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Marguerite (Leucanthemum vulgare)



astringent, antitussive, antispasmodic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, strengthening

Areas of application:

Intestinal colic, menstrual cramps (as a regulating agent), cough, asthma, coughing spasms, whooping cough, irritated mucous membranes, for cleaning oily, large-pored skin, fresh wounds, disinfects abrasions, cuts, abrasions, bruises, insect bites, insect bites, fungal infections, mouth and gum infections , for cooling burns, anti-flea treatment, insecticide

Plant parts used:


Collection time:

May to July

To find:

In unfertilized meadows and along field edges, otherwise garden plant


Essential oils, resins, tannins, dyes


☕ Tea: Pour 1/4 liter of boiling water over 2 teaspoons of flowers, let it steep for 10 minutes and drink unsweetened or with a little honey. 2 cups a day are sufficient.

The Marguerite has white ray flowers with a yellow central flower head. The plant grows upright from a flat rhizome and reaches a height of 30 to 90 cm. The leaves are long lobed, irregular, alternate and coarsely toothed. The leaves become smaller as the stem increases. Each stem bears a flower that blooms from May to October.

🛑 Do not use if you are allergic to corianaceae!!!

In the kitchen, the heads are suitable as edible decoration for many dishes. The leaves can be prepared raw in a salad or cooked as a wild vegetable, and the roots are also suitable as a cooked vegetable.

The Marguerite is also one of the classic oracle flowers for love oracles, "He loves me, he loves me not..." Farmers hang tied wreaths on house and stable doors to protect against harm. Wreaths that are tied on St. John's Day have special healing powers. If someone in the family falls ill, a small St. John's wreath leaf is always added to the medicinal tea.

The flower essence according to Dr. Bach has already worked wonders. The flowers manage to make every person happy and awaken their childhood parts, generosity, warmth, compassion and creativity.

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