Istod bitter (Polygala amarella L.)

Istod bitter – perennial herbaceous plant of the genus Istodovye (Plygalaceae).


It differs from the common and crested isthod by the presence of a rosette of leaves, smaller, blue or blue flowers, 3-4 mm long, collected in a sparse brush. It blooms in May-July. It grows bitterly in damp meadows and on peat soil. Doesn’t happen often.

Contains active substances:

Istod bitter contains saponins, polygalamarin (bitter substance), traces of essential oil.

Medicinal use:

Drink a decoction of the whole plant for inflammation of the upper respiratory tract.

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