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Sloe (Prunus spinosa)



anti-inflammatory, laxative, metabolism-stimulating

Areas of application:

For blood formation, to strengthen, is a mild and gentle laxative for children, skin diseases, kidney and bladder stones, inflammatory diseases of the throat

Plant parts used:

flowers, fruits

Collection time:

Spring, October, November

To find:

As undergrowth on forest edges, in abandoned quarries and as a windbreak hedge.


Vitamins, minerals, tannins, flavonoids, dyes, glycosides


☕ Tea: Pour 2 teaspoons of dried flowers or berries into 1/4 liter of boiling water, let it steep for 10 minutes, then strain. Drink 3 cups per day.

The Sloe is a European native form of the plum. It forms long, horizontal thorns on tall bushes. The blackthorn is one of the oldest known fruit trees; blackthorn seeds were already found in Stone Age pile dwellings.

The bark of the shrub is used to dye fabrics and wool red.

In order for the fruits to be edible, they must be exposed to a strong frost. The freezer does the same.

In the kitchen, fruits such as raspberries or blueberries are used. You can use them to make sloe liqueur, sloe schnapps, sloe jam or sloe juice.

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