Widespread plant. Inhabits dry steppe meadows, on slopes in thickets of shrubs of the steppe and forest-steppe zones. It is also found in the taiga zone. In the southern part of the steppe zone of Western Siberia, it blooms in June and the first half of July, and blooms in the northern regions until August. Good honey plant. It is readily visited by bees.
The aerial part of the tuberous plant is used in folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory, hemostatic, wound-healing, choleretic and anticonvulsant agent. It is used for diseases of the stomach (gastritis, peptic ulcer), pneumonia, bronchitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, female diseases, dropsy, jaundice, colds, fever, convulsions in children and in the treatment of purulent wounds. For chronic gastritis, take a decoction of herbs (1 - 2 tablespoons per glass of water, 1/2 cup 3 times a day 30 - 40 minutes before meals for 2 months).
In Tibetan medicine, plant herb was used for diarrhea of ??an infectious nature, for diseases of the lungs, the roots - for infected wounds and syphilitic ulcers, the roots of the autumn collection - in the form of decoctions for the treatment of long-term bone diseases. Sometimes the roots are used by the population as a food source. 10 grams contains more than 3,000 seeds.