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Speedwell

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  • Veronica chamaedrys
  • Origin: Croatia
Speedwell

Common Name

Standardized: speedwell

Botanical Name

Veronica chamaedrys L.
Plant Family: Scrophulariaceae

Overview

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.

Parts Used

Dried aerial portions.

Typical Preparations

Most often used as a tea or tincture. Some people eat speedwell raw in salads or add it to soup.

Summary

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.

Precautions

No known precautions.
We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.