Whatever your area of interest, the Boletus Plantoteque provides you with information about our wild and useful plants in words and pictures. We give you the names in various languages and in Latin. You get to learn a bit about how they were used in the past and present, from 


a medical (NOTE: No Boletus experiments!), cosmetic or culinary perspective. We at Boletus hope you have fun and succeed in the quest for the plants you are looking for!

/ Fillipendula ulmaria

Black lime / Tilia europaea

Sudorific, diuretic, antispasmodic and mildly sedative. Tea is effective against chills and influenza. Also used to stimulate appetite, for indigestion, bronchitis and to calm nerves. Roots Charcoal, made primarily using dry branches, is used to treat flatulence, acid stomach, disturbance in bile and liver, and in cases of poisoning.

/ Genista tinctoria

Elder / Sambucus nigra (gerebelt)

Sudorific. Used in the treatment of colds, respiratory infections and nervous disorders. Also used in the production of wine.

Elder (sine stipites) / Sambucus nigra (sine stipites)

Cowslip with calyces / Primula veris cum calyce

Expectorant used for coughs and bronchitis and also effective as a diuretic and sudorific.

Sweet chestnut / Hippocastanum vulgare

/ Helichrysum arenarium

Hop / Humulus lupulus

German camomile / Matricaria chamomilla

Anti-inflammatory, antiseptic, carminative, sedative, antispasmodic. An infusion is used for treating colds, influenza, digestive disorders, diarrhoea and urinary tract disorders. Also for insomnia and general nervousness. Used externally in compresses and in the bath, as well as eye and mouthwash. Used in homeopathy for treating dental problems.

Red clover / Trifolium pratense

Astringent, antispasmodic and wound healing. Also used to treat coughs. An infusion is used for coughs, hoarseness, diarrhoea and chronic skin conditions. Herbal tea is used for chest diseases and gastrointestinal disorders. Externally used in preparations for cleansing sores and rashes.

White clover / Trifolium repens

Astringent, antiseptic. An infusion is used to treat gastro-enteritis, severe diarrhoea and also to treat rheumatic pain. Inhaled for the treatment of bronchitis. White clover teas are popular within health food.

Areron`s Rod Cum calyce / Verbascum officinale cum calyce

Expectorant, antispasmodic and mildly diuretic.

Marshmallow / Althaea officinalis

Lavander / Lavandula officinalis

Sweet violet / Viola odorata

The flowers are used in the perfume industry. The leaves, flowers and rhizome are expectorant, diuretic and used to treat bronchitis, whooping cough and colds. Used externally for swellings, chronic wounds, rashes, and as mouthwash and gargles.

Dandelion / Taraxacum officinalis

The entire plant is a bitter tonic, stomachic, nutritious and diuretic. An infusion is used to stimulate appetite, ease digestion, relieve gall and liver disorders, counteract oedema and rheumatism. The pressed juices are used in winemaking and to treat warts. Contains plenty of A, B and C vitamins.

/ Pyrethrum cineraria

Marigold / Calendula officinalis

Already used as a medicine throughout the Mediterranean several thousand years ago. Has antiseptic and antifungal properties, is very suitable for irritated skin, eczema or abrasions. Currently used widely as a cosmetic in the care of healthy skin.

False acacia / Robinia pseudoaccacia

Used as muscle relaxant and effective against nervous spasms.

Brown radiant knapweed / Centaurium jacea

Common mallow / Malva sylvestris

Flowers- Used to treat injured mucous membranes and internal wounds. Leaves- Used to treat injured mucous membranes and internal wounds. The young leaves are also used in salads and as a vegetable.

Yarrow / Achillea millefolium

Antiseptic, stomachic, antispasmodic, astringent and sudorific. Used to treat diarrhoea and flatulence, menstrual problems, colds and fever. A decoction can be used for chronic wounds and broken skin. Also used in gargles and bath additives.

Common camomile / Anthemis nobilis

White lime / Tilia argentea

Flowers In the spring, lime trees enchant us with their lush blossom. It is the flowers of this classic in herbal medicine that are dried and used as a folk remedy for colds. Thanks to its aromatic taste, the lime flowers also make a great tea to be enjoyed.

Sloe / Prunus spinosa

Diuretic, tonic and mildly laxative. Used dried to treat bladder, kidney and stomach problems as well as diarrhoea.

Wolf's bane / Arnica montana

Originally, the plant was regarded as an aphrodisiac. Used in folk medicine as an anti-inflammatory and for healing wounds but also has been used by athletes to enhance performance. Also used for less severe crush injuries, swelling and bruising. Also frequently used in cosmetics for its healing (skin rejuvenation) properties.

Heartsease / Viola tricolor

Flowering stems are expectorant, diuretic, tonic, anti-inflammatory and detoxifying. Herbal medicine uses it in the treatment of respiratory and urinary disorders, fever, rheumatic pain and chronic skin disorders such as eczema. In cosmetics, it is widely used for skin cleansers, in shampoo, gargles and bath additives.

Hawthorn / Crataegus monogyna

Lowers blood pressure and lipids, vasodilating and sedative. Used in tea and in traditional medicine for heart and circulatory disorders, migraine, menopausal symptoms and insomnia.

Hawthorn with leaf / Crataegus monogyna flos cum folium

Lowers blood pressure and lipids, vasodilating and sedative. Used in tea and in traditional medicine for heart and circulatory disorders, migraine, menopausal symptoms and insomnia.

Daisy / Bellis perennis

For the treatment of gastro-enteritis, diarrhoea and infections of the upper respiratory system. Used externally in compresses and in the bath.

Coltfoot / Tussilago farfara

Expectorant, soothing and anti-inflammatory. Used to treat coughs, bronchial catarrh, bronchitis, laryngitis and asthma. As tea, is stops diarrhoea and stimulates bile secretion. Dried coltsfoot is also used as herbal tobacco against chest complaints.