Med Plant Data Base


Moldo-german project 10.820.09.09GA
«Evaluation of the pharmaceutic potential
of medicinal plants from natural habitats from Republic of Moldova


Rhinanthus alectorolophus

KINGDOM: Plantae » Class: Magnoliopsida » Order: Scrophulariales » Family: Scrophulariaceae

Rhinanthus alectorolophus


Rhinanthus alectorolophus


Kingdom: Plantae

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Scrophulariales

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Rhinanthus L.

Species: Rhinanthus alectorolophus L.

Plant description

Annual herb 30-50 cm tall,
semyparasite, toxic. Flowering in June-July. It grows in meadows, river
valleys, forest glades in the Ukraine (Carpathians), in Belarus, Moldova.
With the purpose of treatment used grass, leaves.

Diffusion area

North Europe:
Austria/Lichtenstein, Belgium/Luxemburg, Czech/Slovak Republics, North
France, Switzerland, Holland, Poland, Baltic States, Central Russia, West
Russia. South Europe: South France, Italy, Yugoslavia.


Grows scattered through the
glades and meadows. It is a rare plant.

Therapeutic actions

Preparations of the herb is used
in scrofula, dried shredded leaves - with festering wounds, rubbing (with
honey) - as a prophylactic for supercooling. Decoction of grass consumed
inside with alcohol. The plant exhibits antibacterial and insecticidal activity.
The injection is recommended as a remedy in inflammatory diseases: colds,
headaches (migraine), inflammation of the sexual organs are used in chopped
feminine. Leafs in wound regeneration, combustion and especially

Biologically active substances

The plant contains iridoid,
essential oils, carotenoids, steroids, cardenolides, saponins steroid,
tannins, vitamin C. The seeds found fatty oil.

Indigenous medicinal plants in databases

Talpa gastii – Leonurus cardiaca

 Tataneasa – Symphytum

officinale Lepech.

 Tei – Tilia cordata L.

 Traista ciobanului – Capsella bur

pastoris L.

 Trei frati patati – Viola tricolor L.

 Troscot – Polygonum aviculare L

 Turita – Agrimonia eupatoria L.

 Tintaura – Centaurium

umbellatum Gilib.

 Urzica – Urtica dioica L.

 Verigar – Rhamnus cathartica L.

 Vetrice – Tanacetum vulgare L.

 Vasc – Viscum album L.

 Vinarita – Asperula odorata L.

 Volbura – Convolvulus

arvensis L.

 Zmeur – Rubus idaeus L.

Centers, institutes, research labs of medicinal plants

Botanical Society of the British Isles;

Research Group Plant Breeding and Propagation, Department of Ornamentals,
Danish Institute of Plant and Soil Science, Denmark and *Section
Horticulture, Department of Agricultural Sciences, The Royal Veterinary and
Agricultural University, Denmark;

Institute of Botany, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. Georgi Bonchev,
Bulgaria; Department of Biology, Faculty of Science and Arts, University of
Trakya, Turkey; Institute of Biology, Faculty of Natural Sciences and
Mathematics, St. Cyril and

Methodius University, Skopje, R Macedonia

Institute of Biology, University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen K,



Genetic characteristics

2n = 22

Gathering place (figure should be increased)

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