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Common polypody (Polypodium vulgare)

Slightly toxic

Common polypody


Bile and liver effective, cough relieving, stool promoting, laxative, appetite stimulating, blood purifying

Areas of application:

Chronic cough and hoarseness with fever, asthma, rheumatism, gout, liver diseases, intestinal parasites, psoriasis

Plant parts used:


Collection time:

in autumn

To find:

Common polypody is rarely found anymore and can sometimes still be found on mossy trees and rocks.


Bitter substances, essential and fatty oil, mucilage, tannins, saponins, sugar, resins, osladin, phloroglucins


☕ Tea: 2 teaspoons of dried root are steeped in 1/4 liter of cold water overnight. Strain and reserve. The softened roots are scalded again with boiling water and allowed to steep. The mixture of both teas is drunk in sips during the day.

🛑 Attention: Be careful when taking internally and when taking other medications. If in doubt, always ask the pharmacist or doctor.

The root of the Common polypody makes you gentle and lovely, so that no one argues. - it says so in an old magic book.

Common polypody

The dried root can be pulverized and then added to jam or honey, or drunk as a tea. Application see above

Hildegard von Bingen: If a person is very sick and has pain in the intestines, boil wine with the addition of honey and pour the powder into the cooled wine and drink it.

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