Wood Betony cut 1oz 1618 gold


Often considered among the most important of Anglo-Saxon herbs, Wood Betony, or Stachys officinalis, was used widely of old in the creations of charms for amulets during the mid ages. These amulets were believed to ward off evil, and spirits, as well as the ill humors believed to bring disease and strife to the human body. From this origin, it was expanded upon by herbalists of the time, including the famed Gerard of the 1500`s. The herbalists of the time frequently spoke of Wood Betony with the highest praise, viewing it as a cure for dozens of ailments if not as an outright cure all. Today it is mostly used in folk medicine as an astringent, particularly in treating afflictions of the throat, mouth and gums. For this purpose you will most frequently find Wood Betony used as part of an herbal tea which is then used as a wash or gargle. Some studies have also shown that Wood Betony is quite helpful in lowering blood pressure, which also aids in treating headaches and anxiety. This is a 1 oz packet of cut Wood Betony.

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This product was added to our catalog on Monday 28 May, 2012.

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