If you want to use Heather against rheumatism you need to take a bath with the Heather flowers.
It is also used against eczemas.
- Blood cleansing
- Bladder stones
- Kidney stones
|Used Parts:||Flowers and flowering tips|
|Substances:||Alkaloid, Arbutin, Flavo-Glycoside, Tannic essence, Tannic acid, Quercitrin, Myricitrin|
|Time to collect:||August until October|
MethodsHeather can be used as tea.
The main use of Heather is against problems of the urinary system.
TeaTo prepare a Heather tea pour one cup of boiling water over one or two spoonful of Heather.
Wait for five up to ten minutes, than filter the tea and drink it slowly.
You can drink one up to three cups of Heather tea each day.
Internal useHeather can be used internally against bladder and kidney stones.
It also helps against other diseases of the urinary system.
You can use Heather also to ally rheumatism and gout because it cleanse the blood.
External useHeather tea can be used external as poultice, in washings or as bath.
This can help against eczemas and rheumatic pain.
Plant descriptionHeather is at home in Europe and North America.
As Heather likes sour ground, you can find it at meager meadows and beside roads.
Heather can grow up to 50 Centimeters high.
It is a perennial plant.
The stem of the Heather is woodlike.
The leaves are lanceolate and very thin nearly like needles. Their colour is dark green.
From august to october the flowers are blossoming. They are white or pink and tiny.