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    Nasturtium officinale (L.) R.Br.
    (Nasturtium fontanum (L.) (Aschers.)
    zheruha water,
    zheruha medicinal


    Russian names : zheruha water, zheruha the medicinal; the Ukrainian: настурція vodna, zheruha; Polish - rukiew wodna.

    Family : Cruciferae - krestotsvetnye.

    Nasturtium officinale - zheruha water

    a Fig. 60. Nasturtium officinale - zheruha water.

    The Plant rare enough, grassy, long-term, with a hollow furrowed stalk, at the basis lying taking roots, length 10 - 60 sm, sometimes to 100 see Leaves peristo-rassechennye, bottom with 3, top with 3 - 7 steams oblong or oval sitting vyemchato-gorodchatyh lateral shares and larger roundish or jajtsevidnoj forms, petiolar. Flowers white - in short brushes. Blossoms since May till the end of August.

    Grows about streams and keys, it is frequent almost in water, meets in a small amount.

    Collect the whole plant during flowering.

    Inside zheruhu water, belotsvetnuju, use only in a fresh kind, considering that the dried loses medical properties. From the whole plant on 1 teaspoon 3 times a day accept fresh juice at illnesses of a liver, and especially at a jaundice, gallstones, stones of kidneys and a bladder; assert that it drives sand. The same juice, in the same dose, accept at all kinds katarov a stomach, at inflammations of kidneys (sharp and chronic) and as an easy depletive.

    In some districts use napar from a fresh grass - 20,0 - 40,0 g on 1 l of boiled water, on 1 glass 3 times a day, as krovoochishchajushchee means at illnesses of a skin.

    For treatment of burns use ointment which receive as a result of careful grinding of a fresh butter (50 with 1 - 2 spoons of juice from a plant zheruhi.