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Bittersweet (Solanum dulcamara)




Anti-inflammatory, appetite-stimulating, immune-boosting, cortisone-like, pain-relieving, antiviral, antimicrobial

Areas of application:

Jaundice, constipation, urinary problems, asthma, dropsy, gout, rheumatism, skin eczema, abdominal cramps, strengthens the heart, improves appetite, immune system and sleep quality, inflammation, reduces pain and swelling, febrile infections, diarrhea

Plant parts used:

Stems, seeds, herb

Collection time:

In May before flowering

To find:

In fields, rubble dumps, in gardens and on walls.


Steroid alkaloid glycosides, glycoside solasodin, alkaloids, bitter substances, tannins, saponins


🛑 Eating six to eight unripe seeds from Bittersweet can trigger the first symptoms of poisoning, and they always pose a danger, especially in children. The patient suffers from vomiting, stomach and intestinal problems with diarrhea, scratching in the mouth and throat as well as dilated pupils and skin rashes. Severe poisoning leads to paralysis, which can lead to death from respiratory paralysis.


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