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Buckbean (Menyanthes trifoliata)

Slightly toxic

buckbean
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Effect:

fever-reducing, digestive, appetite-stimulating, diaphoretic, diuretic


Areas of application:

Reduces fever, stimulates the formation of gastric and bile juice, promotes appetite, helps with weak menstruation, gynecological problems, gout, rheumatism, uric acid problems, colds, flu, liver problems, jaundice, nervous problems, and against old age


Plant parts used:

Leaves


Collection time:

Summer after flowering


To find:

Buckbean is a protected plant. It can be found in swamps, meadow ditches, on swampy meadows and on the edges of ponds.


Ingredients:

Bitter glycosides, tannins, flavonoids, iron, potassium, vitamin C


Other:

☕ Tea: Heat 1 teaspoon of leaves with 1/4 liter of water and boil for about 1 minute. Strain and drink sips before meals.


Buckbean is an ingredient in bitter schnapps and liqueurs.


The Buckbean is an importer plant for potassium.

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