Useful and therapeutic properties of Polygonum snake

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

(cancer of the cervix, serpentine)

perennial herb up to 1 m. Rhizome woody, thick, wormlike curved, with numerous fine adventitious roots.Stems are erect, naked, unbranched, number 1-2.Leaves are alternate, oblong-lanceolate;radical and lower cauline - stemmed, at the upper petiole stipules fused with the pipe in the filmy.The flowers are pink, rarely white, in terminal racemes.Fruit - triangular smooth nut, dark brown.

growing everywhere.Usually found on moist meadows, bushes, meadows, the floodplains of small rivers.

Medical raw material is a rhizome with the roots dug out in autumn or early spring;washed with cold water from the ground, cut into pieces and dried in an oven or drier.

Ready raw material - the rhizome is dark brown 5-10 cm long with a pink kink, odorless, taste astringent.Shelf life 2 years.

The rhizomes mountaineer snake contain tannins such as tannin (25%), free gallic and Al-povye acid, vitamin C, provitamin A, colorants.Rhizoma

coil is used as the binder and anti-inflammatory

agent into a decoction or extract (1:10).Assign colitis, enteritis, uterine, gastrointestinal bleeding.

Outwardly - with stomatitis, gingivitis, for the treatment of bleeding wounds or ulcers in the form of rinses and lotions.

In folk medicine, drugs of this plant (rhizomes with roots) taken orally in diseases of the bladder and gallstones, bleeding from internal organs (stomach or duodenal ulcer), diseases caused by heavy lifting, cancer, while women's diseases, heart palpitations,nervous disorders as a diuretic and regulates gastrointestinal functional activity means, with diarrhea, dysentery.Externally - with chopped wounds (wounds sprinkled with powder), all bleeding, boils, boils on chronic wounds, ulcers, inflammation of the gums, making syringing as obesity.Inside

used rhizomes, infused vodka, but it is better to take the mountaineer in the form of infusions on water, powder or extract.


When stones and gall bladder drink a decoction of 20 g of crayfish per 1 liter of water.Cook for 20 minutes.Take 1-1.5 cups a day.In this respect the diet with restriction of meat, fish and spicy food.

When bloody diarrhea powder is kneaded with honey and make him pills weighing 0.5-1 g, which take three times a day.One can simply use the powder, while it should be washed down with water.

To rinse, douches, enemas, or lotions applied broth: 20 g of raw material per 200 ml of water (chronic wounds, ulcers, boils, colpites).

For other diseases used a decoction of 10 g of raw material per 200 ml of water;take half a cup 3 times a day.