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Snowdrop (Galanthus nivalis)

Slightly toxic



Heart-effective, nerve-strengthening

Areas of application:

Heart disease, heart valve weakness, heart valve defects, Alzheimer's

Plant parts used:


Collection time:

before or after flowering

To find:

Snowdrops are under strict nature protection, which means collecting them in nature is prohibited!!

Grows in moist deciduous and mixed forests in swampy places and headwaters near streams and in floodplains. Settlement is possible in suitable places in gardens.


Alkaloids, including galanthamine


Because of the white flower color, snowdrops are considered harbingers of death. They are not allowed to be brought into the house.

The snowdrop is very rarely used in folk medicine. It is more valued as the first source of food for bees and butterflies.

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