Pellitory of the Wall

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Biological Name: Parietaria diffusaPellitory of the Wall

Family: Urticaceae

Other Names: Pellitory of the Wall

Elements Applied: Each plant’s part except the root is applied in herbal medicine

Active Components:

  • Glucoproteins
  • Flavonoids; 3-neohesperidosides derived from isorhamnetin and kaempferol, 3-rhamnosides and 3-glucosides of quercitin, 3-sophorosides derived from kaempferol and quercitin, kaempferol & isorhamnetin;
  • Tannin
  • Bitter components

Used For: The herb is known to induce urination and relieve pains.

Pellitory of the Wall can be applied to relieve inflammations, occurring due to urinary tract infections, particularly in case a soothing effect is called for. It is thus applied for pyelitis and cystitis. Due to its diuretic capacity the herb is applied to drive away excess liquid from the body, particularly in case it is accumulated there due to liver problems. The plant is applied to treat gravel or kidney stones.

Commonly mixed with: The plant is used together with Juniper, Bearberry, Buchu, and Parsley Piert.

Preparation and Intake: To prepare an infusion, take 1-2 teaspoons of dry herb extract for a cup of boiling water and steep for ten to fifteen minutes. The result is consumed thrice per day.

In form of tincture the herb is used at a dose of 1-2 ml thrice per day.

Safety: There is no data concerning the herb’s safety level. It is possible that the plant interacts with the medicine you use. Speak to your health-care provider before using the remedy.