Speedwell Herb Profile
Also known as
Veronica officinalis, Gypsyweed, Common Speedwell, and Veronica
Speedwell is a small perennial herb that grows 6 to 12 inches high with petite, tooth-shaped oval flowers of pale blue, lavender and white.
Speedwell contains organic acids, sugars, flavonoids, resin and tannins.
Whole Plant (Herb)
Most often used as a tea or tincture.
Some people eat speedwell raw in salads or add it to soup.
Historically considered a panacea, herbalists once used speedwell for a variety of symptoms and it was thought of as a medicinal staple. Because of its taste and tea like smell, it was used in 19th-century France as a green tea substitute.
This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.