Family Name: N.O. Labiatae
Botanical Name(s): Stachys Betonica
Popular Name(s): Bishopswort
Parts Used: Herb
Habitat: Wood Betony is found in England
Description: Wood Betony is a slender plant that grows to a
height of 1 to 2 feet. The plant bears stalkless leaves which are 2 to 3
inches in length and about 3/4 to 1 inch in breadth. At the top of the
stem, the plant possesses two-lipped flowers which are purplish-red in
colour. The flowers bloom during July and August.
Uses: Wood Betony has astringent and alterative action. The herb
combined with other remedies is used as a tonic to cure dyspepsia,
rheumatism, scrofula and impurities of the blood. It is useful in
hysteria, neuralgia and in all nervous affections. Its weak infusion is
a good substitute for tea.