Folk Remedies / / August 12, 2017
Geranium forest ( Geranium sylvaticum ) - conventional plant for the meadows and woodlands of Europe, Central Asia and Western Siberia.Like many other types of geraniums widely cultivated in ornamental horticulture.
plant bushy, decaying in different directions form up to 80 cm, with a strong root system.Stems numerous, covered with hairs.Leaves radical, in the long hairy petioles, rounded, palmate-lobed, have from 3 to 7 lobes, coarsely toothed, begin to die in August.It flowers profusely from late June for 20 days, lilac-purple or violet flowers.Each spike 2 flower umbel inflorescence loose.
With this plant the Orthodox Russians linked to the legend of the warrior-religous zmeebortsa George (Egor, Yuri), which is depicted on the emblem of Moscow.For similar boll geranium with a spear of St. George, this type of plant is popularly called Egorov spear.Clearly, the Christian legend, in this case, is closely intertwined with the observations of ordinary people for nature.The fact that the forest gerani
As Geranium sanguineum, forest peasants used for commercial purposes: it tanned skin, dyed fabric in blue and even yellow.
Our ancestors noticed that the grass geranium forest well helps with indigestion, due to the contained tannins.During flowering geranium in significantly increased alkaloid content and it becomes suitable for the treatment of cardiovascular diseases, relieve pain.Water decoctions and infusions are used in pulmonary hemorrhage, for washing festering wounds and ulcers, sore throat gargle.And Geranium forest is popularly called Usova grass.Healers and herbalists prescribed it as "illness, feeling that needle pricks, especially in inflammation and light casings and shells them," that is, in modern parlance, when a patient suffers enterocolitis.
Laboratory name: forest geranium grass - Geranii sylvaticii herba (previously: Herba Geranii sylvaticii );root geranium forest - Geranii sylvaticii radix (previously: Radix Geranii sylvaticii ).