top of page

Downy hemp-nettle (Galeopsis segetum)


astringent, expectorant, diuretic, appetite stimulating

Areas of application:

Diseases of the bronchi, persistent cough, hoarseness, whooping cough, liver and bile disorders, strengthens the organism, skin cancer, chilblains, old scars, ulcers, osteoporosis, tuberculosis, toothache

Plant parts used:

flowering herb

Collection time:

June and July

To find:

Downy hemp-nettle grows on all lime-poor soils, near fields, on embankments and on roadsides.


Tannins, saponins, resin, silica


☕ Tea: 2 teaspoons of herb are poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and then left to steep for 10 minutes. Then strain and drink sweetened with honey. 3 cups per day for at least 3 weeks bring positive results.

Downy hemp-nettle fell into disrepute as a medicinal herb because for a long time profiteers touted the herb as a miracle drug against every disease and made promises of healing that could never be fulfilled.

0 views0 comments

Related Posts

See All
bottom of page