Lycopus virginicus - Plant

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Lycopus virginicus is a species of flowering plant in the mint family known by many common names, including Virginia water horehound, American water hoarhound, sweet bugleweed, water bugle, carpenter s

Common name: Bugleweed.
Color: White
Bloom time: mid-summer
Height: 10 to 20 inches
Difficulty level: easy to grow

Planting & Care
-Though a Labiate, it does not actually belong to the same genus as the British Bugles, but has certain points in common. From the perennial, creeping root, the quadrangular, smooth stem rises to a height of from 6 to 24 inches, bearing pairs of opposite leaves on short stalks, those on the upper part being toothed and lance-shaped, the lower ones wedge-shaped and with entire margins.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Soil: well-drained soil

Water: medium

Temprature: 0.01 oC

Fertilizer: Apply any organic fertilizer

Care:
  • Deadhead to prolong flowering.
  • Maintain moderate soil moisture and fertilize lightly.
  • plant will die with the first frost.


Special Feature:
The whole herb is used. It is slightly aromatic, with a mint-like odour and is used, fresh, when in flower, for the preparation of a tincture and a fluid extract, until recent years official in the United States Pharmacopoeia. It is also used dried for making an infusion.
Use
Medicinal use:
  • Sedative, astringent and mildly narcotic.
  • Used in coughs, bleeding from the lungs and consumption.
  • The infusion made from 1 OZ.
  • of the dried herb to 1 pint of boiling water is taken in wineglassful doses, frequently, the fluid extract in doses of 10 to 30 drops, and the dry extract, Lycopin, in doses of 1 to 4 grains.

Ornamental use:
  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose.


Note:
for medicinal use

Reference:
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