COLLECTION AND DRYING OF RAW MATERIALS

LADVENETS HORNED (Lotus corniculatus L.) Herb is a medicinal raw material. The most pronounced medicinal properties are manifested when collecting plants in June, the smallest – in July and especially in September. Air dry in the shade, in well-ventilated areas or in dryers.

PHARMACOLOGICAL PROPERTIES

The plant has a wound-healing, emollient, analgesic, soothing, restorative and tonic effect. Use in medicine. Aboveground part. Decoction – for colds; externally – wound healing, emollient and analgesic. Leaves. Astringent. In the Caucasus – with rabies. Flowers. Soothing, restorative in the phase of convalescence, tonic in case of fatigue.

DOSAGE FORMS, METHOD OF APPLICATION AND DOSES

♦ Lotus herb decoction: 1 tablespoon of raw material is poured into 200 ml of water, boiled for 10 minutes, insisted for 15 minutes, then filtered. Take 1/4 cup 2-3 times every day. CONTRAINDICATIONS AND POSSIBLE SIDE EFFECTS: during the flowering period the plant is poisonous, so care must be taken when using it internally. * During the flowering period of the plant, cases of animal poisoning are possible (more often – small cattle and geese). In case of poisoning, excitation is noted first, then convulsions, unsteady gait, shortness of breath, weakness of cardiac activity and death. As a result of violation of intracellular respiration, oxygen is not assimilated by the cells of the body and accumulates in the blood. Therefore, venous blood, like arterial blood, becomes scarlet, and visible mucous membranes appear pink. There may also be inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract.

APPLICATIONS IN OTHER FIELDS

The flowers give a yellow color. Unripe fruits are sometimes eaten. Animal food. Honey plant. Forage, well eaten by all types of farm animals in hay, in the form of silage and fresh in the pasture. In the later case, it is eaten only before flowering. In terms of nutritional value, it is close to blue alfalfa and red clover. lactogenic. Decorative, can be recommended as a substitute for lawn grasses for landscaping slopes and fields in parks and gardens. Cultivated in many states. There are varieties. Honey plant.

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