Crested Istod (Polygala comosa L.)

Crested Istod is a perennial herbaceous plant of the Istod genus (Plygalaceae).


It differs from the ordinary istod by the presence of a tuft at the top of the brush. The flowers are pinkish-purple, collected in a denser raceme and in greater numbers. It blooms from May to autumn. It grows in meadows, fields, and bushes, it is not often found.

Medicinal use:

An aqueous decoction of the whole plant is drunk for inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, diseases caused by elevation, heaviness, heart disease, hernia, and uterine bleeding; small babies are bathed when frightened; with tumors do baths.

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