By Aqwis (Aqwis) - Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,
By Aqwis (Aqwis) – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0,



Calluna vulgaris, commonly known as heather, is an herb used as a remedy for urinary tract problems, diarrhea, stomach pain, rheumatic pains, gout, sleep aid, and more.


Calluna vulgaris is said to treat the above mentioned conditions. It’s beneficial properties can be attributed to its contents:

  • tannins
  • arbutin
  • saponins
  • karotin
  • flavonoids
    • quercitrin
    • myricitrin
  • ericodin


There is not enough supporting evidence regarding the effectiveness and safety of calluna vulgaris. Proceed with caution and/or consult a physician prior to use.

Other Names

True heather, common heath, broom heather, Scots heather, ling, common ling, lyng, beitilyng (Icelandic), heidekraut (German), fraoch (Gaelic).



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