Kupyr forest



Perennial shrub up to 1.5 m high. The stem is deeply furrowed, strongly branched in the upper half. The leaves of the branches are triangular, 2-3-pinnate; the lower ones have longish petioles, the upper ones are sessile, with well-developed sheaths. The flowers are white. Blooms until July. The fruit is single, dark brown or black, smooth, shiny. The root is thick, vertical.

Kupyr grows in meadows, shrubs, along river banks, within housing. Distributed in the European part of Russia, in Western and Eastern Siberia, in the Caucasus and the Far East.

The medicinal raw material is the aerial part of the plant and the roots. The leaves are harvested in the first half of summer, and the roots, when the plant wilts, in the fall.

Cupyr preparations in the form of an infusion or decoction are prescribed for edema of various origins, gastrointestinal diseases, pulmonary tuberculosis and women’s diseases. Externally, these products in the form of lotions or washings are used for burns, boils, carbuncles and abscesses.


Infusion: 1 tbsp. a spoonful of the above-ground part of the raw material insist 1 hour in 1 cup boiling water and drink 1/4-1/3 cup of infusion 3-4 times every day before meals.

Decoction: 1-2 tbsp. spoons of raw materials are boiled for 10-15 minutes in 0.5 liters of water, insisted for 1 hour, filtered, honey is added to taste and they drink 1/2-2/3 cup of broth 3-4 times every day before meals.

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