Origin: Russia, Altai
A biennial herbaceous plant with a branched stem. The leaves are alternate, small, and compound, with saw-toothed leaflets and awl-shaped stipules. Flowers are yellow, small, moth-like, odorous, collected in elongated brushes. The King’s-Clover has a peculiar aromatic smell, depending on the presence of the odorous substance coumarin. Height 50 – 100 cm.
The part used. Grass (tops of shoots with leaves and flowers).
The herb contains coumarin-a substance with the smell of fresh grass, dicumarin, which prevents blood clotting, melilotin, melilot and coumaric acids, melilotoside glucoside, purine derivatives, lipoid substances (up to 4.3%), protein (17.6%) and essential oil (about 0.01%). The plant is toxic.
As a medicinal plant, King's-Clover was known in ancient times. It is widely used in folk medicine in many countries. The infusion and decoction of King's-Clover have expectorant, mild, carminative, as well as analgesic, wound healing and soothing properties. Clinical studies have shown that due to the content of coumarin, King's-Clover depresses the Central nervous system and has an anticramping effect. In folk medicine, an infusion of the herb is used for chronic bronchitis, insomnia, migraines, ailments caused by high blood pressure and copious menstrual bleeding. с cannot be used in large quantities and for a long time, as it causes headache, dizziness, vomiting, restless sleep and even paralysis. The plant was used in the past as a remedy for bites of rabid animals.
Externally, the herb infusion in the form of washings, baths and compresses is used for boils, abscesses, boils, inflammation of the lactic glands and rheumatic condition of the joints. Crushed and boiled with fat or oil flowers increase the suppuration of boils. With inflammatory infiltration, good results are obtained by long-term use of poultices from the grass of King's-Clover and the use of compresses-herbal pillows. Crushed leaves are applied to tumours to soften them and to wounds to draw out pus. The King's-Clover grass and its flowers are sprinkled on clothing to protect it from moths. In scientific medicine, the grass of King's-Clover is used to prepare an extract of green plaster and is introduced into the composition of softening fees that speed up the opening of boils and abscess. Dikumarin isolated from the King's-Clover is used as an anticoagulant for thrombophlebitis.
1. 2 teaspoons of melon herb infuse in 2 cups of cold boiled water in a closed container. Take 1/2 glass 2-3 times a day.
2. 2 tablespoons of herbs infuse for 10 minutes in 1/2 liter of water in a closed container on a hot stove. Use for baths and compresses.
3. 2 tablespoons of fresh clover flowers with 2-3 tablespoons of fresh butter. Use as an ointment that accelerates the maturation of boils.
* Any statements and representations posted on this site regarding the possible outcome are not considered to be a binding result for everyone. There are contraindications, consult your doctor before use.
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