Low (1 , 5-2 m ), branching shrub with thorny branches. Leaves glabrous ,
simple , alternate, with serrate edge .

The flowers are white or slightly greenish, actinomorphic (regular), single
rarely, 2-3. Bloom in April - May. Fruit - juicy black spherical
drupe with a waxy coating. In Tibetan medicine the fruits of prickly thorns and
species close to him - snying-rho-sha (sning-po-sha) - were used in diseases
heart with warmth. In folk medicine, fruits are used thorns, flowers, leaves,
roots and bark are collected in the spring with the young branches. Fruits contain sugar,
pectin, vitamin C, malic acid, aromatic and tannins.
The fruits are mainly used for the normalization of the gastrointestinal tract, including
including diarrhea and dysentery. The use of infusion of the flowers, possessing,
except multivitamin properties, diuretic, diaphoretic and hypotensive,
regulates peristalsis. The infusion is also used for atony
intestine, kidney-ka-variable disease, rheumatism, skin diseases, gastritis,
colitis, cystitis, inflammation of the mucous membranes in the throat and esophagus. In homeopathy
used drugs turn out fresh flowers. Infusion of leaves used
in folk medicine for prostate adenoma, violations of the exchange
substances, it is believed that it is especially useful sedentary people. The broth is prepared
a rate of 1-2 tablespoons of chopped dried fruit at 0, 5 liters of boiling water
(Cook 5-10 minutes on low heat), drink half a cup 4-5 times a day, preferably
before eating. The infusion of the flowers prepared by the same recipe. Decoction
from the roots or bark of branches turn used for douching during gynecological

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