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Derbennik - plakun - a grass. About what she cries?

At a morning dawn on leaflets of a derbennik appear transparent droplets of water. Who is mourned by this plant on whom sheds tears - our far ancestors knew about it.

There are a lot of legends and legends it is put about this grass, not without reason she was called mother of all herbs. In one of age-old legends it is told about how Virgin Mary mourned Jesus Christ`s sufferings, and the surprising plant &ndash grew from her prechisty tears; plakun - a grass, to all herbs mother.

Tears of the Prechisty Virgin gave a plant strength unknown - to cure the person and to protect him from all evil spirits. Grows plakun - a grass in crude places yes on bogs marsh where protects travelers from insidiousness of the evil spirits enticing people into godforsaken places.

On other legend when Cossacks came back home on the river, they lit torches. Having set foot on land, threw them on the coast. From these dying-away torches the grass with purpurno - red inflorescences was born. Plants cried in the mornings, mourning parting with Cossacks.

Several plants are mentioned in ancient books under the name “plakun-a grass“, but the derbennik ivolistny meets more often others. The derbennik has a set of national names: a God`s grass, a podberezhnik, a krovavnitsa, vodoglyad, a dubnik, skripnyak, an utrobnik, a verbovnik, a willow - a grass.

The scientific name in translation from Latin is meant by the “turned blood“ - the plant possesses the expressed styptic action.

Derbennik - a sort of perennial grassy plants from Derbennikovye`s family. Prefers to lodge on coast of the rivers, on boggy meadows, forms extensive, but not dense thickets. In a sort there are about 30 types. Are most known a derbennik ivolistny and a derbennik prutyevidny. This two look is widespread in floriculture.

On the ends of leaves after damp summer nights water drops appear, thus the plant gets rid of excess moisture, for as received the name “plakun-a grass“.

the Rhizome at a derbennik creeping, thanks to it a plant occupies big spaces.

Star-shaped, it is bright - crimson florets are collected in kolosovidno - the panicled inflorescences decorating a plant in July - September. In gardens the derbennik creates festive, summer mood. Grows on any places, except a full shadow.

The derbennik ivolistny &ndash is suitable for damp gardens more; strict strong bush, 80 - 140 cm high. In the fall its lanceolate leaves get red coloring. It is violet - red florets, to 1 cm in the diameter, are collected in svechevidny ears. This look is winter-hardy. There are grades with purpurno - pink, dark-red, various shade pink flowers.

Derbennik prutyevidny differs from ivolistny in a compact form and brighter inflorescences. Inflorescences are located less often, but thanks to saturated coloring it is not reflected in decorative effect. It is unpretentious: well feels on solar sites and in a penumbra, transfers soil drying. Plakun - a grass perfectly adjoins to astilba and spirey.

Derbennik division of a bush, radical shanks, seeds make multiple copies. Seeds should be sowed on seedling in February - March. Sprout at a temperature of 15 - 18 degrees in 20 - 30 days. The plants which are grown up from seeds blossom for 2 - 3. The radical cherenkovaniye is considered the best way of reproduction.

All derbennik - excellent melliferous herbs. The honey received with plakun - herbs, has saturated aroma, dark-yellow coloring and tart smack.

For a long time plakun - the grass was widely applied in traditional medicine, it possesses the anti-inflammatory, wound healing, styptic, antibacterial, calming properties.

In broth of a derbennik bathed the children having spasms. Trusted if to put branches in a headboard of a bed plakun - herbs, the whimsical child will sleep peacefully. If to fill a pillow a grass of a derbennik, the adult will have a deep dream and fertile.

In old times considered that the root of a derbennik should have been dug a bone shovel at a morning dawn in Ivanov day, only then he had the power. Also knowing herbalists took with themselves plakun - a grass when went to collect medicinal herbs - at its presence herbs became more useful.

Did crosses of roots of a derbennik and carried them on themselves for protection against evil forces. Also magicians made of it and the nettle of a nauza knotted with plots which removed fears from the person and helped it to find confidence in the forces.

Sorcerers recommended to display a root of a derbennik in the house and on the land plot - it provided tranquility and wellbeing.

In ancient times believed that the derbennik forces to cry the evil spirits protecting bewitched treasures.

Most likely the derbennik will not help to find the treasure but added to herbal tea, will increase its taste and curative force. It is only necessary to know that plakun - the grass is contraindicated with the increased arterial pressure, the increased coagulability of blood, tendency to an allergy.