Bedrenice( Pimpinella major)

Bedrich( Pimpinella major)

Bedrenice( Pimpinella major)

Bedrenetz is a perennial umbelliferous herb with a height of 20-60 cm with a longitudinally ribbed stem. In the wild it occurs on dry meadows, meadows, near roads and on the fringes of forests. In Europe it is distributed from the Alps to the North Sea. However, it occurs in Asia.


Two types of leaves are located on the stem. The lower ones are non-panopersyllabic, ovate, deeply filiform along the margin, the upper ones are reduced with a linearly cut plate. Blossoms in the summer. Flowers white or pink with a small calyx, with a five-lobed cornice and five stamens, a spindle-shaped root. P. saxifraga - is a poor thigh, has similar healing properties and can be used in the same way as a large thigh, but it is not grown or grown much less often.


The root contains up to 0.3 % essential oil, spondin, umbelliferone, isobergene, pimpinellin, tannins, resins, sugar, saponin, pectins, etc. Of the minerals, there is a sign

ificant content of potassium and calcium salts.


Needs dry, stony soil, prefers sunny areas. In the first year of life in the droughty period, watering is required, it is better to fertilize with compost or to apply organic fertilizers. Sowing from April to May in rows at a distance of 30 cm. The germination of seeds is good. Bedrenets can be grown in pots or boxes on the balcony and outside the window. However, in this case it is recommended to cultivate as an annual culture.


The root is excavated from the ground, washed, cleaned, cut along and dried in the shade in a draft.

Medicinal properties

Serves as an expectorant and improves digestion, so in folk medicine it is used against snoring, coughing and with digestive disorders, as an effective gastric remedy. Like all umbrella, the thigh is used as a diuretic.

Application of

The smell of the hamstrings is weak, musky, tart taste, slightly astringent and refreshing, reminiscent of cucumbers, at first it is slightly spicy, then the spice feels more distinctly. In the pharmaceutical industry, the root is used for preparing decoctions, medicinal teas and tinctures. An essential oil is obtained from it. Bedrenets is used for cooking boiled and baked fish, potato and vegetable soups, salads, sauces, tomatoes and kohlrabi. Many people like to add the poor man to the dishes of eggs and cheese. The fragrance of the thigh strengthens and becomes thinner after adding a few drops of lemon juice. Bedrenets is also used for the production of spicy vinegar( in a bottle of vinegar put 3 well-cleaned stems of the femora - get a strong infusion).

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