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Common cat´s-ear (Hypochaeris uniflora)

Common cat´s-ear


Liver-strengthening, rich in vitamins

Areas of application:

Aid for digestion, liver and gallbladder problems

Plant parts used:


Collection time:


To find:

Mostly in meadows. All 40 species present are endangered.


Vitamins A, C, B group, D, E, calcium, copper, iron, protein, tannins, bitter substances


In the kitchen you can eat Common cat´s-ear cabbage as salad or spinach. The flower buds taste good in vegetable preparations. The larger leaves should be placed in cold water beforehand to debitter them.

The taproot can be dried and roasted and used as a coffee substitute.

Common cat´s-ear is very similar to dandelion. However, the leaves are hairy and fleshy and the stem that carries the flower is branched and leafless.

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