Other names: Lucerne
Scientific name: Stachys palustris
Chinese names: Hsia-ku-ts’ao
Arabic names: بطنج (batnaj)
Rain Forest names:
Approximate number of species known:
Common parts used: Aerial parts
Height: 80 cm
Actions: Anti-spasmodic, astrigent, antiseptic, vulnerary
Known Constituents: Flavanoids, iridoids,
A relative of wood betony, was once valued as a wound healer in much the same way comfrey is.
Internally is is used to relieve cramping, joint pains, and diarrhea.