The lung herb was already used as a medicinal plant in folk medicine. The type of spotted lungwort common in this country also bears names such as lungwort, Arzenil lung herb and fox lung herb. However, it was not used as a remedy for lung diseases, but its leaves were reminiscent of the lung.
Category Medicinal plants
The meadow queen bears many names: wild lilac, solstice, meadow goatee or rüsterstaude. The common name "meadow aspirin" refers to its effect as a pain reliever and is not just a metaphor: meadowsweet contains acetylsalicylic acid, the basic ingredient of aspirin. It is called meadowsweet from old Germanic times: our ancestors used it to sweeten mead, an alcoholic drink that they loved as much as beer - a smart idea, because it prevented the hangover during breeding.
Chaste tree belongs to the verbena family and originally comes from the Mediterranean and the Near East. Its Latin name agnus castus means "chaste lamb". The shrub can reach five meters in height. The individual stems are square; the leaves have the shape of lancets, are black-green at the top and covered with white down on the underside.
Malva sylvestris was known as a medicinal plant in ancient times. The wild mallow has many names. It is called hemp poplar, piss flower, black mallow or even poplar. The name Poplar has nothing to do with the tree, but is derived from the old word Papp, which means porridge, because mallow served as food for children.
Mushrooms and Humans: Mythology and Mycology Mushrooms are not animals and not plants, but rather strange creatures. Many mushrooms contain poisons that can kill people, others change the senses. In many cultures, they were therefore seen as carriers of mysterious powers; they were ingredients for magic, and shamans used them to enter the "other reality".