1. SCABIOUS FOR ITCHING
It is not difficult to run into a scabious (Knautia arvensis) when walking through the countryside: common in meadows, pastures and screes, blooms in spring and summer so it is visited by bees and other Hymenoptera. For medicinal purposes the leaves or the whole plant are harvested.
It has purifying, healing and laxative properties.
Is taken in:
Infusion: A handful of chopped leaves (or four tablespoons) per liter of water. It is allowed to rest, strain and drink during the day.
Compresses on the irritated area and eyelids in eye washes when conjunctivitis is present.