Epilobium

Summary

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.

names

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

Family

Oenotheraceae

Constituents

Flavonoids, tannins, phytosterols, triterpenic acids.

parts used

whole plant

Effects

Antiphlogistic, action on the prostate.

Indications

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

contraindications

we do not know

Interactions

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.

Comments

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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