Useful and therapeutic properties of sorrel thick

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants


Perennial herb up to 1 m in height.Taproot branched.Stem erect, branched at the top.Leaves radical and nizhnesteblevye - long-nochereshkovye, alternate, broad, triangular in outline, the upper stem - sessile, smaller.Flowers bisexual, green, leafy in whorls, collected in dense racemose inflorescence.Tepals with nodules, sprawling in fruit.Fruit - triangular nut, winged, brown.It blooms in June and July.

Distributed in all areas of the South-East and in central European Russia.It grows at a filling meadows, floodplains, coastal scrub.

Medicinal raw materials are all parts of a plant in isolation: Leaves with petioles, fruit in panicles, roots.The leaves are harvested during flowering, fruit - in August, as maturation, roots - in the fall.Drying and storage under the general rules.Shelf life 3 years.Drying is considered complete if the roots do not bend and break.In

roots contain organic acids (tannic, pyrocatechol, pirogallovaya, oxalic), vitamin K, essential oils and little iron.

The leaves and stems contain mainly organic acids.

action and application.In small doses, it has astringent properties, in large - laxative, close to the action on rhubarb.Laxative effect occurs within 8-12 hours after ingestion.The active principle have a stimulating effect on the muscles of the colon, helping to soften fecal matter.With prolonged use can occur addiction to the drug, so you should alternate appointment sorrel with other drugs laxative action.

To cleanse the bowel in case of poisoning, as well as at the beginning of infectious diseases drug should not be used because of the duration of its validity.

applied as an infusion, decoction, extract for the treatment of colitis, enterocolitis and haemocolitis, constipation motivated intestinal atony, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, as the antiseptic, antiscorbutic and styptic.

in powder form of the root - for anemia and as a means of regulating the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract.In small doses (2.5-5 g root powder) has choleretic action reflex nature.Some noted the hypotensive effect of drugs of sorrel.

Sorrel horse is part of the medicine Zdrenko applied with papillomatosis of the bladder and Ana tsidnyh gastritis.

In folk medicine used as roots and fruits of sorrel as an astringent, with lung, uterine, and hemorrhoidal bleeding, bloody diarrhea, scurvy, ulcerative stomatitis and gingivitis.Broth inflorescences drink for diarrhea, dysentery, decoction of the root - if you have diarrhea, dysentery, gastric diseases, pulmonary tuberculosis, kidney disease;in diseases caused by heavy lifting, root (powder) mixed with pork fat, an ointment used for scabies.

Outwardly also used as the roots and fruit for the treatment of tuberculosis and various skin diseases, a decoction of the fruit in the form of compresses used for ulcers, burns and festering wounds, fresh leaves are applied to purulent wounds.


decoction of the root and the fruit: 20 g per 200 ml;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day if you have diarrhea.

powder from the roots: by 0.2-0.3 g 3 times a day if you have diarrhea.

decoction of the roots of 3 g per cup of water;1 tbsp.spoon 3 times a day for diarrhea.

powder: 0.5 g per night (laxative).