Small Flowering Willow Herb plant comes from Central and Eastern Europe. It is also commonly known as the hoary willowherb or smallflower hairy willowherb. The herb is a wild-growing perennial with characteristic pink flowers. The herbal raw material of the Small Flowering Willow Herb is the whole herb of the flowering plant.
A member of the evening-primrose family (Onagraceae), Small Flowering Willow Herb can be found growing worldwide. Its common name willowherb comes from its willow shaped leaves and in some areas it is known as fireweed for its ability to reclaim ground that has been disturbed by forest fires.
Small Flowering Willow Herb has a long history of use in medicine. Today, you will also find a number of cosmetic products contain Epilobium for its medicinal benefits.
The three main health benefits of Small Flowering Willow Herb are:
Anti-inflammatory – Small Flowering Willow Herb is traditionally used to treat an enlarged prostate due to its anti-inflammatory properties. This quality has also proven it to be a beneficial remedy against: gastrointestinal disorders, kidney and bladder disorders, rectal bleeding, menstrual disorders, cystitis, urinary infections, diarrhea, mouth lesions and irritable bowel syndrome. Some users have also found the plant to help combat against urinary incontinence.
Astringent – As a topical application, Small Flowering Willow Herb can help soothe skin disorders, including: minor burns, skin rashes, ulcers and skin irritations.
Antioxidant – The high levels of antioxidants found in Small Flowering Willow Herb also contribute to fighting bacteria commonly caused from skin conditions and internal disorders.
Longevity – Taking Small Flowering Willow Herb has been shown to help slow down the aging process.
This herb is used for the production of cosmetics for acne and seborrheic skin, such as face creams, tonics and hair rinses.
How To Use Small Flowering Willow Herb?
1-2 tsp of Small Flowering Willow Herb pour 200ml of boiling water. Leave to infuse covered for 10-15 minutes, then strain. Drink 2 x daily one glass in the morning and evening before meals.
You can also use the Small Flowering Willow Herb infusion for rinsing greasy hair and for bathing.
50g of Small Flowering Willow Herb pour 200 ml of boiling water. Leave to infuse covered for 15 minutes. Strain. Wash the face and cleavage with a chilled brew.
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Disclaimer: This article is not intended to diagnose or assess. The information provided is not to be considered a substitute for consultation with a qualified health care practitioner.