A perennial herb with a pubescent stem, dark green, pinnate leaves and yellow spike-shaped inflorescences. Repeshok ordinary has anti-inflammatory, diuretic, choleretic and other properties. The plant is not included in the state Pharmacopoeia of the Russian Federation and is not used by official medicine, but is widely used in folk medicine and homeopathy. The plant extract is a part of many biologically active additives, herbal preparations (Alfit-30 pancreatic), syrups that are used in the treatment of gynecological, dermatological, oncological diseases, as well as diseases of the joints and digestive system. The rich composition and healing properties of ordinary turnip allow it to be successfully used in folk medicine for various diseases in the form of decoctions, infusions, ointments, lotions, compresses and baths. The plant is used for medicinal purposes both independently and as part of herbal collections. Repeshok is used as a hepatoprotective, anti-inflammatory agent for hepatitis, cholelithiasis and urolithiasis, as an astringent for disorders of the gastrointestinal tract. Decoctions of the herb repeshka stop internal hemorrhages, have a beneficial effect on the work of the heart muscle, the fruits of the plant help with poisoning of various origins, kidney diseases. The plant is effective for fever, headaches, enuresis, infusion of roots get rid of helminths. Repeshok is used for cancer. Externally used for burns, ulcers, open wounds, hemorrhoids, boils. The juice of the plant removes warts and papillomas.
Repeshok ordinary is recognized as official medicine in many countries of Western Europe. In Germany, the plant is used in the form of decoctions as a choleretic for diseases of the digestive system, in the form of rinses for inflammatory processes of the oral cavity, compresses and lotions for skin lesions, wounds. The Austrians know about agrimony as a hemostatic, anti-inflammatory remedy for sore throat, boils, hepatitis, cholecystitis, used herb for cancer of the intestine, pancreatitis. In France, herbal medicines agrimony is used in stomatitis and other diseases of the oral cavity. Oil of agrimony is used in diseases of the digestive system, helps to eliminate stones from the kidneys and liver.
Contraindications and side effects
The use of agrimony has some contraindications. Repeshok ordinary is not recommended for individual intolerance, a tendency to constipation and thrombosis, obstruction of the bile ducts, high blood clotting. Preparations of agrimony is not recommended for hypotension, as well as during pregnancy and lactation.
Repeshok ordinary is a perennial herbaceous plant, the stems of which are straight, strong, pubescent, reaching a height of 30 to 100 cm. The hairs are rough and cover the entire plant. The leaves are pinnate, dark green and velvety above, light green below, placed alternately, the lower leaf plates are collected in a basal rosette. Flowers of the common repeshka are five-petalled, yellow in color, regular, collected in long spike-shaped brushes (up to 40 cm in length). Flowering of the plant begins in June and continues until August, while the inflorescences themselves lengthen, new corollas appear and fruits ripen at the same time. An interesting feature of the inflorescences of the turnip is the smell of its flowers: the plant exudes a pleasant aroma, the smell is not preserved in dried form. In September, small fruits are formed – tenacious achenes that can cling to animal hair and human clothing with their bristles and spread over considerable distances.