Useful and therapeutic properties of the harrow the field

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

perennial herbaceous plant of the legume family with a taproot and numerous side branches.Stems erect, ascending, branched, reddish-brown color, height 80 cm. Lower and middle leaves are trifoliate, upper simple, oval-elliptical.The flowers are pink, large, papilionaceous, sit two on short stalks in the axils of the leaves, forming a dense spike-like inflorescences.Fruits - dvusemyannye, cracks easily beans.Flowers in June-August, the fruits ripen in July-September.

Distributed in the steppe and forest steppe zones of European Russia, the Caucasus, Crimea, southern Siberia.It grows in wet meadows, along rivers, on the outskirts of the marshes.Along with the harrow the field, you can use a close view - harrow ancient, quite common in Central Asia and Kazakhstan.

Medicinal raw materials are roots.Active substances they are flavonoids.In addition, the roots were found tannin, volatile oil, saponin, citric acid.Dig out the roots in the end of the growing season, in September and October, cut the aerial par

ts, shake off the ground, washed, provyalivayut in air and then dried in a dryer at a temperature of 40-45 ° C., or in well-ventilated areas.Raw material is hygroscopic, so it must be stored in a dry place.The finished raw material is cut to a lengthwise-striated roots, often twisted, knobby with brown bark.At the turn of the roots slightly fibrous, yellowish-white or grayish color.The taste is bitter with sugary-sweet flavor.

In medical practice decoction and tincture harrow used for the treatment of hemorrhoids.The roots have a hemostatic, diuretic and regulating bowel function effect.Treatment broth harrow will lead to the elimination of constipation and stool normalization, a significant improvement in health and cessation of bleeding hemorrhoids in the first 7-10 days.

In folk medicine, the roots harrow is used more as a diaphoretic and diuretic.The infusion and decoction of the roots use in dropsy, kidney stones and bladder, gout and rheumatism.In chronic skin diseases sometimes take into aqueous extract as a blood cleansing remedy.


alcohol tincture (pharmacies) - 1 teaspoon 2-3 times a day..

decoction of the roots: 30 g of crushed roots pour 1 liter of water and boil until the 0.5 liter of broth.Then

ruyut folder and stored in a closed bottle in a cool place.Take 1/4 cup 3 times a day for 2-4 weeks with hemorrhoidal bleeding, to improve the state of health and other ailments.

Infusion: 30 g harrow on the cup boiling water, 1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day in dropsy, kidney stones and bladder, and as a diuretic.

Powder: by 0.3-0.5 g 3 times a day (the effect is like infusion).

a 50% tincture: 40-50 drops to receive 3 times a day with hemorrhoids.