Bush of up to
It is indigenous of central and
western Europe and northern
Leaves. Fruits are also employed and sometimes sprouts and essential oil from the seeds, too.
> Rheumatism, arthritis, arthralgia and bone-joint inflammation.
> Hyperuricemia, gout, hyperazotemia (excess of nitrogen substances in blood).
> Kidney disorders that require diuresis increase: urinary infections (cystitis, urethritis, uretheritis, pyelonephritis) urinary lithiasis prevention, renal lithiasis (kidney stones), etc.
> Oliguria, edemas and overweight due to water retention.
> Depurative therapies.
> Arterial hypertension.
> Unproductive cough, laryngitis, common cold.
> In folk medicine it is recommended in case of: gastritis, biliary dyskinesia.
> Leaves were used in ancient times as a substitute of tobacco. Before grinding them, it is recommended to pick out the healthiest and driest ones.
> Skin lesions, wounds, skin or buccal ulceration, paradontopathy, burns, pharyngitis, dermatitis, erythema, itching.
> Corneal ulcerations, blepharitis, conjunctivitis.
> Insects bites (rubbin leaves on the bite).
> Vein deficiency, varicose veins, hemorrhoids, phlebitis prevention and thrombophlebitis, lower limbs edema by venous statis.
> Capillary permeability, capillary fragility.
> Retinitis pigmentosa, progressive myopia, hemeralopia (vision degradation during day-light).
> Improves night-vision (prescribed along with blueberry).
> Cerebral-vascular accidents.
> Loss of appetite, febrile and infectious diseases convalescences.
> Rheumatism, gout and kidney stones.
> Common cold and cough.
> At high dosages, the fruit extract might accelerate intestinal transit.
> Atherosclerosis prevention.
> Premenstrual syndrome and menopause symptoms.
> Dermatitis, ichthyosis, dryness and skin aging.