Field bindweed (Convolvulus arvensis L.)

Field bindweed is a species of perennial herbaceous plant of the bindweed family (Convolvulaceae).


Climbing or creeping perennial herb with several thin stems. Leaves on long petioles, oblong, with a spear-shaped or arrow-shaped base, with whole or 1-2 toothed ears. The flowers of the field bindweed are large, white or pinkish, 1, less often 2-3 on long axillary peduncles. Blooms all summer. Bindweed grows in meadows, grassy slopes, along roadsides, like weeds in crops and gardens.

Contains substances:

Contains resin, resinous glycoside, blood clotting agent, carotene, vitamin C, vitamin E, aponins.

Medicinal use:

A decoction of the whole plant is drunk for inflammation of the upper respiratory tract, a decoction of flowers for fainting, the field bindweed herb is used as a wound healing, the root as a laxative, is used for tangles. In homeopathy, field bindweed is used as a laxative.

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