Rosebay Willowherb

Plant Details

  • Botanical Name: Chamaenerion Angustifolium
  • Common Names: Rosebay Willowherb, Fireweed
  • Plant Family: Onagraceae

Willowherb can be found on waste ground, cleared forestry, bog margins, roadsides and railway tracks. It is also known as one of the first plants to colonise after a forest fire. Small-flowered Willowherb contains high levels of beta-sitosterol and is claimed to be useful in treating the symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate, and bladder and kidney disorders. It also has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.

Part used: Aerial/ Leaf

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