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a series of tripartite (scrofula grass)

Bidens tripartita L.

Other names: scrofulous grass, train, goat horns, trailer, marsh arrow, bident, dog lover

Череда трехраздельная Череда трехраздельная

Botanical characteristics. Compositae family. Annual herb with round branching stems up to 1 m. Roots are fibrous, thin. Leaves are three- or five-fold, opposite, short-petiolate. It blooms from June to September. Nondescript brownish yellow tubular flowers are collected in baskets. Fruits are tetrahedral achenes with hooked setae, ripen in August – September.

Spread. Widely distributed throughout the country, except the Far North. It grows in damp places, in meadows, on the banks of reservoirs, in vegetable gardens - like a weed.

Used plant parts. Flowering tops of plants.
The plant contains tannins (up to 4.46%) of the condensed series, bitterness, mucus, flavonoids, coumarins,? -Lactones, amines, volatile oil and ascorbic acid (60–70 mg%).

Application. It has a slight sedative, choleretic, diaphoretic, diuretic, wound healing, pronounced antiallergic and hypotensive action.
As bitterness, the train is used with reduced appetite and to improve digestion. Apply grass for colds, diseases of the liver and biliary tract, rickets, gout and slow healing wounds and ulcers.
In folk medicine, the series is known as a good blood-purifying and anti-allergic agent. It is prescribed for oral use in adults and children with chronic skin diseases, eczema, diathesis, urticaria, etc.
Grass series are widely used as an external means, especially in children's practice. For bathing and bathing, it is used for diathesis with skin manifestations, rickets, to accelerate healing of abrasions and wounds, for scabies and eczema.
The crushed leaves of the train are applied to the wounds of the bites of poisonous insects and snakes.
"I bring one of the very good, proven by me, blood-purifying mixtures used in skin diseases, as well as scrofula and rickets: successions - 10.0 g, walnut leaves - 5.0, tricolor violet herbs - 20.0 g, root burdock - 15.0 g, deaf white nettle flowers - 10.0 g, yarrow flowers - 10.0 g, black currant leaves - 10.0 g and strawberry leaves - 15.0. All mix, take 20.0 g of the mixture, pour 1 l of raw water and boil over low heat for 10 minutes. Drink hourly in a wine glass (30.0 g), and children are given 1 tablespoon.
The same mixture with the addition of bearberry leaves 30.0 g and birch buds 15.0 g, prepared and used in the same way, is used for chronic kidney diseases ”(MA Nosal, IM Nosal).

Cooking 2 tablespoons infused with 2 cups boiling water (daily dose for oral administration).
For external use, prepare the infusion and decoction based on 4-5 tablespoons of herbs 2 cups boiling water.
Pharmacies sell briquettes of 75g grass, dividing into 10 slices. One slice is poured with a glass of boiling water, infused for 10 minutes, filtered, take 1 tablespoon 3-4 times a day.