(Herbs Wiki) Brooklime

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Brooklime Scientific Names and Common Names,Brooklime Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Brooklime Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.

(Herbs Wiki) Brooklime


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Nutrient Content | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Veronica beccabunga L.Primrose family

Common Names

Speedwell (V. officinalis)
Water pimpernel (pimpernel is Pimpinella saxifraga)
Water purslain (purslane is really (Portulaca oleracea)
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Parts Usually Used

The plant
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Brooklime is a succulent perennial plant; its round stem grows 1-1 1/2 feet high from a creeping jointed rootstock. The leaves are glabrous, ovate or broadly elliptical, and finely serrate. The small blue flowers grow in axillary spikes from May to August. Seeds appear the month after flowering.
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Where Found

Found in wet places, as in streams and ditches, usually near watercress.
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Medicinal Properties

Diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge
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Fresh juice of the herb is mildly diuretic. Older herbals recommend it for intestinal disorders and anemia. Once prized, it is little used today. Used as a blood purifier, helps scurvy, increase urination, help break up kidney stones, bring on menstruation. Fried with butter and vinegar, and applied warm, it helps tumors, swellings, and inflammations.
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Formulas or Dosages

Juice: take 1 tsp. to 3 tbsp., 3 times a day. Take in milk if the stomach is sensitive.
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Nutrient Content

Vitamin C
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, by Nicholas Culpeper, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1990, (reprint of 1814)

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

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