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Scientific Name: Epilobium parviflorum
Alternative Names: Smallflower Hairy Willowherb

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Epilobium parviflorum


  • Perennial
  • Small-flowered Willow-herb is native to Britain, Europe, North Africa, America and from West Asia to India.
  • It bears soft-textured stalkless leaves and tiny pink to purple flowers followed by seed capsules containing tiny black seeds.
  • Needs moist but well-drained soil in partial shade or full sun.
  • Can be treated as an annual in temperate regions.
  • Seeds can be sown in spring and summer.

Parts Used

  • The whole herb - all the aboveground parts.

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Small-flowered Willow-herb contains high levels of beta sitosterol and is a specific for treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) or enlarged prostate, and bladder and kidney disorders.
  • It has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties.
  • Topically it can be used as a soothing, cleansing and healing agent to treat minor burns, skin rashes, ulcers and other skin irritations.
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