Common leucanthemum (Leucanthemum vulgare L.)

Common leucanthemum (popovnik) is a perennial plant from the Compositae family. Other names: common popovnik, meadow chamomile, roman-grass, cornflower, white flowers


Perennial plant with stem 30-60 cm tall, leafless above; basal leaves obovate, crenate. Flower baskets are large, with marginal longish white reed flowers and median yellow tubular flowers sitting on a hemispherical bare receptacle; the fruit is an achene without a tuft. The cornflower blooms from May to August. The common cornflower grows in meadows, on slopes, in bushes, in forest clearings.

Contains active substances:

Nivyanik contains alkaloids, inulin.

Medicinal use:

A decoction of the nivyanik herb is drunk for gastric diseases, as a calming agent for the nervous system, for women’s diseases, as a laxative, for leucorrhoea.

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