Also known as
Lycopus virginicus, Gipsyweed, Sweet Bugle, Water Horehound, and Water Bugle, Green Wolf’s Foot, and Wolfstrapp
Not to be confused with Carpet bugle or common bugle (Ajuga virginicus), bugleweed is a marshland native to Europe and naturalized to the United States in the 17th century by colonists who grew it for its medicinal qualities. It bears clusters of white, bugle-like flowers where stems connect to leaves. It is of the lamiaceae family, but is often referred to as the “odorless mint”. The botanical name Lycopus refers to the resemblance of the cut leaf to a wolf’s paw, which also explains the plethora of common names in many languages referring to wolves.
Organic acids, lithospermic acid.
Dried leaves and flowers.
Teas, and less frequently, tinctures and encapsulations.
Don’t use bugleweed as a substitute for medical care for hyperthyroidism and high doses may enlarge the thyroid. Its use while pregnant is not recommended.
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