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Deadnettle, white (Lamium album)



Exporatory, pain relieving, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, blood purifying

Areas of application:

Abdominal problems, white discharge, menstrual disorders, vaginal itching, sleep aid for older people, bladder paralysis, bronchitis, cleans nose and ears (inhalation), nail bed suppuration, nail bed inflammation, poorly healing wounds and ulcers

Plant parts used:


Collection time:


To find:

On fences, next to fields and paths and sometimes in the garden


Mucins, tannins, saponins, essential oil, choline, flavonoids, histamines


☕ Tea: 2 teaspoons of fresh or dried flowers are added to 1/4 liter of cold water. Heat until boiling and let steep for 5 minutes. Drink 1 cup 3 times a day for about 14 days.

The deadnettle can be recognized by its leaves and the somewhat transparent stems. It has fast, dense stands and a short rhizome that forms runners, which in turn root and form new plants. One hive produces up to 300 seeds, which are transported by ants. The deadnettle is very similar to the stinging nettle and yet they are not related.

The red and spotted deadnettle (Lamium purpureum and Lamium maculatum) can be used in the same way as the white deadnettle. However, there are indications that the white deadnettle, when it blooms yellowish, has the greatest healing power.


In the kitchen, the young leaves can be used as a substitute for spinach and can be prepared in the same way. The powdered flowers are a culinary spice for vegetable dishes, soups, veal and poultry dishes. The fresh flowers not only look good in a salad, but they also taste delicious.

If period pain begins days before, you can mix the dead nettle with the yarrow 1:1 and make a tea from it.

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