Origin: Russia, Altai
A perennial herbaceous aquatic plant with a thick rhizome and floating leaves. Leaves are long-stemmed, large, leathery, heart-shaped-oval. The flowers are large, yellow, solitary, with five yellow, green sepals below and numerous yellow petals shorter than the calyx. The stamens are numerous, the pistil with a concave radiating stigma. Fruits — in the form of a capsule (bowls), smooth, more sections bleed slime when ripe. Height 1.5 – 2.5 m. It grows in stagnant and slow-flowing waters, lakes, ponds, rivers, and old trees. Applied part: rhizomes with roots, leaves, flowers and fruits.
Rhizomes and roots have a softening, anti-inflammatory, analgesic, astringent, diuretic, choleretic and lactic effect. Decoction of rhizomes and roots in small doses is used for tuberculosis of the lungs, inflammation of the kidneys, inflammation of the bladder and urinary tract. Water infusion of fresh flowers of the Water-bean, as well as flowers of the white water Lily, is used as a sleeping pill and as a sedative for increased sexual activity and painful nocturnal emissions. The fruit has a hypnotic and soothing effect. Infusion of flowers is used for baths and washings as an external analgesic for rheumatic, gouty and other pains. Decoction of roots on beer washes your head to enhance hair growth. Crushed fresh leaves are applied to inflamed areas of the body to reduce the intensity of inflammatory processes. The internal use of the Yellow pond lily, as a poisonous plant, requires caution.
1. 2 tablespoons of dried flowers boil for 10 minutes in 1 liter of boiling water, infused for 1/2 hour. Use for washing аs an analgesic.
2. 2-3 tablespoons of dry or fresh flowers to boil, wrap in cheesecloth. Apply hot pads to the body as an analgesic.
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