Other names: Lucerne

Scientific name: Stachys palustris

Common names:

Ayurvedic names:

Chinese names: Hsia-ku-ts’ao

Bangladesh names:

Arabic names:    بطنج (batnaj)

Rain Forest names:

Family: Fabaceae

Approximate number of species known:

Common parts used: Aerial parts

Collection: summer

Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: 80 cm

Actions: Anti-spasmodic, astrigent, antiseptic, vulnerary

Known Constituents:  Flavanoids, iridoids,

Constituents Explained:


A relative of wood betony, was once valued as a wound healer in much the same way comfrey is.  

Traditional Use:

Internally is is used to relieve cramping, joint pains, and diarrhea.

Clinical Studies: