Smallflower willowherb (Epilobium parviflorum)
Daily adult dose unless otherwise prescribed: 1-2 tsp per mug (200ml) of boiling water, infuse covered for 5-10 minutes, drink morning and evening.
No contraindications, interactions or cautions known.
If complaints worsen or if symptoms such as fever, spasms or blood in the urine, painful urination, or urinary retention occur during the use of the medicinal product, a doctor should be consulted.
Part used: Aerial parts
Habitat and Description: Smallflower willowherb is abundant in Britain and much of Europe, it grows to 30-80cm standing erect with a stem covered in small hairs particularly in the lower parts. The leaves are opposite and lanceolate with a single terminal pink or pale purple flower about 6-7mm wide and apprearing in July-August. This plant prefers moist soil, marshes, the margins of waterways and damp meadows.
Constituents: Tannins (4-14%), flavonoids including kaempferol, quercetin, myricetin, arabinoside, phenolic acids and derivatives, steroids, triterpenes, linoleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, eicosenoic acid, behenic acid, arachidic acid
Actions: Antiprostatic, anti-inflammatory, diuretic, astringent, antioxidant
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