Useful and therapeutic properties of Knotweed , or knotweed

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

(Gusyatnikov, Konotop)

Annual herb with branched bedridden, lift the crankshaft straight stem or stalk.Leaves small, elliptic, lanceolate or linear.The flowers are 3-5 pieces in the leaf axils, pink or green with whitish, and the edges reddish perianth lobes.Fruits - matte, dot lumpy nuts.It flowers from May to August.Grows at roads, in weedy places, in the fields almost everywhere in the temperate and warm climate of Russia.

With the purpose of treatment using grass plant roots.Gather the grass, when it only blooms and stalks still will not have time to harden.

drugs from this plant have anti-inflammatory, hemostatic and astringent.

In folk medicine, drugs of the mountaineer used primarily as an anti-inflammatory, tonic and diuretic in diseases of the kidneys, liver, bladder and stomach, jaundice.

As expels sand means preparations of this plant is used for sand and stones in the kidneys and bladder, with cholelithiasis.

Finally, knotweed helps with all the lung diseases and even in pulmonary tube

rculosis.In traditional medical practice observed that it stimulates the appetite, it increases body weight.This is confirmed by the fact that geese grazing on long knotweed, fatten quickly (hence the name of this plant - Gusyatnikov).

plant often used in mixtures with other, similar in its effect on the body with herbs.So, when severe diarrhea take equally knotweed grass, fruit blackthorn, bramble stems and marshmallow root (1 tbsp. Tablespoon per cup of boiling water) and drink 1 tbsp.spoon 5-6 times a day.

Externally the plant is used in the form of lotions from broth or fresh juice for the treatment of purulent wounds.

Essence of fresh grass Knotweed used in homeopathy.Tibetan medicine uses plant roots.


Broth: 20 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day.

Tea from leaves mother and stepmother - 5 grams, black elderberry flowers - 5 g, knotweed - 5 grams - with an inflammation of the lungs, severe bronchitis, pleurisy and other