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Snow rose / Christmas rose (Helleborus niger)


Snow rose


laxative, diuretic, life-prolonging

Areas of application:

Homeopathy: Headaches and convulsions, meningitis, kidney inflammation, heart disease

Plant parts used:

Leaves and roots

Collection time:

Leaves in June, roots in March

To find:

Protected plant, almost extinct in many regions.


Glycosides, saponins, helleborine, aconitic acid, essential oil


All parts of the snow rose / Christmas rose plant are poisonous, but the root has sometimes been used in folk medicine for epilepsy, mental confusion and also for menstrual problems.

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