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Symphytum officiale

Symphytum officiale

Latin Name: Symphytum officiale


Main action: Anti-ulcer, anti-inflammatory and healing-accelerating, stimulating the growth of new connective tissue cells.

Stimulates the growth of cells, accelerates the healing processes in the tissues, has an anti-inflammatory effect, has hypotensive activity. It is used for gastritis and ulcers of the stomach and duodenum, inflammation of the bones, for injuries and hemorrhages.

Widespread: Through wet and scrubby places by rivers, in the plains, foothills and mountains. Widespread throughout Europe up to 1 500 m above sea level. Widespread (usually single) throughout the country up to 800 m above sea level. It is found throughout Europe (except the extreme north and south).

Content: The roots of the herb are rich in allantoin, also contain tannins and traces of pyrrolizidine alkaloids.

Drug used: The rhizome with the root (Radix Symphyti).