Wood Betony

oakleif(z6 AR)December 28, 2008

Wood Betony-An infusion of aerial parts can be

used to bathe leg ulcers and infected wounds.

you can also use it as a mouth wash for sore mouth ,gum inflamation and sore throats.

Caution- Wood betony is also a uterine stimulant so avoid in pregency

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brendan_of_bonsai(4b AK)

Stachys officinalis And Pedicularis canadensis

Are both called Wood Betony and are very much different plants, can you narrow it down for us a bit?

    Bookmark   December 28, 2008 at 4:12PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

As a comment to posting on herb usage, inclusion of the botanical name along with the common name does avoid the confusion that comes with using the common names. Too many common names are misleading or are used for multiple different plants. If you are referencing a source, they should have included the botanical name in their information and so it should be easy to include in the post.


    Bookmark   December 28, 2008 at 4:47PM
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oakleif(z6 AR)

I stand repremended.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2008 at 4:22AM
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oakleif(z6 AR)

Fata would you do me a favor and post the scientific name for me. I wont ask you to do it again.

    Bookmark   December 29, 2008 at 5:22AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

No reprimand. Just a suggestion to help you make the information you are sharing more useful and to avoid any confusion.

If you were citing from Peterson Field Guides - Eastern/Central Medicinal Plants and Herbs by Foster & Duke as you were for other posts, I can only assume it is Pedicularis canadensis since Stachys officinalis is not covered at all in that book. If you were citing from another source, you will have to refer to that one for the specific botanical name that corresponds to the information you posted.


    Bookmark   December 30, 2008 at 9:23AM
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