Kupena medicinal (Polygonatum officinale L.)

Kupena medicinal – herbaceous perennial from the Liliaceae family (Liliaceae). Other names: Fragrant kupena, wolf berry, wolf eyes, wolf apples, wolf berries, wolf grass, raven, crow’s eyes, smooth


Perennial herbaceous plant with a thick, gnarled horizontal rhizome. The stem is arcuate-bent, faceted, strong, 30-40 cm in height; the leaves are oblong-elliptical, facing down to one side and placed along the entire stem. In the axils of the leaves there are drooping whitish flowers with a tubular flower bed within; stamens 6, pistil with long filiform column and three-lobed stigma; the fruit is a bluish-black berry. Blossoms in June. Grows bought in forests, bushes.

Contains active substances:

Alkaloids, glycokinin, cardiac glycosides, saponins, mucus were found in the rhizomes of the drug.

Medicinal use:

Juice from fresh rhizomes is bought or a decoction of dry ones is poured over wounds, freckles are removed with juice; also used for hernia. Rhizomes bought in the form of a decoction are used to treat peptic ulcers of the stomach and duodenum.

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