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Wood avens (Geum urbanum)

wood avens


Hemostatic, constipating, heart-strengthening, astringent, stimulating, nerve-strengthening, digestive, antiseptic

Areas of application:

Internal bleeding, diarrhea, dysentery, excessive menstruation (menstruation), gout, uric acid disorders, for all bleeding, varicose veins, venous weakness, stomach and digestive disorders, regulates liver and bile functions, white discharge, improves the nervous system, fever, diabetes , hemorrhoids, chilblains, inflammation of the mucous membranes and gums, various heart diseases

Plant parts used:

Root and the entire above-ground plant

Collection time:

Root in spring or autumn, flowering herb in June and July

To find:

On the edges of forests, near natural hedges, bushes and walls.


Essential oils, eugenol, tannins, bitter substances


☕ Tea: Pour 1/4 liter of boiling water over 1 teaspoon of root and let it steep for 1/4 hour, or keep it cold and heat it until it boils. 2 cups per day are sufficient.

Wood avens is an ingredient in malefic powder against witches.

Wood avens has many other names, such as herb Bennet, colewort and St. Benedict's herb.

Hildegard von Bingen: The "Benedicta" taken in a potion inflamed with love. This herb distributes moisture and strengthens internally and externally. The wine acquires a noble, lovely smell and taste, strengthens the head and brain, refreshes the heart.

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