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Bugleweed

  • Lycopus americanus
  • Origin: USA
Bugleweed

SKU
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Common Name

Standardized: American bugleweed
Other: water horehound

Botanical Name

Lycopus americanus Muhl. ex. W.P.C. Barton
Plant Family: Lamiaceae

Overview

Introduction

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.

Constituents

Organic acids, lithospermic acid.

Parts Used

Dried leaves and flowers.

Typical Preparations

Teas, and less frequently, tinctures and encapsulations.

Precautions

Specific: Not for use in pregnancy or lactation except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner. Not for use in persons with hypothyroidism, thyroid enlargement, or on thyroid medications except under the supervision of a qualified healthcare practitioner.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.