Lady’s Slipper

Scientific name: Cypripedium pubescens, Cypripedium calceolus

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Family: Orchidaeae

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Common parts used: Root

Collection:  A protected plant in the United Kingdom

Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: Upto 60 cm

Actions: Sedative, hypnotic, anti-spasmodic, nervine, analgesic

Known constituents:  Volatile oil, resin, glucosides, tannin

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Traditional Use:

A nervine, used often as a mood elevator.  Also used for nerve issues in the body.

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