Forgotten kopeechnik (red root)

Perennial herbaceous plant with a longish thick woody root. Stems erect, 25 to 60 cm tall. The leaves are short-petiolate, compound, with 5-11 pairs of elliptical leaflets. The flowers are purple-violet-summer, collected in many-flowered brushes. Blooms in June-August. The fruit is beans hanging, 3-5-segmented, fluffy, with a wide border.

Distributed in forest mountain meadows, in cedar forests, in the subalpine belt in Altai, in the Sayan Mountains.

Medicinal raw materials are the roots, which contain a lot of tannins.

In folk medicine, the roots of the plant are used for diarrhea, diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, anemia, nervous diseases, as a diuretic.

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