Medicinal plant with effect on the prostate, indicated for example in case of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It can be found in the form of an infusion.


Portuguese name: Epilobe
Binomial name: Scientific name: Epilobium parviflorum Schreb., 1771
French name: Epilobe , épilobe à petites fleurs
English name: fireweed
German name: Weidenröschen
Italian name: camenerio




Flavonoids, tannins, phytosterols, triterpenic acids.

parts used

whole plant


Antiphlogistic, action on the prostate.


Against benign prostatic hyperplasia . Some sources mention an effect against prostate cancer, but the effect is not scientifically proven.

Secundary effects

we do not know


we do not know


we do not know

Epilobium-based preparations

Where does the epilobium grow?

Epilobia grows in Europe, Asia and North Africa. It is a perennial plant, meaning it can live for several years.
It grows well in humid regions, as well as on the edges of streams. The plant has a height between 30 and 80 cm.

When to collect the epilobium?

The epilobium is harvested in summer. The epilobe blooms in Europe between June and September.


The epilobium is a plant that can help in case of benign prostatic hyperplasia. It must be consumed in the form of an infusion.

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