How does bird grechishka?

N. Levakovsky, lecturer at Kazan University, 100 years ago, turned his attention to the grass, which captivated an entire university courtyard - bird grechishku.He knew this plant very well.His thick carpet of grass blanketed the streets of rural and urban areas.Even on the road managed to grow between the footpath, beaten horses' hooves, and ruts from the wheels.At the time N. Levakovsky began to study it.In this article we will learn how a bird looks grechishka, what are its beneficial properties and so forth. In addition, talk about the treatment prescriptions based on it.

plants Description: Highlander Highlander

avian bird (goose grass, or knotweed) - is an annual medicinal herb.It belongs to the family Polygonaceae.

Plant height is 100 cm. There is a winding stem, branching from the base.Leaves with a base sagittate-heart-shaped, triangular-ovate, with rather long petioles.The fruit is triangular nut, right-triangular in cross section, 3 mm long and 2 mm wide, dull, black, elongated, pointed at the apex, enclosed in perianth.

How does bird grechishka?

plant small flowers are arranged differently.Perianth green outside, white inside, a 5-membered.Ovary with three stigmas and one short column.The flowers are 2-6 pieces on the tops of stems in the axils of leaves or in rare spiciform interrupted panicles.To dissolve in the early summer of self-pollinating.At the same time late flowers grow so long pistils that they can not pollinate their stamens.Then you need to have cross-pollination, which is very bad, and at the end of the summer fruit grows a bit.The question arises: "What grechishke beneficial pollination, considering that it gives less offspring viability?"

second uncertainty - with its fruits.They, too, are different.Considering what looks like a bird grechishka, you may find that some of them wide and short, others very long.First of korotkotychinochnyh grow flowers, the second - from dlinnotychinochnyh.It is still unknown what the cause of such raznoplodnosti.It is noted that the long short grow faster.It is believed that this kind of way to stretch the time of germination.


Bird grechishka (photos can be seen in this article) grows almost the entire territory of our country.It grows in fields, yards, roadsides and riverbanks.

chemical composition

reading the description of the plant, you can see that in this herb contains sugar, resins, flavonoids, mucilage, vitamins C and K, carotene, tannins, wax.

Pharmacological properties

This herb exhibits astringent, diuretic, anti-inflammatory and hemostatic effect.The plant is used in traditional medicine as a tool that has a tonic and tonic properties.Preparations based on plant lower blood pressure, eliminate bleeding of mucous membranes, accelerate wound healing.


Many know what it looks like bird grechishka, but not everyone understands what it is used for the treatment of pathologies of the urinary tract, as well as gallstones.Highlander bird breaks stones, after which they are excreted in the urine unnoticed or bile.

Preparations of this plant - a powerful tool that reduces the muscles of the uterus, thereby increasing its tone.This allows its use in uterine postpartum bleeding.The plant increases blood clotting, has a hemostatic effect.

Due to its astringent properties, this plant is used for gastric and 12 duodenal ulcers, colitis, gastritis and diarrhea.

Traditional medicine also advises to use the mountaineer bird in such diseases: pulmonary tuberculosis, rheumatism, acne, boils, and dermatitis.


Take 40 g of grass.A glass of cold water poured bird grechishka (photo presented in this article), half an hour is heated in a water bath, and then 15 minutes insists filtered and raw materials squeeze.With the infusion should be periodically do the bath.


cup of boiling water is poured knotweed bird (3 tablespoons) and heated for 15 minutes in a water bath.It continues to insist half an hour under the hood and filters.Ready decoction taken half a cup twice a day.

gallbladder disease

glass of cool water pour crushed roots of the plant (20 g), insist half an hour in a water bath, then refrigerate for 15 minutes and filter the.Use a spoonful three times a day.


From ancient times, mankind has used this plant for preparation of various dishes.As a result, its young leaves and stems have been used in salads, side dishes, second and first courses - in pickled, dried and cooked.


Avian knotweed can not be used for people who suffer from thrombophlebitis and angina, as well as pregnant women.