Broad-leaved smooth (Laserpitium latifolium L.)

Gladysh broad-leaved – Perennial plant Other names: starodub


It differs from most members of the Umbelliferae family in double-trifoliate leaves with large ovate leaves, 5-7 cm long and 3-4 cm wide, as well as multi-beam (up to 40) umbrellas with a multi-leaf wrapper, the presence of wrappers under the umbrellas and winged, large, up to 10 mm long fruits. Blossoms in July. Occurs in forests, shrubs.

Contains active substances:

Contains essential oil, bitter substance laserpitin, substances of the coumarin group.

Medicinal use:

In folk medicine, the root is traditionally used for therapeutic purposes. Vodka tincture is considered the best remedy for various gastric diseases, it is recommended for stomach ulcers, heart diseases, pulmonary tuberculosis, liver diseases, diseases caused by weight lifting, toothache; rub sore joints.

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