Dried, whole or fragmented leaves.
The European Medicine Agency (EMA) approves its traditional use to increase urine flow to achieve a “washing of the urinary tract“.
Approved by the ESCOP and by the Commission E to increase the elimination of liquids. In addition, the Commission E approves its use as an adjunct in the treatment of rheumatic symptoms. Popularly, it has also been used for cleaning and disinfecting wounds.
Its diuretic action is demonstrated, increasing fluid removal. Due to its drag effect, it also prevents the formation of stones in the urinary tract.