Useful and therapeutic properties of medicinal burnet

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Perennial herb up to 1 m in height.The root of the powerful, which develops a rosette of leaves and stem mostly single.Stems are erect, ribbed, hollow inside.Basal leaves long with numerous (7-25) leaves, often with stipules.The flowers are dark red in the short cylindrical or egg-shaped heads on long stalks.It blooms from June to September.

growing at a filling meadows, cliffs, in bushes, on the banks of rivers and swamps.In the northern regions of Russia rare plant.

Medical raw material are rhizomes with roots up to 20 cm, collected in a period of decay of plants - in September;in folk medicine used

are rhizomes with roots collected from the time of flowering until the autumn.The smell of raw material is weak, the taste astringent.Collected, cleaned off the ground, washed in cold water rhizomes obsushivayut air.Final drying is carried out in furnaces.Ready raw material brittle, dark brown, yellow fracture.The roots and rhizomes burnet rich in tannins, their roots contain up to 17%, in the rhizome -

12-13%, in the fade roots to 23.6%.Underground parts of the plant also contain starch (29%), calcium oxalate (3%), colorants, vitamins C and A, volatile, traces of essential oils, ellagic and gallic acids.The roots of burnet, moreover, contain 2.5-3% saponin - sangvisorbina.The leaves contain ascorbic acid, essential oil.

burnet As a medicinal plant known since ancient times.It is widely used and is now in many countries as an astringent, analgesic and hemostatic agent.

established that a decoction of the root of a plant collected in the fall, has a bactericidal activity against microbes and dysentery tifoparatifoznoy groups.Decoction of the roots of the autumn collection kill typhoid and parathyphoid group of germs within 15 minutes, and dysentery bacteria in 5 minutes.

decoction of the roots has the property to inhibit intestinal motility.The extract from the roots, applied topically, anti-inflammatory effect and sosudosuzhivayusche.

is indicated on the medicinal value of burnet as an astringent, anti-inflammatory, detoxifying and analgesic for the treatment of acute enteritis, gastrogennyh and toxic diarrhea, especially in children, intestinal Cathars, in the complex treatment of patients with cholecystitis.

In scientific medicine burnet successfully used in the treatment of acute enterocolitis, dysentery in case of intolerance to sulfa drugs.

Burnet is also used as a styptic at different bleedings - lung, stomach, intestine, hemorrhoids, uterine, bloody vomiting, bloody diarrhea.She is appointed with hypertension, blood to the head.Burnet anti-inflammatory properties make it possible to apply it topically with the inflammation of the veins and the treatment of burns.

In recent years, burnet drugs have been used in the treatment of stomatitis, gingivitis and trichomoniasis- kolpitov.

In folk medicine, burnet used more widely as a decoction, liquid extract, headaches, sore throat, hemoptysis, pulmonary tuberculosis, with all the major disorders of functional activity of the gastrointestinal tract: enterocolitis, diarrhea, as a styptic in the gastro-intestinal, uterineand hepatic bleeding.

recommended to use drugs burnet in inflammation of the mucous membranes (mouth, nose, etc...), Especially in bacterial: Trichomonas vaginal inflammation, sore throat, etc. in the form of rinses,.10-minute baths of tincture taken with hemorrhoids.


Tincture: 20 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 5-6 times a day with pulmonary hemorrhage.

decoction of the roots of burnet can be prepared at home: 1 tbsp.a spoonful of chopped roots pour a glass of boiling water, boil for 30 minutes, then allowed to cool, filter and take 1 tbsp.spoon 5-6 times a day.

a 30% extract or condensed broth: 50 drops or 1 tbsp.spoon 3-4 times a day.