Goof narrow-leaved

A fruit tree found in cultivation as part of hedges (due to the presence of numerous thorns).

It grows wild along the banks of rivers, in floodplains, mainly in the lowlands, in the foothills. It is found in the Caucasus, in Chechen-Ingushetia and Dagestan. They are bred in gardens as decorative multi-flowered sucker and silver sucker.

For medicinal purposes, the fruits of the plant are used.

Fruits contain sugars, organic acids, protein (up to 10%), tannins, fat, dyes. Alkaloids were found in the bark, and up to 350 mg% of ascorbic acid were found in the leaves.

In scientific medicine, loja fruit products are used as an astringent for diarrhea; pshatin, lokhnekitan and lokhtan – with enterocolitis (instead of tan-nalbin).

In folk medicine, a decoction or infusion of the fruit is drunk for colitis and respiratory diseases. Infusion of flowers – as a heart remedy for hypertension. Infusion or decoction of leaves – from rheumatism, lumbago, gout, as wound healing. Powdered leaves are sprinkled on old wounds so that they are cleansed and healed.

In Transbaikalia, an infusion of fruits and leaves is drunk for dropsy, scurvy, and as an antihelminthic.


Infusion: 50 g of fruit insist an hour in 1.5 cups of boiling water and take 2 tbsp. spoons 3-4 times every day after meals.

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