Useful and therapeutic properties of erect cinquefoil ( galangal , Uzikov )

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

Perennial herb to 50 cm tall.The roots are small, thin, numerous, densely

covered with a thick woody, almost horizontal rhizome, red and yellow on the outside and white inside.Stems slender, branched, erect with hairs.The leaves are trifoliate, alternate, sessile, yellowish.Flowers solitary, axillary, four-membered, unlike other Potentilla, on long stalks, yellow.Fruits - leaflets, smooth.It flowers from May to August.

plant is widespread.It grows in the forests, in moist meadows, bushes, meadows, on sandy soil.

With the purpose of treatment used rhizome 3-7 cm long without roots, leaves, roots, and sometimes the entire plant.The grass is collected during flowering, roots - in the fall or in the spring before the leaves.Shelf life of raw materials 6-8 years.

In medical practice using extracts of rhizomes erect cinquefoil as an astringent, bactericidal and hemostatic agent in dysentery and ulcerative colitis, in various diseases of the gastrointestinal tract (enteritis, enterocolitis, dyspepsia), dys

entery, gastric ulcers, as a hemostatic internal bleeding:lung, intestinal, uterine.Effective drugs for inflammation of the rhizomes and ulcers of the stomach and intestines, emphysema, pulmonary tuberculosis, especially with diarrhea and coughing, as well as in diseases of the liver, jaundice, gout and rheumatism.

particularly important Potentilla astringent by which forms a protective film against bacteria, chemical and mechanical influences, accompanied by tissue inflammation.Capillary blood vessels and arteries become impervious to the plasma and white blood cells.This is particularly evident effect on inflamed, loosened, reddened mucous membranes of the stomach and intestinal tissue.

doctors from Chisinau and Tyumen published reports of the use of drugs cinquefoil in the treatment of patients suffering from hepatitis, cirrhosis of the liver.Spezia

leaf decoction prepared from Siberia wild tormentil of 20 g of the above-ground plant parts (leaves, stems, buds) and 5 g of roots.All this is poured 800 ml of water, boil for 15 minutes, then to insist 20 hours.It remained approximately 600 ml of a reddish-brown broth, specific, slightly astringent, with a slight bitterness that was 4 daily dose of 50 ml per ingestion, 3 times a day for 30-40 minutes before meals with 1 h. Spoon of jam, honey orSahara.

results of treatment of patients with acute hepatitis can be considered encouraging.Within 4-5 days the general state of patients noticeably improved, restored appetite.The illness does not become chronic.Taking into account the severity and duration usually is acute liver inflammation, the results of treatment should be considered good.

They used a decoction tormentil in 45 patients with liver cirrhosis in edematous ascitic stage.A decoction prepared from 25 g of the above-ground parts of the plant, and 5 g of roots, pour 600 ml of water, boil for 30 minutes in an enamel pot in a closed form, I insist, filter.Applied in the form of heat from 50 to 100 ml, 3 times a day, two hours before a meal.Simultaneously limited fluid intake to 500-600 ml per day, the salt - up to 4.3 g per day.All patients before treatment were swelling, sudden exhaustion.The therapeutic effect of decoction Potentilla began on 6-8th day.Improves appetite, disappeared dry skin and mucous membranes.

External tormentil used as a rinse and lotion for sore throat, bleeding gums, bleeding in the treatment of wounds, ulcers, burns, frostbite.

In folk medicine, erect cinquefoil is used in the form of infusions, decoctions and infusions for inflammation and ulcers of the stomach, inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, diarrhea, dysentery, as a hemostatic internal bleeding: lung, intestinal, uterine, diseases caused by heavy lifting, heart diseases.

Ointment is used for fractures of arms and legs, burns, weeping eczema and other skin diseases.


Tincture 15% -I: 45 drops 2-3 times a day.

Broth: 20 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 5-6 times a day 30 minutes before meals with pulmonary hemorrhage.

ointment from roots: 5 g of sliced ​​root in a glass of butter;boil for 5 minutes.

Infusion of rhizomes on milk: 1 tbsp.spoon roots in a glass of milk, insist 2 hours, take 1 tbsp.spoon 3-4 times a day for 30 minutes before eating.