Grass burnet
 Burnet - a medicinal plant, applied as hemostatics and antidiarrheals.

Pharmacological action

Burnet drug - high perennial herb with large basal leaves and small dark red flowers.

Burnet grass grows mostly in damp places - along the banks of rivers and water meadows. It blooms throughout the summer.

In medicine is widely used rhizomes and roots of burnet, which collect from summer to fall. Collected, washed and dried by air roots finally dried in kilns. Burnet root and rhizome contain ellagic and gallic acid, tannin, catechin and gallocatechin, vitamin C, pyrogallol, as well as flavonoids, saponins and other substances. It has a hemostatic, antidiarrhoeal, anti uterotoniziruyuschee, enveloping, vasoconstriction, antiseptic and astringent.

According to the old tradition of Burnet children treated for neurological diseases. It was believed that the scent of grass brings health and longevity.

Product form

Burnet drug produced in the form:

  • Chopped raw vegetable containing pieces of rhizomes and roots of burnet yellowish to almost black stopper. Virtually odorless, astringent taste. 30 g, 35 g, 40 g, 50 g, 60 g, 75 g, 100 g of a cardboard package;
  • Pulverized plant raw material. The packet filters on the 1, 5 g, in cartons of 20 or 30 pieces.

Indications Burnet

Burnet in the form of extracts and decoctions are used in:

  • Heavy menstrual bleeding;
  • Hemorrhoidal bleeding;
  • Bleeding during treatment postkoagulyatsionny cervix;
  • Amoebic dysentery;
  • Thrombosis of blood vessels of the extremities;
  • Acute and chronic gastrointestinal diseases, which are accompanied by diarrhea.

Grass Burnet also used externally to treat burns and trophic ulcers.

When stomatitis Burnet used as a rinse.


Burnet drug is contraindicated in pregnancy, hypersensitivity to the plant and lactation.

Use caution when grass Burnet thromboembolism and increased blood clotting.

Instructions for use burnet

 To prepare a decoction of the root burnet 1 tablespoon of vegetable raw materials and 3-pack filter pour 1 cup boiling water and heated for 30 minutes in a water bath. No cooling, strain and squeeze the remaining raw materials. Then bring the volume to 200 ml.

This volume was divided into 4 doses. Before use, it is recommended to shake the broth burnet. The prepared broth burnet store no more than two days in a cool place.

In the form of decoction Burnet children are commonly used in the treatment of toxic and gastrogennyh diarrhea on tablespoon or a teaspoon every two hours until improvement.

In chronic dysentery used 10% broth burnet children: up to a year - 200 grams per day, older - 300-400, the

Side effect

In applying Burnet minor allergic reactions are possible.

Prolonged use may increase blood clotting.

Storage conditions

Root of Burnet released without medical prescription. Shelf life - 5 years.