Veratrum Lobelianum Berhn
It grows in moist and marshy places, along rivers and marshes. It is a perennial plant with a straight stem, up to 1-2 m high. It blooms in June-August.
Use the roots and rhizomes of the plant, which are harvested in autumn and dried in a dry and ventilated place.
The roots and rhizomes contain alkaloids of the steroid type (amino alcohols, ester alkaloids glucoalkaloids): alkamines – veratramine, pervin, germin, protovetrin; resin, starch, sugar.
The herb is highly toxic! Appointed only on prescription. It is used in various combinations with other alkaloids as an antihypertensive agent. Alkaloids have been used to stimulate hair growth in joint rheumatism and scabies.
Veratum – dried root
Application: hair loss and dandruff.
Method of preparation: To 1 liter of water add 30 g of the herb and 2 tablespoons of vinegar. Boil for 30 minutes. Strain. Used for scalp friction 2-3 times a week.
Attention! The herb is poisonous when swallowed! For external use only. Keep away from eye contact!
Packing: 30 g.