From the Ericaceae family, Heather is a small shrub native to Europe which grows in the temperate regions of the Northern hemisphere, especially in moors and on sea cliffs where its small pink and mauve flowers color the landscapes in summer.

Main Properties

A plant known in phyto and gemmo

Heather is well known in phyto and gemmo. Already in the 1st century AD, Dioscorides wrote about this plant, then called "Erica".

Young heather shoots are frequently used in bud preparations. Heather is traditionally presented as a diuretic.