Field forget-me-not – field forget-me-not

field forget-me-not 

Few people do not know the forget-me-not — its blue “eyes” welcome us in wet places. In many countries, forget-me-not is a ritual plant, a flower of devotion and sincerity. In Russia, it is a symbol of memory. But the marsh forget-me-not (M. palustris) also has sisters. One of them is a medicinal plant. This is a forget-me-not field, biennial, sometimes annual herbaceous plant, 10-60 cm tall. All of it is densely covered with soft, long hairs. The leaves are alternate, entire, basal, forming a rosette, oblong-elliptical. The flowers are bisexual, regular, small, blue, collected in sparse inflorescences-tassels. They bloom in May-June. The fruit is dry, consists of 4 nuts. Field forget-me-not is a common plant in the middle zone of Russia and throughout the territory of Ukraine, grows as a weed in fields, among shrubs, occurs in forests.

 

Forget-me-not is used only in folk medicine. For the preparation of medicines, the above-ground part of the plant is collected during the flowering period. The collected raw materials are dried immediately after harvesting, in the open air in the shade or in a warm room, spreading out a thin layer.

The chemical composition of the active substances has not yet been studied, but folk healers have been using forget-me-not since ancient times.

It is known that forget-me-not products have anti-inflammatory and hemostatic properties, reduce sweating. Therefore, infusions of the herb are prescribed to be taken internally for chronic bronchitis, hemoptysis, as well as for pulmonary tuberculosis complicated by increased sweating and weight loss.

Externally, forget-me-not infusion is used for washing, lotions and baths for skin rashes and dry eczema.

Side effects of field forget-me-not are unknown.

Herbal infusion. 2 teaspoons of raw materials per 200 ml of boiling water. Insist in a thermos for 4 hours, filter. Take 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day.

Herbal infusion (external). 4 tablespoons of raw materials per 400 ml of boiling water. Boil for 10 minutes, infuse for 2 hours, filter. Used for washing and lotions.

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