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Petasites hybridus - big skid
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Scientific name - Petasites hybridus G. Gaertn., B. Mey. Scherb

Synonyms - Petasites officinalis Moench

Popular names - fresh burdock, buedea plague, butterbur, Gemeine Pestwurz, farfaraccio, pétasite vulgaire, Podbela, skid large umbrella.

Distribution and Habitat - grows in wet places, alluvial, along water courses and waterfalls and alpine mountain area, the Alps and Apennines, Europe, northern Asia and North America.

Description - herbaceous perennial plant, dioica. Rhizome hectic, thick, fleshy, short, thick with runners. Strain empty. Leaves large, round or reniforme basis cordata, iregulat edge gear, 100 x 60 cm, the bottom of the molding is covered with white fuzz, nervatiune palmate, petiole long, purple. Red or purple flowers in bloom enta Raceme-type compound with capitula. Blooms in February-April, before leaf emergence. Fruit achenes with dolls yellow, 3 mm.

Growth rate - fast.

Requirements - prefer fertile soils rich in humus, moist but not stagnant water in shaded or partially shaded exhibitions.

Propagation - the seeds soon after ripening in cold greenhouse. Rhizome division at any time of year

Natural partners and Garden - Eupatorium cannabinum, Juncus articulatus, Mentha aquatica, Nasturtium officinale,m/en/taxon152072/Populus "target =" _blank "> Populus sp., Salix sp., Veronica anagallis-aquatica.

Properties and Uses - rhizomes, it has diuretic, tonic, stomatitis, sudorific in arthritis.

Rhizomes are harvested in March or September to November, best time was at before flourishing. The powder obtained from drying and grinding rhizome, 1-2 g per 100 ml water, 2-3 times a day, decoction of 2-3 g in 100 ml water - 3-5 cups per day.

Leaves and inflorescences harvested in June-July, have astringent properties, sudorific, and expectorant. Infusion of 2.5 g in 100 ml water, 1-4 cups per day.

For external use, fresh leaves, applied poultices to treat abscesses, superficial ulcers, and pain articulatere.

Recently, pharmacological studies were found and in addition with analgesic properties and properties citoprotective.

Remains problem concerning the content of alkaloids pirolizidinici, which lead to banning the use of this plant without medical advice.

It is contraindicated in persons allergic to periaoada pregnancy or breastfeeding.

You shall not use female specimens, because it can become invasive.

Not indicated cultivation in small gardens.

Myth, Legend and Folklore - is used in traditional medicine to treat cough and urinary tract irritation. Roots were used to treat headaches and neck.

References

A. Bruni - General Pharmacognosy Applicator - Piccini, 1999

C. Greg Speichert, Sue Speichert - Timber Press Pocket Guide to Water Garden Plants - Timber Press, 2008

Capasso F, Grandolini G, Pescitelli R. - Fitotterapia in uno sguardo - Springer, 2008

Ingrid Kohlstadt - Food and nutrients in Disease Management - CRC Press, 2009

Nathan D. Zasler, Douglas I Katz, Ross D. Zafinte - Brain Injury Medicine Principles and Practice - Demos, 2007

Uberto Tosco - Piante e aromatiche medicine - Paolini, 1985

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