(Peucedanum ostruthium)


Masterwort In the middle ages Masterwort was thought to be a remedy against every disease, as we can easily see from the strong name. The root was not only used for medicinal use but also for magical purposes. But later the Masterwort was nearly forgotten.

When Hildegard von Bingen was rediscovered the Masterwort was rediscored too, because Hildegard liked the plant a lot.

Medicinal Uses

  • Antiseptic
  • stimulates immunesystem
  • tonic
  • loss of appetite
  • asthma
  • cold diseases
  • cough
  • flatulences
  • flu
  • fever
  • exhaustion conditions
  • menstrual complaints
  • gout
  • rheumatism
  • stomach ache
  • tongue paralysis


Used Parts:Roots
Substances: Chlorogenic-Acid, Alpha-Pinene, bitter essence, tannic-acid, gum, resin, hesperidin, essential oil, imperatorin, cumarine, ostin, ostruthin, ostrutol, oxipeucedanin, peucedanin
Time to collect:March and April, September and October


Use as tea or tinktur.

Cooking in vine helps against stomach-ache after eating to much.


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