Useful and therapeutic properties RHAPONTICUM CARTHAMOIDES

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

(bolshegolovnik Alpine)

perennial herbaceous plant 0.5-1.5 m tall.Shortened rhizome, woody, horizontal, with traces of last year's stems and numerous shnu-rovidnymi roots.Stems erect, unbranched, under the arachnoid inflorescences, furrowed.The leaves are alternate, simple, deeply pinnate to 5-8 pairs of toothed lobes;lower - petiolate, up the stem are reduced in size and become sedentary.Inflorescence - Single basket imbricated wrapper leaves which are membranous, fringed incised and bent down appendages.Receptacle bristly.The flowers are purple, bisexual, five-membered, pistil one with lower

ovary.Fruits - brown testes, pileated.Blooms in July-August.The fruits ripen in September-October.

Bolshegolovnik alpine or Leuzea saflorovid Nye, grows in subalpine, alpine meadows less Altai Sayan, Jungar Alatau, Khamar-Daban.

Medical raw material are rhizomes with roots.Collecting them is done in autumn or spring, it is better in the fall.Rhizomes are cleared from earth, washed with cold water and air-drie

d in the shade.Stored cut into pieces, well air-dried.Shelf life up to 3 years.

of the rhizomes and roots include insulin, essential oil, resin, salts, oxalates, phosphates, vitamins A and C.

established that drugs levzei carthamoides have a stimulating effect on the central nervous system, increases the efficiency of mental and physical fatigue.Long-term use can cause a persistent increase in blood pressure, slowing the rhythm and increase the amplitude of heart contractions.Used Leuzea hypotension, physical and mental fatigue, excessive sleepiness.Assign inwards in the form of liquid extract and tincture drops.Duration of treatment is 2-3 weeks.

In folk medicine against levzei there is an expression: "Maralova grass raises man from 14 diseases and pours his youth."In Siberia, the decoction of the roots and above-ground parts are used as an aphrodisiac with loss of strength, fatigue (in patients with improved performance, they become more calm and cheerful) and reduced sexual activity (reduced sexual activity).

extract levzei like tonics are added to drinks such as lemonade.


Tincture 20% -I: 20-30 drops 2-3 times a day before meals.

extract in respect of raw materials to the extractor 1: 1.