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Viper's bugloss (Echium vulgare)

Slightly Toxic


Diuretic, diaphoretic, healing

Areas of application:

Coughs, lung diseases, as a wound dressing or plaster for abscesses and boils

Plant parts used:


Collection time:

June to August

To find:

On dry, hot roadsides and between highways. He loves dry grasslands and parched wastelands.


Pyrrolizidine alkaloids, cynoglossin, consolidine, choline, mucilage, allantoin, fatty acids


The applications were common back then, but today there are better plants for them.

In the kitchen, the small blue flowers can enhance the salad and the spiny leaves could be cooked into vegetables.

Using Bach's sun method you can produce a flower essence that strengthens your inner balance and roots.

Echium oil is obtained from the seeds of the viper's bugloss, which is used in the cosmetics and food industries. The oil is used as a dietary supplement when omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids are required.

viper's bugloss

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