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Nodding wintergreen (Orthilia secunda)  is recommended for gynecological disorders, inflammations, sterility, bleedings, cervical erosion, for menstrual cycle derangements, toxicosis...


  1. Description of the herb

  2. Healing effects

  3. Preparation and dosing

  4. Side effects


Dried shoots and leaf of Nodding wintergreen (Orthilia secunda) - 25g

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Store in a dry place at a temperature up to 25°C

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Country of origin


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Description of the herb

Nodding wintergreen (Orthilia secunda) - a perennial, 10 to 30 cm tall herb, grows continuously across the Urals to Kamchatka and Japan, and occurs in isolation in the mountains of Central Asia, Tibet and the Caucasus. It is part of the herbaceous layer in forest stands together with conifers in humid dark places and wetlands. Orthilia secunda is listed as an endangered species.

It is clearly a female herb and thus its use is given.

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Healing effects

It has a very positive effect on female organs and gynecological problems, regulates menstruation, is suitable for infertility, irregular menstrual cycles, during menopause, has a disinfecting effect on the urinary tract and diuretic effect, improves the quality of sexual life at any age, prolongs youth.

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Active substances

  • tannins 
  • flavonoids 
  • resin 
  • arbutin 
  • coumarins 
  • saponins 
  • bitterness 
  • tartaric and citric acid

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Disinfectant, diuretic, aphrodisiac.

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Recommended at

  • gynecological problems
  • menstruation
  • infertility
  • irregular menstrual cycle
  • during menopause
  • improving the quality of sexual life

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TEA: Pour 300 ml of boiling water over one teaspoon of dried leaves and shoots and let it infuse for 30 minutes. Drink 1/3 of the dose 3 times a day an hour before meals.

BATH: Pour 4 dcl of boiling water over 1 tablespoon of dried leaves and shoots and let it infuse for 5 minutes. Then strain and pour into the bath.

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Side effects

Nodding wintergreen has no side effects and is suitable for sensitive patients, but do not use it during pregnancy and breastfeeding.

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