozlyatnik is used for skin diseases (eczema, ringworm).

Medicinal forms and applications . Internally – herbal infusion (1 teaspoon per 1 cup of boiling water) 1 tablespoon 4-5 times a day.

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