Krovohleb medicinal: medicinal properties and contraindications, instructions for use

The medicinal krovohlebka has many names.

Among them: a hernia, button, medical bloodsucker, black-beetles, as well as a common red-head.

The original name of the herb is translated from Latin as "stopping blood", perfectly characterizing its main healing property.

  • Time of collection
  • Procurement process
  • Pharmacological properties
  • Traditional medicine recipes
    • Decoction of roots
    • Infusion of water
    • Infusion of rhizomes on alcohol
  • There are contraindications


The plant belongs to the family of rosaceous and is perennial.

The smell and taste of the bug is unusual, reminiscent of fresh cucumbers.

This herb prefers raw soil, so it is often found on the banks of rivers and ponds, near swampy terrain and in more often forests.

Time of collection

The bugle blooms for the fourth year after planting, and this process lasts all summer.

The first fruits, small brown nuts, appear by September - then the collection of medicinal raw materials begins.

The plant has a fragile structure. Stems differ elegant grace, but in height can reach 70 centimeters.

In its form, the leaves of the bloodlettes resemble folded feathers. As the grass matures, frequent small flowers appear on the stem.

A hidden root system develops rapidly and requires a large amount of free space around the plant.

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To the harvesting, the bleeding is very neat. The root system is so tightly seated in the ground that it is not possible to tear grass with bare hands.

For the excavation of the rhizome, trough-shaped shovels with rounded blades are used, specially created for garden needs.

Attempts to extract grass from the ground without tools lead to a violation of the integrity of the plant, and, consequently, to a decrease in its useful properties.

For therapeutic purposes, any part of the plant is suitable: root, stems and leaves.

Procurement process

The roots of the drug sponges are thoroughly cleaned from the ground, washed under cold running water. Then they cut off all the stems and leaves.

It is important to allow the plant to dry naturally and only then to proceed to further action. Sufficiently dried roots, they are divided into twenty-centimeter pieces and cut.

In this form, the grass is placed under the sunlight. This is done so that all the internal water evaporates, and the buglet will become waxed.

The whole process will not be difficult if you remember one important rule - do not use metal surfaces for grass lining when drying.

Otherwise, the blanks will turn black, and the healing properties will evaporate.

The raw material will be ready when the roots begin to break easily and lose their former smell.

Their color will change to dark brown.

Trying such a plant to taste, the astringent feeling remains in the mouth.

You can store dry billets for five years, placing them in a dry room and packing them in canvas bags.

Pharmacological properties of

The greatest healing value is contained in the roots of the blood-groove drug, the rich mineral composition of which contains:

  • saponins,
  • tannins,
  • quercetin,
  • starch,
  • kaempferol,
  • ellagic acid,
  • essential oil,
  • gallic and oxalic acid,
  • coloring matter.

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The leaves of this plant are sources of ascorbic acid.

In traditional medicine, a medicinal blood groove is included in the composition of drugs treating:

  • gastrointestinal tract( namely, dysentery, enteritis, colitis),
  • internal( uterine, intestinal and pulmonary) bleeding,
  • series of oral diseases( stomatitis, gingivitis andother).

Traditional medicine involves the use of a bloodlet in the form of:

  • infusions,
  • broths,
  • therapeutic baths,
  • extracts of rhizomes,
  • compresses,
  • rubs,
  • douching.

Decoctions and extracts from rhizomes are useful as:

  • stopping severe bleeding,
  • relieving spasms,
  • astringent,
  • normalizing intestinal motility,
  • angiospastic,
  • analgesic and bactericidal agent.

They also help in the fight:

  • with diarrhea,
  • ulcers,
  • angina,
  • hemopoiesis,
  • hemorrhoids,
  • uterine bleeding and inflammation( shortening the inner walls of the uterus),
  • with purulent bleeding wounds,
  • thrombosis,
  • bedsores,
  • E. coli,
  • with purulent conjunctivitis.

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Recipes of traditional medicine

Decoction of roots

Two tablespoons of dry herbs to fill in enameled pot, fill one glass of boiling water.

The dishes, tightly closed with a lid, put in a water bath. Thus, the broth should languish for about half an hour.

After the allotted time, put the saucepan in the room temperature and leave for 10-15 minutes, allowing it to cool slightly.

Further the raw material must be squeezed and added more boiled water to make up for the initial level of the liquid.

Shelf life - 48 hours,

store strictly in a cool place.

When you use one tablespoon six times a day, the medicine will have an antimicrobial, astringent, hemostatic effect.

Infusion water

The following recipe is suitable for the treatment of purulent coyuctivitis and dysentery amoeba.

Boil the water to cool, then pour one tablespoon of dried roots of the blood-groove with four of its glasses.

Leave to set at night( 8-10 hours).Then clean the infusion from the grass, strain and wring out the blanks.

Drink fifteen to twenty minutes before meals with ¼ cup three times a day.

Tincture of rhizome on alcohol

Take a three-liter jar and fill it with a dry preform to half. With vodka or 70% alcohol, pour the remaining half of the container.

Tightly close the lid, put the jar in a dark and ventilated place and let it brew for two to three months.

This drug is indicated for use in cancer of various types, thyroid diseases, gastrointestinal tract, nasopharynx.

Recommended dosage - every day six times two tablespoons.

Tincture can be used to heal wounds, if you lubricate her sore spots externally.

The extract of a hemorrhage effectively copes with enterocolitis and gastrogenic diarrhea.

It is also recommended as a blood stop and antiseptic when:

  • bleeding of the uterus,
  • abundant discharge during menstruation,
  • inflammation of the appendages,
  • hemorrhagic metropathy,
  • abortive bleeding and fibromyoma.

The extract is sold in pharmacies in free access. Method of application - 30 minutes before meals 50 drops three times a day.

There are contraindications to

Any form of a blood-thirsty drug is prohibited for use by pregnant women and suffering from constipation.

With special care, it is worth treating groups of people with hypertension and spasms of the brain. The plant can cause constriction of blood vessels, so it is advisable to consult a doctor before treatment.

Watch a video about the rules of collection and the medicinal properties of the blood-thirsty medicinal.