Useful and therapeutic properties of urban avens Geum River

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

perennial herb of the Rosaceae family, height 70 cm, with a thick creeping rhizome.Stem erect, branched in the upper part, pubescent.Bottom leaves are lyre-shaped, on long stalks;stem - are short, tripartite elliptic and rhombic sharp share.The flowers are large, up to 1.5 cm in diameter, on long stalks, five-membered, light yellow.Fruits obovate, pubescent, equipped with a hook.

widely distributed in the European part of Russia, the Caucasus, Kazakhstan, Central Asia, Western Siberia.It grows in meadows, forests, thickets, along rivers, roadsides, in gardens.

At harvest with him and use a similar and equally widespread view - Geum Rivale.

With the purpose of treatment using grass rhizomes and roots Geum.They contain a lot of tannins (up to 30- 40%), resins, essential oils, bitter substances, vitamin C, provitamin A.

Geum grass harvested in the early flowering in May and June, dried in the shade.The rhizome and roots are dug in late autumn, they can be dried in the sun.

In folk medicine, extracts f

rom zodnye avens used as an astringent for various inflammatory diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, especially with diarrhea.Use them in diseases of the liver.As a hemostatic agent infusions and decoctions of avens are used in a variety of bleeding,

dysentery, pulmonary tuberculosis;root tincture in vodka drink for diarrhea, for gastric diseases, and externally - for rinsing with bleeding gums and inflammation in the mouth and throat.


Infusions made from 1 tbsp.chopped herbs and roots in a glass of boiling water and drink 1/4 cup 3-4 times a day, or 2 tablespoons.tablespoons every 2 hours.

broth is prepared a rate of 1-2 Art.spoon on a glass of water;take 1 tbsp.spoon 3-4 times a day.Rhizomes sometimes brewed instead of tea.

powder take 1 g - 3-4 times a day for 0.5 cups of warm water.

Infusion drink as an astringent and anti-inflammatory agent in various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, accompanied by fever, flatulence, and others.