Ground ragwort

DRY GROUND (Jacob’s godson)


A biennial or perennial herb with a branched root and a straight, ribbed, reddish stem. The lower leaves are petiolate, blunt-toothed, oblong-obovate. Flower baskets are collected in a shield. Reed flowers are yellow, oblong, with a fly of falling hairs. Blooms in July-August.

In folk medicine, it is used in the same way as the common ragwort.

The plant is used for all kinds of internal bleeding, as a uterine remedy, for chronic cough, bloody diarrhea, externally – in the form of lotions for the treatment of wounds and rinses for inflammatory processes in the throat and oral cavity.

Large doses of dry ragwort can cause pain in the liver.

For therapeutic purposes, the root of the plant is used in folk medicine. Common ragwort preparations are used as a hemostatic agent.


Tincture: 25%; 30-40 drops per glass of water 1-3 times every day.

Extract: 25-30%; 40 drops 1-3 times every day.

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