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Finial, bitter (Polygala amara)

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Diuretic, diaphoretic, expectorant, bacteria-killing, blood-purifying, milk-producing, antitussive

Areas of application:

Difficulty breathing, smoker's cough, lung and larynx problems, bronchitis, whooping cough, sticky cough, bronchial asthma, promotes milk production in nursing mothers, old age, potency problems, loss of appetite, for blood purification, stomach and digestive disorders, nerve problems, fungal diseases, measles

Plant parts used:


Collection time:


To find:

In swampy meadows, in sparse forests, mostly in grassy ground. Collecting is already prohibited in some regions and the plant is on the list of endangered species.


Pectin, bitter substances, triterpene saponins (Senegin), methyl salicylate, mucus


☕ Tea: Add 2 teaspoons of root to 1/4 liter of cold water, bring to the boil and let steep briefly. Strain and drink sweetened with honey. 2 to 3 cups per day are sufficient.

On Ascension Day, wreaths made of the magical blue-purple finials were hung on the front door to protect the house from lightning strikes.

The finial is usually mixed with drugs that have the same effect, such as marshmallow or licorice.

The bitter finial is an importer plant due to the saponins it contains. It is able to significantly increase the absorption of other active ingredients, which helps the body get the most out of less food or few ingredients.

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