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Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)

Slightly toxic



reduces fever, promotes hair growth

Areas of application:

Rheumatic fever, diseases with fever alternation (malaria, liver diseases), as a laxative, chronic rheumatism, cramps, toothache, skin rashes, skin blemishes, hair loss, gout

Plant parts used:

Leaves and annual branches

Collection time:

April to June

To find:

Sometimes wild on wasteland, in sparse forests, like on chalk soils and mountain slopes, otherwise in gardens, parks and cemeteries.


Alkaloids, essential oil, tannins, red dye


☕ Tea: Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon of bark into 1 cup of boiling water and bring to the boil briefly. Let something steep. 1 cup per day is sufficient. The plant should only be used internally with caution.

🛑 Caution: If poisoning occurs through eating berries or leaves, the symptoms will include nausea, dizziness, cramps and even paralysis. As a first aid measure, vomiting must be induced.

Boxwood is part of the palm bush with anti-demonic properties.

Boxwood was very popular in medieval monastery gardens; it discreetly limited tall and low-growing plants.

Charred particles or wood powder and dried leaves are great as incense. It clears the atmosphere, you can breathe more freely.


Hildegard von Bingen: Anyone who makes a cup out of wood and pours wine into it so that it takes on the taste of the wood takes away the fever from the stomach and clears the eyes. If you often touch your eyes with the wood, your head and eyes will be healthier. If you make a stick out of the wood and often carry it in your hand and breathe in its scent, your head and eyes will be even healthier.

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