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Tulip (Tulipa gesneriana)

Slightly toxic



antibiotic, anti-inflammatory

Areas of application:

Inflammation of the mucous membrane in the throat and nose area, rheumatic diseases, ulcers

Plant parts used:


Collection time:

February and summer

To find:

Garden plant


Glycosides tuliposide, tulipalin, vitamins, phytohormone auxin


A bouquet of tulips on the bed brings death overnight, is still a widespread belief.

The tulip should only be used externally as the flowers, stems and leaves are poisonous. According to the poison control center, eating larger quantities can cause nausea and vomiting.

Tulips are very popular in Holland; you can find them on almost every corner. The reason for this is the soil that allows the tulip bulb to grow. Tulips are planted in the fields to then preserve the bulbs. There are about 150 species and numerous hybrids.

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