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Betony / Stachys officinalis


Family:

Labiatae/ Lamiaceae

Genus:

Stachys

Species:

officinalis

Folk / Common Names:

Bishop wort, Louse wort, Purple Betony

Actions:

Aromatic, astringent, bitter,digestive stimulant, nervine,sedative.

Part(s) Used:

Arial parts

Constituents:

Alkaloids -stachydrine, betonicine, trigonelline. Diterpenes - betonicosides A-D, betaconolide. Betaine, choline, tannins.

Uses:

It strengthens the central nervous system and can be used for nervous headaches, anxiety , tension and neuralgia. It is also used for nervous debility and can be used for withdrawal from benzodiazepines.

Majikal Uses:

For protection and purification, placed beneath the pillow shields from visions and dreams.
Strengthens the body when worn, aids in making love advances and reunites quarrelling couples if taken with food.

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