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Hawkweed, Lesser (Hieracium pilosella)



Eye-strengthening, expectorant, diuretic, antibiotic, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory

Areas of application:

Catarrhs, colds, coughs, dropsy, edema, bladder and kidney infections, against bedwetting, nosebleeds, earaches, ringing in the ears, mild diarrhea, inflammation of the throat, wound treatment, eyewash for vision

Plant parts used:

the whole herb

Collection time:

May to September

To find:

The yellow-flowering plant grows abundantly in meadows, on the edges of forests and paths and in bushes.


Bitter substances, mucilage, resins, trace elements


☕ Tea: 2 teaspoons of hawkweed are poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and strained after 10 minutes of steeping. 3 cups per day are sufficient.

"If love is good, there will be a drop of blood" To test each other's love, the plant was rubbed in a cloth; if it was red, the love was big enough; if not, it was the opposite.

The powdered herb is suitable as a natural sneezing powder. In northern countries, people use it to stuff their cigarettes. This is supposed to replace hemp and be a mild marijuana substitute (1 g should be enough).

Hildegard von Bingen: The hawkweed strengthens the heart and softens the evil juices that are collected in one place in people. But a person should not eat it alone; he should add some dittany or some galangal or some citron and then he should eat it.

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