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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Calluna vulgaris?
If you know websites containing any information about Calluna vulgaris please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Calluna vulgaris and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Calluna vulgaris.


Calluna vulgaris basic info
Scientific Name: Calluna vulgaris (L.) Hull.
Family: Ericaceae.
Genus: Calluna.
Common names in English: ling, red-heath, Scotch heather, Scots heather.
Description: alluna vulgaris (known as common heather, ling, or simply heather) is a low-growing perennial shrub found widely in Europe and Asia Minor on acidic soils in open sunny situations and in moderate shade. It is the dominant plant in most heathland and moorland in Europe, and in some bog vegetation and acidic pine and oak woodland. It is tolerant of grazing and regenerates following occasional burning, and is often managed in nature reserves and grouse moors by sheep or cattle grazing, and also by light burning. Heather is an important food source for various sheep and deer which can graze the tips of the plants when snow covers low-growing vegetation. heather was used to dye wool yellow and to tan leather. Calluna vulgaris herb has been used in the traditional Austrian medicine internally as tea for treatment of disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract. - for more info about Calluna vulgaris See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Calluna vulgaris
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Calluna vulgaris in other websites
Calluna vulgaris common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Calluna vulgaris - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Calluna vulgaris - See link.


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