Oak maryannik is an annual herbaceous plant from the norichnikov family (Scrophulariaceae) Other names: Ivan da Marya, scrofulous grass.
Fairly tall herbaceous annual plant with a thin, easily pulled out root. Flowers in a loose unilateral raceme, each flower is provided with a bract, painted in bright purple, more intense at the top; corolla two-lipped, yellow, with a reddish tube. Mariannik blooms all summer. Oak maryannik grows on forest pastures, along shrubs, hills and edges, forms thickets.
Contains active substances:
The grass and seeds of maryannik contain aukubin glycoside, dulcite and alkaloids.
An aqueous decoction of maryannika herb is drunk for diseases of the heart, stomach; baths for rheumatism; bathe babies with diathesis, eczema, skin tuberculosis.