The rabbit clover can be seen from afar by its willow kitten-like reddish flower heads on meadows and roadsides. The hairy flower heads also have a similarity with hare feet.
Since the plant is tough and bitter, it is spared from grazing livestock.
As a gentle medicinal plant it is good for diarrhea and cough, especially in young children.
Areas of application:
Scientific Name: Trifolium arvense L.
Plant Family: Leguminosae = Fabaceae
popular name: Acker-Klee, rabbits Clover, coward, Hasenpfötlein, Cat Clover, Clover mice, Stopfarsch
Parts used: above-ground herb
Ingredients: essential oils, tannins, tannins, resins, mucilage
Collection time: July-August
2 teaspoons fresh or dried herb with 250 ml of water over, leave for about 8 hours (eg overnight) available, boil, still can pull a few minutes, strain.
Drink unsweetened distributed throughout the day, helps against gastrointestinal discomfort, diarrhea, gout, and cough.
With the tea (double the amount herb) Gargle several times a day helps with hoarseness and mucosal inflammation in the mouth and throat.
Footbaths in strong tea to help sweaty feet.
Envelopes with the strong tea to help lower leg ulcers and other wounds.
The harvested in July flowering cabbage is cooked. For diarrhea, gastritis and rheumatism.
In folk medicine, a popular plant against diarrhea.
The rabbit Clover is not eaten by grazing livestock, as too bitter and too hard.
The flower heads with seeds can be used as bird food.
Description of the plant
The hare hare Clover Clover is native to Southern Europe, but is spread over most of Europe.
He prefers to grow in semi-arid grassland, Magerrase and roadsides.
The annual or biennial plant is rarely high between 5 and 60 centimeters.
The whole plant is hairy, and the flowers
The threefold leaves are small and narrow.
The leaves are gray-green and may have a red tint.
The first white and pale pink flowers appear late June to October.
The flowers are 3-6 mm in oval and cylindrical flower heads 1 – are 2 inches long.
The flowers develop into autumn the seeds.
The rabbit Clover is undemanding.
Sow from autumn to spring directly outdoors.
The sandy soil should be acidic and lime free.
The site should be warm and dry, semi-shady or sunny.
The flowering herb in July cut, bundle and hung to dry in an airy place about 2-3 inches above the ground.
After drying, grind the plant and stored dry in paper bags.