Plant Name Mediasia Macrophyla. Pimen-ALKOR
Botanical Info Mediasia Macrophylla (Regel et Schmath). M. Pimen.(Athamantha macrophylla). A. macrophylla. A perennial plant, 70-210 cm heigh.
Geography Central Asia: Pamir-Alai, Tien-Shan (West). The plant grows on finely-debris slopes, overgrown taluses, in brushwoods, on the forest edges, spread from the lowlands to the elevation of 1300-2800 meters above the sea level.
Chemical Content Roots. above-ground part, Leaves, inflorescences: Essential [volatile] oil, in %: 0.01, 0.44-2.21, 0.23,-1.01,0.3-2.9 respectively. Fruits: flavonoids: quercetin, 7-O-a-D- galacto- pyranosoid quercetin. Higher fatty acids: myristinic, palmitic, petrozeleneic, oleic, linoleic and octadeca-7, 8-dienoic acids
Traditional Use and Activity Roots are used in the treatment of arthritis, cystitis, female and liver diseases, furunculosis, some skin diseases; used as wound healing and hemostatic agent. The extract exhibits weak anticancer [antitumor] activity. Fresh and dry leaves are used as aromatizer and preserving agent in everyday life and in household use.