Useful and therapeutic properties istoda Siberia ( Siberian senega )
perennial herb with small vertically located rhizome, passing in the bottom of the root in a single subramose.Stems numerous, thin, low, more or less bushy, korotkooggushennye (korotkopushistye).Lower leaves are elliptic, pointed or blunt, the other - lanceolate.Flower brushes axillary, rarely terminal, unilateral, rather thin.Lower flowers on drooping stalks.Sepal with green
whitish membranous edges.Corolla pale purple or bluish.Fruit - dvuhgnezdnaya, broad flattened box.
widespread in the forest-steppe and steppe zones in almost all areas of Western and Eastern Siberia.
growing in open limestone, turf-covered, less stony slopes of hills and low mountains, in the steppe grasslands.
On istoda Siberian very similar istoda angustifolia, differing only bare, narrow, linear, pointed, almost vertically erect leaves and blue flowers coloring.
Medical raw material are the roots of both species, which are dug in autumn and shake off the ground, with water does not wash - dry cut into pieces.The roots of bo
roots have active expectorant action and serve as an adequate substitute senega.A decoction of the roots is prescribed for acute and chronic diseases of the lungs and upper respiratory tract, particularly in inveterate bronchitis and bronchial asthma, lung abscess, and to rinse with laryngitis.istoda drugs do not cause side effects and does not possess the property of accumulation.
established that in addition to anti-inflammatory and expectorant action istoda increases the tone of smooth muscles of the intestine.This justifies its use in folk medicine, not only in various diseases of the lungs and upper respiratory tract, but also in diseases of the gastrointestinal tract, especially in mucous diarrhea and catarrh of the stomach and intestines.
Lotions decoction of the root or tincture grasses recommended for carbuncles and skin inflammation.
infusion of roots:. 1 hour spoonful of raw insist 4:00 in cold boiled water and drink half a cup 3-4 times a day before meals.
To rinse - 1-2 tbsp.spoon 4-5 times a day with laryngitis.