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Rampion bellflower (Campanula rapunculus)


Effect:

astringent, antiseptic, wound healing, slightly diuretic


Areas of application:

As a gargle for angina or other throat problems, warts, stimulates milk production in breastfeeding mothers, narrow breasts, anorexia, insect bites


Plant parts used:

Roots, leaves, fruits, flowers in spring of the second year


Collection time:

May, June of the second year


To find:

In meadows, on the edges of forests, in clearings, in some areas they are protected.


Ingredients:

Tannins, bitter substances, inulin, vitamin C


Miscellaneous:

The Rampion bellflower disappeared from the menu with the spread of the carrot (Daucus carota). The root, which is about finger-thick, is about 7 cm long and white.

In the kitchen, the beets and leaves taste good raw in salads and are a vegetable when cooked. The seeds can be used in salads or breads.

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