Bugleweed Lycopus virginicus
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This herb is a member of the Mint family. It's also related to another herb known as Buchu. It's thought to work by lowering high levels of thyroid hormones ( hyperthyroidism ). This herb is also used to treat premenstrual syndrome, breast pain, nervousness, trouble sleeping ( insomnia) and bleeding, especially bleeding of the nose, and during heavy menstruation periods. Bugleweed also seeds to reduce the release of a hormone known as prolactin, which may help relieve breast pain.
Common nicknames include: Virginia water horehound, American water hoarhound, water bugle, carpenter's herb, green archangel, purple archangel, Paul's betony, woodbetony, wolf foot, and Egyptian's herb.
The Science Behind Herbal Medicine
Many people believe that the idea of herbal medicine is just folk lore. They think of it as a hopeful way of thinking that foolish people believe in for some faulty reason. What they fail to realize is that science does have an understanding of these herbs. It's called phytochemistry, and it is the study of pharmacological alkaloids that plants create. In fact, a lot of the modern pharmaceutical drugs today exist because of these plants. Some prime examples are penicilin, which comes from a fungus, Aspirin, which is derived from the bark of the White Willow Tree, and even Morphine which exist naturally in the Opium poppy.
It's my goal to make sure the public is well aware of these herbs and the chemicals that naturally exist within their astronomically fascinating organic matter. You see, nature provides us with great insight into medical wisdom and breakthroughs. There is so much to learn from these herbs in both a scientific fashion ( phytochemistry ), and ethnobotanically speaking. If this interest you then I suggest a field of research related to human health and medicine, or ethnobotany.
These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These statements are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any diesease. Aspirin has been approved by the FDA on the other hand and is well known to cause bleeding of the stomach and intestines. Just sayin!
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