Perennial herbaceous plant with a longish thin creeping rhizome with roots at the nodes. The rhizomes are dark brown on the outside, the bark is red-brown when broken. Stems 1-2 m tall, adjacent, tetrahedral at the top, seated along the edges with backward-curved spines, which cling to neighboring plants. The leaves are petiolate (unlike other types of madder), heart-shaped, with 7 main veins, located on the stem, 4 in whorls. The inflorescences are apical and axillary semi-umbrellas, repeating trichate. The flowers are yellow. The fruit is spherical, black, drupe-shaped, with 1 tassel.

Grows in the Himalayas. In Russia, Georgian madder grows, which is found in the Caucasus.

Medicinal raw materials are rhizomes and roots.

Madder, which grows in the Himalayas, is used as an effective remedy for kidney stone and gallstone diseases, diseases of the kidneys and gallbladder, and gout.



Root powder tablets of 0.25 g are taken 2-3 tablets 2-3 times every day, diluted in 1/2 cup of warm water.

Decoction: 10 g of crushed roots are boiled in 1 glass of water for 10 minutes. Drink 1 tbsp. spoon 3-5 times every day.

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