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of medicinal plants from natural habitats from Republic of Moldova


Veronica spicata

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

Veronica spicata


Veronica spicata


Kingdom: Plantae

Class: Magnoliopsida

Order: Scrophulariales

Family: Scrophulariaceae

Genus: Veronica L.

Species: Veronica spicata L.

Plant description

Veronica spicta is
self-compatible, protogynous and insect-pollinated perennial with a life span
from three to ten years. Once established V. spicata spreads mainly by
rhizomes and stolons into areas of bare soil where it grows in dense patches.
Veronica spicata is higly intolerant of shade and competition, persisting
only where potentially tall competitors remain restricted by relative
harshness of environment. In Finland , V. spicata is at the northern limits
of its distribution.

Diffusion area

Distributed in the European
Arctic (east), Ukraine, Belarus, in the European part of Russia (all
regions), in Eastern Siberia (Yenisei region), the Caucasus, in Central Asia.
It grows in pine forests, steppes, on the gravelly slopes, forest clearings
to verhnegornogo belt.


In the steppes, stony slopes,
pine forests.

Therapeutic actions

In respiratory infections is
administered as an antidote to snake bites in the regeneration of wounds,
raising hypotension and bactericidal effect, still manages to influenza,
bronchitis, tuberculosis, bronchial diseases satm kidney, liver, bladder,
rheumatism, internal bleeding, neurosis, insomnia, cachexia was. Used in flu,
respiratory diseases, bronchitis. For various skin diseases, acne, fungal
skin lesions, itchy rashes, cuts and abrasions skin burns.

Biologically active substances

Since the purpose of treatment
is used herb (stems, leaves, flowers). In the roots are found iridoids
(aukubozid, katalpol, katalpozid). In the grass found carbohydrates, mannitol
1.7%, quinic acid, iridoids (aukubozid, izokatalpol, acetate metilkatalpola,
katalpozid, acetate katalpola, garpagid, acetate garpagida), cardenolides,
saponins, choline, phenol carbonic acids and their derivatives (coffee 0,3 %,
ferulic, izoferulovaya, mauve, p-coumaric, protokateholovaya, veratrovaya),
tannins, coumarins, flavonoids.

Stems contain iridoids (aukubozid, katalpol, katalpozid). In pmstyah
contains iridoids (aukubozid, katalpol, katalpozid, potokateholkatalpol,
kofeailkatalpol, viniloilkatalpol) flaonoidy (glycosides of luteolin and
6-gidroksilyuteolina). In the flowers of flavonoids found in the seeds -

Indigenous medicinal plants in databases

Coada soricelului Achillea

millefolium L.

Corn Cornus mas L.

Cosaci Astragalus dasyanthus


Cretusca Filipendula ulmaria L

Crusin Frangula alnus Mill.

Cucurbetica Aristolochia

clematidis L.

Centers, institutes, research labs of medicinal plants

Department of Pharmaceutical Botany;
University of Medicine
and Pharmacy Iuliu Haţieganu, Faculty of Pharmacy,
România; Utah State University; Perm State Pharmaceutical Institute;
Chicago Botanic Garden.




3. Journal of Ecology, vol. 88, nr.5 (oct.2000), pp 890-909

4. USDA/Natural Resources Consrvation Service


Genetic characteristics

2n = 34, 68

Gathering place (figure should be increased)

Veronica spicata

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