Bugleweed (Lycopus virgincus)
Parts used:The Aerial Parts (flowers and leaves)
Bugleweed was most commonly used for painful areas of the body. It also helps release mucus and taken as a tea aids with congestion and coughs. It has also been known to increase appetite, and in the 20th century, it was discovered that Bugleweed helps the thyroid. By helping, it reduces the activity of the thyroid. Its action resembles that of digitalis, lowers the pulse and lessens its frequency.
Bugleweed is a mild narcotic.
Bleeding, coughs, colds, diabetes, diarrhea, excess menstruation, fevers, fibromyalgia, nerves, nervous indigestion, nosebleeds, overactive thyroid, pain, pulmonary hemorrhages, sores, tuberculosis, ulcers