The yellow-flowered amber is a true marvel. In the past it was mainly used as a liniment for period pains, lumbago and rheumatism, but today it is an extremely effective remedy for people with a persistend depressive mood. The herb with the long stem and the bright yellow blossom can be found in Flims from June and into August along the banks, sunny and semi-shady locations. But be careful: Since it is - like most medicinal plants - slightly poisonous, you should seek professional advice before use.
Good King Henry, on the other hand, is a rather inconspicuous plant, but its fresh leaves, including the flower, can be cooked as a vegetable dish. You can find it near barns, cattle camps or alpine cottages. Its fresh leaves taste especially delicious in a quiche. But beware - Good King Henry contains oxalic acid and should therefore not be eaten on a daily basis, and certainly not in excess.
Like amber, arnica is also decorated with yellow flowers – on the contrary to amber, the medicinal plant arnica is a protected species in Flims. At the local pharmacy, you can buy arnica ointment from cultivated populations. Consequently you not only spare the nature, but also treat your bruises, contusions and sprains.
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