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Man litter (Eryngium campestre)


Diuretic, diaphoretic, pain-relieving, potency-increasing

Areas of application:

Tough mucus in the lungs, bronchitis, for stomach problems, for increased risk of infection, urinary retention, for losing weight, dropsy, heart strain, has a positive influence on the flushing out of toxins, cellulite

Plant parts used:


Collection time:

September to October

To find:

In dry, unused fields, on the edge of fields in protected, warm locations.


Saponins, essential oils, phytosterols, flavonoids, salts


☕ Tea: Add 1 teaspoon of root to 1/4 liter of water, heat to boiling point, let steep briefly and strain. Drink three cups a day between meals.

There are numerous spines and thorns on the leaves, flowers and fruits of the man litter. It has a large cylindrical root. The Alpenmann litter (Eryngium alpinum) is used as well as the Feldmann litter (Eryngium campestre).

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