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Downy hemp-nettle (Galeopsis segetum)


Effect:

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.


Ingredients:

Tannins, saponins, resin, silica


Miscellaneous:

☕ 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.

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