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Bladder campion (Silene vulgaris)


Effect:

Vitamin-providing, metabolism-stimulating, foaming


Areas of application:

Chronically inflamed eyes, ophthalmia, as a skin-softening lotion or cream, to vitalize the body


Plant parts used:

Root, leaves, young shoots


Collection time:

April to September


To find:

On fallow land, embankments, bushes, transitions between paths and roads and rubble heaps.


Ingredients:

Saponins, little bitter substances, sugar, vitamins, minerals


Other:

The Bladder campion is a carnation plant with many subspecies, often found as a precursor to other plants.


In the kitchen you can use the young leaves, which taste sweet, in summer salads. Fresh roots or leaves can be used in a soup, also as a vegetable or as fresh pressed juice.


A decoction of several roots produces a mild washing solution for sensitive materials.


Dried Bladder campion root can be used as a smoking agent.

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