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Good King Henry (Chenopodium bonus-henricus)

Good King Henry


laxative, blood purifying, emollient

Areas of application:

Skin injuries

Plant parts used:

Leaves before flowering

Collection time:

April to October

To find:

On roadsides and paths, on rubble sites, on the edges of pastures or in gardens.


Saponins, proteins, chlorophyll, vitamins, minerals


Among the many goose feet, Good King Henry is the only one who is tasty. The leaves of Good King Henry are good cooked and raw and provide vitamins and minerals; the iron content is particularly high. People used to eat it like spinach.

Good King Henry should not be dried, it is only effective fresh.

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