berberis vulgaris

The berries of the barberry are particularly famous as a remedy for hot illnesses such as pneumonia, pleurisy and fever of all kinds, as well as for coughs and lung catarrh. The juice of the berries is also beneficial for varicose veins, hemorrhoids, rashes and liver problems. The ripe berries can also be processed into jam. The ingredients of this berry are also said to alleviate vomiting during pregnancy and loss of appetite.

beta rubra

Beetroot, whose thick, fleshy roots contain a red juice, is well known to all housewives. They are not only nutritious, but also have healing properties. Anemic, scrofulous and otherwise weak children should drink a glass of squeezed beetroot juice three times a day. Beetroot has always been considered an effective remedy for influenza, metabolic disorders and weakness. They stimulate the appetite and promote bile secretion.

betonica vulgaris

In ancient times, betonica had such a great reputation as a medicinal plant that Musa, the personal physician of the Roman Emperor Augustus, was able to write an entire book about it. In naturopathy, it is mainly used as a tea plant: Chest ailments, blood spitting, dizziness, nervous disorders, life and spleen ailments, jaundice, gallstones, gout and worms. However, the tea must be well sugared and not drunk by the cupful. Betonika ensures a healthy sleep and is effective against anxiety dreams.

betula alba

Naturopathy primarily uses the young leaves, buds and sap of the birch. The tea is very diuretic and therefore useful for kidney and bladder problems and incipient gout. Birch bud tincture is a cleansing and recovery-promoting wound healing agent, particularly advisable to promote the healing of serious wounds.

cardo benedictus

Wild thistle is famous as a remedy for cancerous ulcers and wounds. It is very easy to use: the ulcers or wounds are washed 3 to 5 times a day with wild thistle tea, after which the powder of dried wild thistle leaves is sprinkled on top. If the plant is boiled in wine, it helps with limb addiction, swollen limbs and scrofulous swellings. It is also used internally for liver and gallbladder problems, cardiac dysfunction and fever.

cichorium intybus

The roots of chicory provide the raw product for chicory coffee. Together with the leaves, this plant can be prepared as a salad or puree. It is medicinal in all its parts, cleanses the stomach, liver and kidneys, urinates, is very good for fever, expels excess bile, cures jaundice and stops blood spitting. It is also helpful for loss of appetite. Tea made from approx. three grams of leaves and flowers per cup helps with gallstones. More effective if the plant is boiled in vinegar or wine.

citrus limonum

Lemon juice is good for sore throats, diphtheria, hoarseness, nasal and dental ulcers. Rinsing the nose with lemon juice cures colds and often even unpleasant nasal polyps. Corns can be removed in two days if a piece of fresh lemon peel is tied to them; the corn can then be easily lifted out. Warts also disappear if lemon juice is dabbed on frequently. Good for dandruff on the scalp.

corylus avellana

Hazelnuts, crushed and boiled in raw milk, are an excellent remedy for persistent coughs. The blossoms of the hazelnut, the well-known catkins, can be used to make an effective diaphoretic and fever-fighting tea. The fat-rich oil is widely used in the confectionery industry. The oleic acids it contains provide important protection against vascular diseases by protecting the cell membrane. In addition, the high vitamin E content counteracts the ageing of cell tissue.

crataegus oxyacantha

Tea made from the bark and leaves is effective against deviation in children and against intestinal weakness. The fruits of the hawthorn, the rowan berries, are one of the best heart remedies and are therefore indicated for all heart diseases such as: Blood flushes, heart dilatation, myocarditis, circulatory disorders, heart valve disorders and insomnia. The rowanberry jam is also very beneficial.

cucurbita pepo

Carrier of vitamin B. When finely crushed, the flesh of the pumpkin makes an excellent healing and wound salve for burning feet, inflamed ulcers, varicose veins and gangrene. However, the fruit only retains its healing properties if it is not cooked. Salad made from pumpkin pulp is a good blood purifier that even helps with kidney inflammation and diabetes. Peeled and soaked seeds make an excellent vermifuge. The healing effect of pumpkin seeds on benign prostate enlargement has been scientifically proven.

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