Love and courage.
Grow in the garden to attract fairies.
Use in spells and charms to increase courage in stressful situations.
Also Called: Granny’s Bonnet, Culverwort
Antispasmodic, diaphoretic, parasiticide, resolvent, salve.
A decoction of the root is used in the treatment of diarrhoea and stomach aches.
A decoction of the roots and leaves is used in the treatment of VD, dizziness and biliousness.
The mashed fresh roots can be rubbed briskly on aching rheumatic joints.
A poultice of chewed roots or leaves is applied to bee stings, soresetc.
A decoction of the leaves is used in the treatment of sore throats, coughs and colds.
The seeds can be chewed as a remedy for stomach aches.
The leaves root and seed are astringent, depurative, diaphoretic, diuretic, parasiticide.
Because of its toxic properties, this plant should not be taken internally without expert advice, though the root is sometimes used externally in poultices to treat ulcers and the commoner skin diseases.
A homeopathic remedy is made from the plant. It is used in the treatment of affections of the nervous system.