is an annual plant, 25-35 cm tall, older root with many branches. The stem is erect, branched at the top, thickly leafy. The pages are arranged sequentially.
Inflorescences are collected in baskets, which are 7-15 mm in diameter. The flowers are tubular, green-yellow.
in that it does not have a white petal. But the smell of the flowers is very similar.
Fruits - elongated, slightly flattened seeds, brown in color. The plant blooms from July to September.
The inflorescences of the
are collected for medicinal purposes. Usually with a leg no longer than 1 cm. Harvest at the beginning of flowering, when it crumbles when squeezed with your fingers. The plant is dried spread out in a well-ventilated room or in dryers, not exceeding a temperature of 50C.
contains essential oil (0.2-0.8%), which contains beta myrcene, beta farnesene and other terpenoids; traces of hamazulene, as well as flavonoids (luteolin, cinnarosil, quercetin, quercimertrin and others), coumarins (herniarin, umbelliferone), opium, glycerides of fatty acids, salicylic acid and ascorbic acid, carotene, mucilages, gums and bitter substances.
is not used in pharmacology, but it is used in folk medicine. The inflorescences of the plant are used in folk medicine. A decoction of
treats wounds, inflammations, ulcers, bedsores and other skin problems.
It acts as an antispasmodic, sedative, pain reliever, diaphoretic, carminative and anti-inflammatory agent. When taken orally,
will stimulate the production of bile, externally as a powerful anti-inflammatory agent. The plant is very similar in its effect to scented Mayweed , but it is more often used externally, scented Mayweed orally.
It is often mixed with scented Mayweed and rinsed with this mixture to give it a straw yellow and even golden hue.