Description: Herbaceous perennial plant with thick axial roots from which arise pinnated spiny leaves in a rosette, with a flowerhead of up to 10 cm. Reddish flowers.
Distribution in Kosovo: Broadly distributed in mountain and subalpine pastures.
Parts used: Root (Carlina radix)
Harvest time: Roots must be harvested in autumn or early spring.
Drying: is done in the oven at temperatures of up to 600C or in places that have good air circulation. Ratio: 4: 1.
Therapeutic Category: Antirheumatic, antibiotic, bronchitis.
Use: The roots are traditionally used to treat rheumatism and prostate diseases.
Preparation and dosage: Well dried roots are chopped and prepared as tea, to be used for 7-10 days.
Statute: Traditional medicine; Pharm