(Physalis alkekengi)

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Hardy perennial that grows in hedges and wet grounds from 0,20 to 0,60 m of which one uses the berries that become red when ripe.

Winter cherry is a very good antirhumatismal, also used as a diuretic in case of urea, urinary lithiasis, oedema.

Infusion : 20 g per liter of water; 3 cups a day.

Decoction : Two handfuls of fruits for 1 liter of water, boil for 5 minutes; drink in 24 hours.

Wine; let macerate during 10 days, 30g of stems, leaves and berries in 1 liter of white wine, filter; take 1 small glass every morning in case of edema of the legs.

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Physalis alkekengi, Bladder cherry, Chinese lantern, Japanese lantern, Winter cherry