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Toadflax (Linaria vulgris syn. Antirrhinum linaria)


diaphoretic, diuretic, laxative, anti-inflammatory, antirheumatic, astringent, cleansing

Areas of application:

Glandular disorders, uric acid disorders, kidney, liver, pancreas, dropsy, gout, jaundice, rheumatism, stool retention, skin diseases, hemorrhoids, fistulas, purulent inflammations of the skin, wound healing, swollen injuries, swelling, small rashes, spots on the skin, birthmarks (please check with your doctor beforehand), edema, liver weakness, bladder weakness, bladder infections, bedwetting, fainting spells

Plant parts used:

flowering part of the plant

Collection time:

June to August

To find:

On the edges of meadows, field edges and dry fallow areas


Flavone glycosides, linarin, peganin, pectolinarin, gum, pectins, tannins, vitamin C, formic acid, malic acid


☕ Tea: 1 teaspoon of herb is poured with 1/4 liter of boiling water and steeped for 5 minutes. 2 cups per day are sufficient.

Toadflax is a perennial plant that can grow to a height of between 20 and 40 cm, rarely up to 80 cm. The upright stem is unbranched at the bottom and somewhat branched at the top; it is glabrous or slightly hairy at the top. The thin, sessile, glabrous leaves are 2 to 5 cm long and linear-lanceolate. The racemose inflorescence is one-sided and has 5 to 30 flowers. The flower stalk is often hairy with glands. The yellow to light sulfur yellow flower corolla has a straight to slightly curved spur. She has a strong lower lip ridge and an orange-yellow spot on the lower lip. The flowering period is from May to October. The capsule fruits are ovoid and spherical.

Toadflax belongs in the herb tuft for the Assumption Day.

Insects do not love toadflax and avoid the smell. Strong decoctions are a natural fly poison.

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