Carpinus betulus, commonly known as the European or common hornbeam, is a hornbeam native to Western Asia and central, eastern, and southern Europe, including southern England.
It can be used for the following medical conditions: external cancer, hair loss, diarrhea, sore throat, rheumatic pain, flu, hemorrhoids, menses (disturbances – too much blood loss) headaches, paralysis, prurigo, colds, rheumatics, cosmetic issues. Cough.
The leaves are haemostatic. They are used in external compresses to stop bleeding and heal wounds. A distilled water made from the leaves is an effective eye lotion. The leaves are harvested in August and dried for later use. The plant is used in Bach flower remedies – the keywords for prescribing it are “Tiredness”, “Weariness” and “Mental and physical exhaustion”.
No side effects known.
No interactions are known.
Source: Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carpinus_betulus