(Betonica officinalis)

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This plant can be dangerous in case of overdose.
Hardy perennial of the underwoods and shaded places from 0,30 to 0,60 m of which one uses the roots and leaves.

Betony is especially used in fumigation against infections of respiratory tracts and emphysema.
Also: Nicotinism, hepatic insufficiency.
In external use : Wounds, ulcers, abscesses.

Decoction; 20g of dried plant for 1/2 liter of water, boil during 3 minutes, let rest 10 minutes; 3 cup a day.

Compress with a decoction; 100g of dried leaves, boil 5 minutes in 1 liter of red wine.

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Stachys officinalis, Purple Betony, Betonie, Bishopwort, Lousewort, Wild hop, Bishop's wort.