Pilosella, scientific name Hieracium Pilosella, also known as mouse-ear hawkwee is a plant belonging to Compositae family. Pilosella has been known and used as a remedy since the 12th century, in fact Saint Hildegard, a German Benedictine abbess and naturalist, spoke about this plant in her writings. Today we know that pilosella has diuretic, astringent, antiseptic and antibiotic properties, this last characteristic has been confirmed by the presence of umbelliferone, an hydroxycoumarin that acts against microbes and bacteria that are the cause of many infections of the urinary tract and brucellosis, a disease that occurs from contact with infected animals. For this reason, you can use pilosella in case of cellulite, water retention, swollen legs, cystitis, both recurrent and acute, urethritis, to remove toxins from body, to protect and purify the liver and against brucellosis. Avoid during pregnancy and breastfeeding or if you are taking diuretic medicines for interactions.
Boil a cup of water, remove from heat and infuse 1 tablespoon of dried pilosella, you can find it in herbalist’s shops, for ten minutes. Filter and drink.
50 drops diluted in water, once a day without food.
You can take pilosella also in capsules, from 500 to 750 mg of dry extract, twice a day without food.