Chamaerion angustifolium (L.) Holub
Chamaenerion angustifolium (L.) Scop.
Epilobium angustifolium L.
It is a perennial herbaceous plants,75-200cm heigh with upright caulis
Wide-spread everywhere in the Northern hemisphere temperate climate regions.
Grows in mountain districts of Central Asia.
Contains flavonoids caempferol, meletin, myricetin, free amino acids mucilage and tannin.
Traditional Use and Activity
It is the base for drug Chanerol which passed clinical trials as an antitumoral agent.
Plant flavonoids have shown cholagogue action in experiments. The plant is used as herb tea in Russia.