Yellow Loosestrife

(Lysimachia vulgaris)


yellow-loosestrife Few people know the Yellow Loosestrife but it is a favorable remedial herb that can help in various medical problems.

Its most outstanding capabilities are the adstringent an blood stopping abilities. That makes the Yellow Loosestrife a good remedy for gingivitis and bleeding of the gums.

Medicinal Uses

  • astringent
  • diarrhoea
  • dysentery
  • cough
  • bronchitis
  • stops bleeding
  • cleanse wounds
  • ulcers
  • nose bleeds
  • gingivitis
  • bleeding of the gums


Used Parts:Aerial parts
Substances: tannic essence, silicic-acid, saponin
Time to collect:June through August


Use Yellow Loosestrife as a tea against problems in the mouth. It also helps against other bleedings.

You can use it also against the cough and problems with your digestion.

External applicated Yellow Loosestrife is helpful against wounds, that don't heal well.

Plant description

Yellow Loosestrife belongs to the family of the Primulaceae. It is relatively seldom and likes to grow near rivers and other humid places.

The stem of the Yellow Loosestrife grows upright. The leaves are quite large und grow in pairs or as groups of three or four from the stalk.

The yellow flowers grow in buds. They have five petals each. The size of the flowers is about one cm.

The smell of the Yellow Loosestrife repels insects.


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