Water pepper

 Extract of water pepper
 Water pepper - is an annual herb, which belongs to the genus knotweed. From the mass of grass do drugs, including an extract from dried producing aboveground plant parts. It is used as a good styptic. Also, water pepper is a member of tinctures and protivogemorroynyh candles.

The pharmacological properties of water pepper

In folk medicine, tincture of water pepper is used for the treatment of hemorrhoids and uterine bleeding. At the first pharmacological studies herbs, which were held in 1912, it was discovered that the plant drugs have strong hemostatic properties, which efficacy is significantly superior to popular while preparations with an extract of goldenseal.

Reviews of water pepper argue that it strengthens the blood vessels and reduces the permeability. It is also noted that preparations based on the herb accelerates blood clotting. Extract of water pepper can increase uterine muscle.

The structure includes a glycoside water pepper, helps to speed up blood clotting, essential oil, tannins. Due to these constituents of preparations of water pepper, reviews of physicians confirm it, have a good bactericidal effect.

Reduce the permeability and fragility of blood vessels contribute to organic acids, flavonoid glycosides rutin, ramnazin, izoramneti, quercetin, gierozid, kaempferol, which are also part of the preparations of this plant. Grass has a hemostatic effect due to vitamin K and glycoside poligoperinu.

Indications of water pepper

 Grass water pepper
 Official guide to water pepper (tincture) determines the possibility of the drug in such cases:

  • atony of the uterus;
  • uterine bleeding;
  • hypotension uterus;
  • hemorrhoidal bleeding;
  • for uterine contractions, which is necessary in the post-partum period.

In general, tincture of water pepper is primarily intended for women who have given birth, it helps them to recover from childbirth. But prescription tincture may be useful in some other cases. Thus, it is used as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, sedative and antiseptic. Also, using a tincture treat malaria, hemorrhoids, labored urination, skin diseases, gastrointestinal, hemorrhoids and uterine bleeding, very strong menstruation.


Prohibited taking the drug during pregnancy, because its properties including the ability to increase the tone of the uterus. You can not take a tincture and kidney diseases, inflammation of the bladder, glomerulonephritis and nephritis. Prohibited taking the drug to people with hypersensitivity to the drug, and for children under 10 years.

Water pepper Instructions: how to use

According to the instructions of water pepper tincture should be taken 3-4 times a day inside 30-40 drops. It is strictly forbidden to take the medicine without prescription, you should definitely see a doctor, who must accurately determine the dose and duration of treatment.

side effects

Instruction water pepper contains some warnings that define such side effects:

  • nausea;
  • dizziness;
  • headache.

Conditions and terms

Bottles tinctures should be stored in a dry and dark place. Shelf life is 3 years.