Family Name: N.O. Gentianaceae
Botanical Name(s): Menyanthes trifoliata (TOURNEF.)
Popular Name(s): Buckbean, Marsh Trefoil, Water Shamrock, Bitter
Trefoil, Marsh Clover, Bog Myrtle, Bitterworm, Brook Bean, Bean Trefoil,
Parts Used: Herb
Habitat: Bogbean is widely found in Europe.
Description: Bogbean is a green plant with a creeping rootstock
and procumbent stem. The plant is covered by sheaths of leaves. Its
flowers are borne on long stalks and are clustered together in a thick
Uses: Bogbean is used as a tonic and febrifuge. It has cathartic
and deobstruent properties. An extract of its leaves is used in
rheumatism, scurvy and skin diseases. The juice of the fresh leaves is
used in dropsical cases and gout.