Pellitory-of-the-wall

Pellitory-of-the-wall

Common name Pellitory-of-the-wall

Latin name Parietaria officinalis

Parts used leaves and flowers


System affinities

Pellitory is particularly sympathetic to the lower digestive system.  


Energetics/characteristics/flower essence/dosha

Its cooling and tightening nature helps the body release excess fluid in a soothing and detoxifying way.  It is indicated for the kapha dosha.


Taste/Quality

It is Pungent and astringent


Indications

Pellitory-of-the-wall, has historically been taken for urinary tract infections, kidney pain, and kidney stones.  It helps to regulate fluid retention.  It finds uses in respiratory conditions as well, particularly for that of a wet cough.


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History/lore

It gets its scientific name Parietaria because the Latin word paries means wall and this is where the plant is frequently found.


Habitat

Native to Europe, including Britain.  Often seen growing out of cracks in walls and pavements.


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