wood betony


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wood betony

wood betony

Member of figwort family, (not the same as Stachys officinalis“Wood Betony”). A low growing hairy plant 5 to 14 inches tall (13-36cm)with up to five erect unbranched stems in a clump, topped with a whorl of tubular, dull colored red and yellow hooded flowers. Fernlike fuzzy alternating leaves. Entire plant edible. Aphrodisiac, anti-tumor, blood tonic, heart issues, stomach issues, ulcers, bloody diarrhea, tumors, headaches, dizziness, spleen, urinary, bladder and kidney issues, worm expeller, gout,. Grind up dry root and add to food or drink with liquid. More powerful on empty stomach. Fresh or dry leaves can be made into tea. Strong concentration used to take care of lice. Quite popular as an aphrodisiac.
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"I've been using Wood Betony for approximately four years now and I won't be without it.
Wood Betony - a woodland plant - has been used for centuries as a complete remedy for all maladies of the head.!
Wood Betony also feeds and strengthens the central nervous system and has a mild sedative action, aiding relaxation and sleep.
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Wood Betony, with its antispasmodic action, relaxes our bowels, musculature, and our stifled sense of self-expression.
Wood Betony, considered a brain tonic, will increase arterial blood flow and cerebral circulation.
This transition week to the Season of Late Spring ushers in Jack-in-the-Pulpit Season, Miterwort Season, Wild Phlox Season, Celandine, Meadow Parsnip, Wood Betony, Wood Hyacinth, Fleabane, Spring Cress, Nodding Trillium, Larkspur and Bellwort Blooming Season.