Used parts: flowered tops with leaves
Main known constituents: arbutoside, tannins (gallic acids, caffeic acids, phenol acids), ericoline, ericinol, triterpenes, pentacyclics, ac. Fumaricum Citric Gums
Strong diuretic and urinary antiseptic (related to Busserole and Verge d'or (Solidago)
Sedative of the urinary tract
Internal and external healing
- Cystitis and pyuria (especially prostatic)
- Colibacillosis, phosphaturia and albuminuria
- Urinary lithiasis (minor) rheumatism
- Rheumatic neuralgia
Instructions for use
In case of urinary tract infection, 2 tablespoons per 1 liter of water. Put in cold water, bring to a boil and cook for 3 minutes, then infuse 15 minutes. Drink during the day.
Otherwise 1 tablespoon for 1/2 liter of water, cook 3 minutes, infuse 15 minutes and drink during the day.
1/2 tablespoon to 1/4 liters of water, cook 5 minutes and infuse 20 minutes. Apply in compresses on affected areas.
Or prepare a heather oil. Same instructions as the Oil of St. John's wort cited in this site. It is possible to use rapeseed or sesame oil, which is less oily than Olive oil. Prevention and care in case of freckles. The best solar prevention is the garment with hat or cap.
Possible synergies, choose a mixture of two - three plants and vary from time to time:
In case of Cystites: Bearberry, Lapacho, Tails of Cherries, Quackgrass, Fennel, Blueberry, Raspberry or Bramble, St. John's wort, Juniper, Mallow, Marshmallow, Pine, Orthosiphon, goldenrod , Consoude ...
Prostitutes: (use a lot of carrots, raw or cooked in your daily food bowl), Epilobe, Bearberry, Blackcurrant, Hamamelis, Myrtle, Juniper, Petit Holly, Witch Hazel, Red Vine, Mint (sweet or peppery)