Veronica medicinal (Veronica officinalis L.)

Veronica medicinal – A small perennial pubescent plant from the genus Veronica (Veronica) of the Norichnikovye family (Scrophulariaceae).


A small perennial pubescent plant with a creeping, branched stem 10-30 cm long in the lower part, with ascending shoots. The leaves are opposite, small, oval or obovate, blunt or shortly pointed at the tops, finely blunt-toothed, on short petioles. The flowers of Veronica officinalis are small, light purple, collected in oblong, elongating inflorescences as they bloom, and the peduncles come out of the axil of only one of each pair of opposite leaves, exceeding the latter in length. Veronica medicinal blooms until mid-August. It is often found: in forests, in glades and edges, among shrubs, in meadows and slopes.

Contains active substances:

Contains tannic, bitter substances, aukubin glycoside, essential oil, veronicin glycoside, saponins.

Medicinal use:

Veronica officinalis grass is brewed as a tea and drunk for diseases caused by weight lifting, diarrhea (simple and bloody), liver diseases, stomach ulcers, menopause, colds, headaches, cattle are given to drink with bloody urine; bathe babies with skin diseases; from scrofula, from exhaustion. The grass of Veronica officinalis is official in Western European medicine, homeopathy.

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