Family Name: Labiatae
Botanical Name(s): Lycopus Europaeus
Popular Name(s): Sweet Bugle, Water Bugle, Gypsywort and
Parts Used: Aerial parts.
Habitat: It is native to USA and Europe.
Description: A perennial herb growing up to 12 inches tall. Its
creeping runners produce rosettes of leaves; the whole structure forms a
carpet-like mat. The lower leaves are spatula shaped and often have wavy
edges, while the upper leaves are toothed and elliptical or oval. Small
blue to purple flowers appear from May to July.
Uses: Bugleweed is used in coughs, bleeding from the lungs and
consumption. Bugleweed aids the weak heart where there is associated
build-up of water in the body. Bugleweed is a specific for over-active