Bugleweed Herbal Remedies
Bugleweed has sedative, astringent, and anti-hormonal activity. It is considered sedative and tonic to the heart, helping to calm a fast pulse and benefiting circulation in some cases. Laboratory tests have shown that bugleweed extracts inhibit iodine metabolism, which may explain its effectiveness for hyperthyroidism and Grave's disease. Bugleweed has a taste of BITTER, AROMATIC and a temperature of WARM.
Bugleweed Proper Dose
|Bugleweed Infusion||1-3 cups daily|
|Bugleweed Tincture||3-4 droppersful, 2-3 x daily|
Bugleweed Reference Information
|Latin Name||Lycopus virginicus|
|Other Names||Water horehound|
|Part Used||Leaf, Flowers|
|Herb Forms||Tincture, bulk herb.|
|Affects||Cardiovascular system, Endocrine system|
|Cautions||Contraindicated in pregnancy and hypothyroidism. Consult an experienced herbalist for thyroid enlargement or goiter.|
|Botanical Info||A small creeping plant of wet areas in the mint family with opposite lance-shaped leaves and small white flowers in whorls.|
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