Latin name: Delphinium consolida
Annual, up to 50 cm high, upright and branched stem, thin linear leaves. The flowers are strong blue, rarely reddish or white. Sepals which form a wreath of petals to the front.
Occurrence: Europe, Asia Minor prefers calcareous soils.
Plant components used medicinally
The flowers, collected in July and August and gently air dried.
Only the flowers are used because leaves, herbs and roots contain diterpenes, which are not harmless to health and are slightly toxic.
Anthocyanin glycosides, flavonoids
Medicinal effect and application
Active ingredients from delphinium flowers are considered to be gentle dehydrating agent and are not infrequently the so-called Blood purification teas mixed in.
Also tea blends Slimming diets Often contain delphinium flowers.
However, hers is Healing effect low and the greater benefit is in application than so-called Jewelry drug. The flowers retain their blue color even after drying, making a tea mixture more attractive. This is particularly important with a tea that is to be drunk over a long period of time, because the eye is known to eat with it or, in this case, it drinks with it.
Side effects are not to be feared as long as the flowers are used.