Willow Herb /Epilobium, also known as Small-flowered Willow Herb, perfect for herbal tea. Attributed to be a cooling, astringent herb that is useful for inflammation and may help with problems of the urinary tract. Epilobium is used to treat prostate problems, bladder problems, and bed-wetting.
Willow Herb had been traditionally used in treatments of numerous conditions: prostate enlargement, inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis), gastrointestinal disorders, kidney and bladder disorders, rectal bleeding, menstrual disorders, cystitis, urinary infections, diarrhea, mouth lesions and irritable bowel syndrome.
Now, after thorough researches, Willow Herb has been recognized as a powerful herb against bladder and kidney ailments, various urinary tract disturbances and especially helpful in cases of prostate disorders.
Tea made from the Willow herb can be a very beneficial treatment for benign prostatic hyperplasia. It has also been useful in controlling urinary incontinence in both men and women. Made into an ointment, it can soothe skin problems in children.
Botanical Name: Epilobium parviflorum
Actions: Willow Herb/Epilobium is used by traditional medicine in disorders of the prostate gland, bladder, and kidney, having an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory effect.
Safety: Some herbs could react with certain medication. Therefore it is advisable to contact your doctor/herbalist before consumption of any herb.