Description: A perennial herbaceous plant growing up to 1 m high; with leaves that grow 30-35 cm wide and stalks that produce purple flowers on top, different from iris which grows in swampy places and bears yellow flowers.
Distribution in Kosovo : It grows in sunny places, meadows and is cultivated in gardens.
Parts used : Rhizome bark and rhizome (Iridis rhizoma).
Harvesting period : Rhizome is collected in late summer (August-September)
Drying: Is done in the oven at temperatures of up to 60 0C. Ratio: 3:1.
Therapeutic category: Expectorant and emulgent.
Use(s): It contains etheric oils and oleic acid used in the treatment of lung diseases, chronic cough, asthma and emphysema.
Preparation and dosage: It is recommended for use only in combination with other plants.
Statute: Traditional medicine; Pharm.