sweet clover Melilotus officinalis
It eliminates pain and heaviness in the legs and counteracts venous insufficiency.
Sweet clover is a versatile fellow thanks to its properties. Its fragrant and nectar-rich flowers are a bee magnet. Up to 1 meter high plant from the legume family, with tripartite leaves on the long stems and numerous, mostly light yellow flowers.
Its strongly spreading root system is perfect for securing gravel slopes
You can find the real sweet clover on field and roadsides, in wasteland or scree. Unfortunately, it often disappears in the general vegetation because it grows very delicately.
But it stands out because of its beguiling scent, which only really unfolds when it is dry. It smells a little like honey, hence the name honey clover. Sweet clover is said to be anti-inflammatory, anticonvulsant and promotes wound healing. Flowering times are June to September. Have you already discovered them yourself in nature?
raspberry rubus idaeus -
The dried leaves provide a lot of vitamin C and thus help against cramps and strengthen the immune system.
Not only the wonderful fruits are a great companion, the leaves of the raspberry are also essential. First of all, these are full of tannins, which causes them to have an astringent effect (contracting). They provide important vitamins and minerals (vitamin C, iron and calcium). The raspberry comes from the rose family and can often be found along roadsides, hedges, forest edges and of course in gardens. It is said to help with fever, inflammation, abdominal pain and kidney problems. It also has a relaxing effect (magnesium) on the nervous system. The raspberry leaf tea is said to have antibacterial properties and thus also an anti-inflammatory effect. It is therefore used to treat sore throats or inflammation in the mouth, throat and pharynx, which are often associated with other cold symptoms.
horsetail equisetum arvense -
The rather unknown plant is used, among other things, to stop bleeding and drain the tissue in edema.
A Hemic medicinal plant also known as Horsetail. Prefers to grow in fields, along roadsides, meadows and fields. Stems up to 50cm high with star-shaped side shoots. Horsetail is rich in silica, potassium, magnesium, flavonoids and saponins. The herb can look back on a long history as a herbal remedy: its haemostatic and diuretic effects were valued in ancient times. Then the field horsetail fell into oblivion for a while. Pastor Sebastian Kneipp, founder of water therapy, rediscovered the herb and used it to treat rheumatism and gout.
Silicic acid is an important building block for skin, hair, nails, bones and connective tissue. It supports the water-binding capacity of body proteins and thereby increases the moisture and elasticity of blood vessels and skin. The premature aging process in the tissue can thus be counteracted. In addition, the flavonoids have a diuretic effect, which helps flush out germs from the urinary tract. Field horsetail is said to support the body's own defense system. This can also be attributed to the silicon content of the silicic acid. Our body needs silicon to form defense cells (lymphocytes) and scavenger cells (phagocytes). These immune cells, in turn, are needed to render pathogens harmless and to destroy defective cells. With its high silicic acid content, horsetail supports the body's own defences.
meadowsweet filipendula ulmaria -
Meadowsweet is full of salicylic acid and is highly inflammatory, can relieve pain and reduce fever
Also popularly known as the "meadow queen", with a scent of honey and vanilla, this medicinal plant towers above all other plants with its tall inflorescence. It is from the rose family and grows up to 1.5m tall. It prefers to grow in damp meadows. Flowering time is from June to August. In the Middle Ages, meadowsweet was also used as a floor litter because of its lovely scent. In addition, its beautiful, delicate and luminous inflorescences were wound into wreaths, which were supposed to bring good luck to the bride, when worn on her head at the wedding. Thus the bride was crowned queen (of the bridegroom) by the “meadow queen”. Some of the Interesting Ingredients: Essential Oils, Tannic Acid, Silicic Acid, Terpenes and Vanillin. For Celtic druids, meadowsweet was one of the sacred plants and was valued above all for its scent, which conveys joie de vivre. It used to be customary to sprinkle the dwellings with meadowsweet. Some beekeepers have rubbed their new hives with the herb, as these were then better accepted by the bees.
elderberry sambucus nigra -
Elderflowers and berries give physical and mental lightness. It helps in reducing stress
It is also popularly said that the plant protects against misfortune, illness and evil spirits. This and the belief that Holla, the goddess Freya, had chosen it as her seat made the elder appear magical and sacred at the same time for a long time. That's why it shouldn't be missing from any house and shouldn't be clipped or even maliciously knocked down. The elder is extremely versatile and the flowers as well as the berries are used. It comes from the honeysuckle family.
Elderberry is rich in vitamins A and C, potassium and iron. Did you know that when steeped in milk, the flowers were used for a good bath - for older, sallow and wrinkled skin? In addition to anthocyanins and tannins, elderberries contain a considerable amount of vital substances. The field of application also includes all feverish colds. Like the flowers, berries have a diaphoretic and thus antipyretic effect. The diuretic effect supports elimination via the kidneys and the secretion-promoting property has a beneficial effect on the respiratory tract.
It is said that on a spiritual level, elder supports transformation and brings lightness into your life.
topi wurz+bl helianthus tuberosus -
The leaves contain phytochemicals and act as an antioxidant against viruses, bacteria, fungi and tumors.
When you hear Jerusalem artichoke, it sounds very exotic, doesn't it? At the beginning of the 17th century, seafarers brought this plant to France from South America. Their taste, similar to artichokes, soon made them a coveted delicacy at the French royal courts. The potato, as the Jerusalem artichoke was then called, was still widespread in Germany during the Thirty Years' War, until it was finally supplanted by the potato. The taste of the Jerusalem artichoke tuber is slightly nutty to sweet and is reminiscent of artichokes and chestnuts. The tuber is versatile and, in contrast to the potato, can also be eaten raw. Jerusalem artichoke's nutty flavor is more pronounced when the tubers are cooked or roasted. The raw tuber is crunchy and has a slightly earthy taste. Jerusalem artichoke is rich in potassium, iron, vitamins C, B1, B3 and special soluble fiber. We not only use the roots, but also the leaves. There are few plants that top Jerusalem artichoke in versatility. It is also important that Jerusalem artichoke has a prebiotic and stimulating effect on intestinal health. The Jerusalem artichoke is even beautiful to look at and has wonderful flowers.
Works from the panceras to the small intestine, colon cleansing, promotes bacteria in the colon, liver function and intestines tonic
lemon balm melissa officinalis
The herb has a relaxing effect and also counteracts states of exhaustion.
Lemon balm has a balancing effect on mental balance. It has a cardioactive component and works well as a daytime sedative for nervous disorders involving the heart, such as nervous palpitations and states of anxiety. Lemon balm, with its strong, intensely fragrant leaves, is a master at mediating and balancing. For example, when excessive sensory activity leads to tension and nervousness, or draws so much energy from the digestion that it is disturbed. Its gentle nature with the rounded leaves and the pleasant scent makes it a slow-acting medicinal plant that calms and relaxes in an equally gentle way. Lemon balm primarily has a calming effect on nervous stomachs and intestines and is antispasmodic and deflating. Lemon balm also has a higher proportion of tannins. The name lemon balm is derived from the Greek Melissa = honey bee and describes our plant as a bee friend. Beekeepers used to like to plant melissa in front of the hives and rub the hive with melissa oil to clean it.
Has a calming effect on restlessness, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, tannins.
Works with the bile, loosening effect (nervous system).