The fresh juice from the herb produces a strong black dye. Once used by gypsies to darken their skin. As a sedative, it reduces the pulse rate in overactive thyroid conditions and to treat palpitations of the heart.
Also known as gipsywort, bugleweed, European bugleweed and water horsehound.
- Scientific Plant Name: Lycopus europeaus
- Plant Type: Perennial
- Height @ Maturity: 8 - 32"
- Packet Weight: ~10g
- Best in full or partial sun.
- Loamy, silty or sandy soil preferred.