Scrophularia nodosa

scrophularia nodosa bud green violet

Brown root: the master for treating the lymphatic system Scrophularia nodosa is a small but very important remedy in phytotherapy. The name of the plant gives an important clue as to what it is used for. The naturopathic term scrophulosis is associated with the scrophularia or brown root plants. This refers to diseases and susceptibilities of the lymphatic system. The knotted brown root is [...]

Rauwolfia serpentina

pink-white blossoms on long green leaves

Rauwolfia serpentina: The gift to blood pressure The medicinal importance of snake root was only recognized in the West in the 18th century. In its native India, it has been valued in traditional medicine for much longer. In the past, it was used as a panacea for snake bites, poisoning and blood pressure regulation disorders. Mahatma Ghandi is also said to have used it for its [...]

Damask rose

Picture of Rosa damascena blossom, pink blossom

Rosa damascena: well-being for body and soul The damask rose has a long history. As the medicinal plant of Venus, the goddess of beauty, it has always been popular with women because of its fragrance and its nurturing and aphrodisiac properties. It finally arrived in Europe in the Middle Ages and quickly became the queen of flowers. Her [...]

Lady's mantle

Lady's mantle, Alchemilla vulgaris, has yellow-green flowers and green leaves with serrated edges. Lady's mantle is used particularly in gynecology

Alchemilla vulgaris: the jack-of-all-trades for women In ancient times, lady's mantle was still relatively unknown as a medicinal plant. However, it rapidly gained popularity in the late Middle Ages and the beginning of the Renaissance. Paracelsus loved it as a bone and wound healer. Midwives have long loved it as a universal remedy for women's ailments. In modern phytotherapy it is one of the [...]


real flowering valerian with green stem

Valerian: For restlessness, sleep problems and exam anxiety Since ancient times, valerian has been an integral part of the naturopathic medical arsenal in our latitudes as a great medicinal plant. It experienced its absolute climax in the Middle Ages. There it was considered a polychrome and was prescribed for a myriad of ailments. Some of these medieval indications are no longer common today, but [...]


white and red halved onions

Onion: the miracle healing plant that everyone has at home The onion is one of the oldest cultivated plants of mankind and has been cultivated and used for more than 5000 years. In early antiquity, the onion was even used as a means of payment. Since the onion as a spice plant is a constant throughout human history, it was also used as a medicinal plant [...]


purple blossom of aconite against green background

Storm-herb: The medicinal plant for flu-like infections Storm-herb is one of the most important medicinal plants we have and also the most poisonous plant that can be found in our latitudes. 'Nomen est Omen' is truly the program here, because the ferocity of this plant is unparalleled. In mythology, it is said that aconite grew on the earth where [...]


sundew with green leaves

Sundew: the carnivorous medicinal plant Sundew is a medicinal plant that has not been used by medicine for too long. Sporadically, the sundew is mentioned already in the late Middle Ages, but it never reached fame. Only since the investigations of Darwin in the second half of the 19.Jhdts. one became attentive on the sundew. Until this [...]

Siberian rhubarb

flowering rhapontic rhubarb

Siberian rhubarb: vegetable with hormones The Siberian rhubarb is a relative of the kitchen vegetables we know. However, its homeland is Siberia and it has a special feature: Some of its ingredients have a hormone-like effect! Especially the ladies plagued by menopause should take notice here, because this plant is a real alternative to synthetic hormone replacement therapies, as it is [...]

Lemon balm

Green serrated leaves of lemon balm

Lemon balm: The fine among the medicinal plants Lemon balm is one of the most important medicinal plants we have! Its balancing and calming effect makes it an excellent medicinal plant for issues affecting the nervous system. However, there are several plants of this. However, medicinal plants that are additionally given such enormous importance in gynecology are not many. [...]