Mark Tierno's Medicinal Herbs Database

    Bugleweeed (Gipsywort)
Botanical Name   Lycopus virginicus
System Affected   sedative, astringent, coughs, tuberculosis
Properties   sedative mucous astringent, reduce fluid discharge mild narcotic coughs, lung bleeding (tuberculosis) hyperthyroidism, hypothyroidism heart palpitations
Description   powdered bark
Notes   used as a black dye
Dosage   1oz powdered bark to 1 pint hot water

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