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Water dost (Eupatorium cannabinum)

water dost


bile-expelling, blood-purifying, wound-healing, slightly laxative, diuretic, pain-relieving

Areas of application:

Pain, to strengthen the liver, for infections, colds, flu, skin rashes, gallbladder and spleen problems, dropsy, strengthens the immune system, ovarian and fallopian tube inflammation, burst capillaries (couperose), wounds, rashes

Plant parts used:

Flowering shoot tips, leaves and roots

Collection time:

In summer, the root in spring or autumn

To find:

Waterbird can be found in damp places in the forest, on banks, ponds and rivers.


Bitter substances, tannins, resin, saponins, sesyuiterpene lactones, eupatorin, essential oil, inulin, iron, vitamins


☕ Tea: 1 1/2 teaspoons of herb (about 3 g) are poured over with 1 cup of cold water. Then let it steep overnight or at least 10 hours and then strain. 2 to 3 cups daily are sufficient.

☕ Tea: 1 teaspoon of root is poured over with 1 cup of water and left to steep for about 10 hours. Then strain and warm slightly. The tea is drunk on an empty stomach, as it tastes bitter it should not be sweetened.

🛑 An overdose can lead to nausea, so less is more here.

In the Celtic shamanic tradition, water dost was used in weather magic. Women and girls in particular used this to invoke the rain needed for agriculture.

Water dost has properties similar to antibiotics.

water dost

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