Horned Lotus (Lotus corniculatus L.)

The horned bird is a perennial plant representing the Moth family (Papilionaceae). Other names: sparrow pods, palmate peas, jaundice,


Perennial plant with numerous procumbent stems, 15-40 cm long. Leaves pinnate, sessile, with 4 obovate leaflets. The flowers are golden yellow, arranged in the same way as in the whole species of Moths, on short pedicels, 3-5 collected in umbellate inflorescences. Legumes are linear or cylindrical, 15-25 mm long. Lotus-foot blooms in May-September. Lotus horned grows in meadows, hills, along roadsides, fields, in pine forests.

Medicinal use:

A decoction of the herb is drunk with colds, with catarrhs ​​of the upper respiratory tract.

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