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silverweed goose

Potentilla anserina L.

Лапчатка гусиная Лапчатка гусиная

Botanical characteristics. Rosaceae family. Perennial herb with a thin short-stemmed stem. The leaves are intermittent, green above, whitish-silky below. The flowers are golden yellow, rather large (up to 2 cm), solitary with five petals. It blooms from May to September. The fruit consists of several seeds, ripens in July and September.

Spread. It grows everywhere in the courtyards, on the roads, on the village streets, in the meadows and forest glades. It is found in the European part of Russia, in the Caucasus, in Western Siberia.

Used plant parts. Grass and plant seeds.
The chemical composition of the plant is almost not studied. It is known that the plant contains a lot of tannins, tormentol and tormentillin.

Application. It is considered an analgesic, tonic, astringent and blood-purifying agent.
Applied with asthenic condition, with gastrointestinal ailments: spastic pain, enterocolitis and diarrhea; in diseases of the liver and gallbladder.
Potentilla is a good diuretic, it is recommended for nephritis, kidney stones, cystitis and inflammation of the prostate gland.
Freshly used fresh juice and infusion of Potentilla for washing wounds, for compresses and lotions.
In folk medicine, cuscuta goose is considered a good tool for treating painful menstruation in young women.

Cooking Infusion is prepared at the rate of 2 tablespoons of herbs for 2 cups boiling water (daily dose).
“In case of painful menstruation, it is considered more effective to use 1 teaspoon of the seeds of the goose cinquefoil per cup in milk, boil for 5 minutes and drink it in 2 doses in the morning and evening.
The juice from the fresh plant, mixed in equal parts with the juice from the green rye plant, takes 3 tablespoons a day as a remedy for biliary and kidney stones ”(MA. Nosal, IM Nosal).