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Common cat´s-ear (Hypochaeris uniflora)


Common cat´s-ear

Effect:

Liver-strengthening, rich in vitamins

Areas of application:

Aid for digestion, liver and gallbladder problems


Plant parts used:

Leaves


Collection time:

Spring


To find:

Mostly in meadows. All 40 species present are endangered.


Ingredients:

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


Other:

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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