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Meadow salsify (Tragopogon pratensis)


metabolism-strengthening, cleansing

Areas of application:

To cleanse the organism, cough, cleanses and stimulates the kidneys, liver and spleen

Plant parts used:

Leaves, buds, roots

Collection time:

April to September

To find:

Meadow salsify grows in open meadows, on roadsides, on semi-dry grassland up to high altitudes.


Inulin, bitter substances, mucilage, vitamins, minerals


☕ Tea: Pour 1/4 liter of cold water over 1 teaspoon of root, bring to the boil and let it steep for another 5 minutes. Up to 3 cups a day are possible and sufficient.

Meadow salsify is edible, especially the young leaves and buds as a vegetable and the root. The flower stalks taste sweet and are best prepared as a salad.

The plant was cultivated as food until the Middle Ages, when the larger salsify came along.

If you were already very sick, Meadow salsify was not used, it was rather taken as a preventive measure.

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