False hellebore Veratrum lobelianum Bernh.
Veratrum lobelianum - False hellebore is a perennial herbaceous plant of the Liliaceae family. The rootstock is 5-8 cm long, vertically. It has numerous, long and thin roots. The stem is upright up to 1.5 m high, 1-2 cm in diameter, cylindrical, obtuse, crookedly branched in its upper part, covered in thick with soft fluffy hairs. It is a lot of leaves that embrace it with its base. The leaves are large, spirally arranged. The flowers are small, yellow-green, gathered in highly branched petals, with short fluffy handles. The whole plant is poisonous. Blooms in July - August.
Veratrum lobelianum is situated in the wet mountain and foothills of 1000 to 2000 m above sea level.
Rhizoma Veratri cum radicibus roots are used in whitewhite. Picking July - October, dredging roots with roots in the summer before and during the flowering of the plant.
Veratrum lobelianum is used as a raw material for the production of alkaloids. External medicine in the folk medicine is used as a means of hair growth and against dandruff, for the jointing of sick joints in rheumatism. It is used with caution and under the supervision of a doctor.