|Botanical Nomenclature||Hieracium pilosella|
|Common Name||Mouse-Ear Hawkweed|
|Taxonomy- Family||Compositae or Asteraceae|
|Distinguishing Features of the Plant||Hieracium pillosella is a biennial plant growing up to 50cm, with large, wide, gray-green leaves and large, yellow or white flowers. The flowering lasts from June to September and the harvesting takes place from June to October|
|Region Found||Ioannina (Pindos, Vikos-Aoos, Peristeri, Gramos), Arta (Tzoumerka)|
|Part of the Plant with Active Substances||Aboveground plant parts|
|Active Substances||Flavonoids, tannins, essential oil, caffeic acid, chlorogenic acid, umbelliferone (coumarin), piloseline, bitter agents, oxycoumarin|
|Pharmacological Effects - Therapeutic Applications||The herbal tea of the plant is used as diuretic, cholagogue, antiseptic, and healing. It is recommended for the treatment of diarrhea, influenza, kidney stones, rheumatism and liver problems. It is often used as an ingredient in natural slimming products. In folk medicine, mainly in European countries, it is administered against bronchial asthma. Finally, it is externally applied to the skin to heal the wounds and the ulcers of the skin.|
|Method of Administration||It is administered as antidiarrheal and diuretic in the form of herbal tea (1-2 spoons of dried herb in a cup of boiled water, 3 times a day) and tincture (1-4ml, 3 times a day). It is applied externally to the skin as healing in the form of poultice from the fresh leaves.
Warning: The use of herb preparations is not recommended without seeking advice from your physician or pharmacist. The substances they contain may interact with the subscribed drugs that the patient already takes, thus eliminating their therapeutic efficacy or inducing toxicity. They may also burden further weakened vital functions of the body thus exposing the patient to increased morbidity and life threatened conditions.
|Toxicity- Adverse Effects||No side effects are reported.|
|References||1) https://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/h/hawmou08.html 2) http://www.ema.europa.eu/docs/en_GB/document_library/Herbal_-_Community_herbal_monograph/2014/08/WC500170698.pdf 3) http://www.liveandfeel.com/articles/hieracium-pilosella--an-ancient-remedy-3418 4) http://www.henriettes-herb.com/eclectic/kings/hieracium.html 5) http://medicinalherbinfo.org/herbs/MouseEar.html|