(Medicinal Herbs) Butter-and-Eggs

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

(Medicinal Herbs)  Butter-and-Eggs


Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties
Uses | How Sold | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Linaria vulgarisFigwort family

Common Names

Wild snapdragon
Yellow Toadflax
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Parts Usually Used

The whole plant (fresh or dried)
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Butter-and-eggs is a perennial that grows 1-3 feet tall; with creeping underground stems and many erect, hairless flowering stems, clothed with linear, bright green leaves, and with long terminal flower spikes; has many lance-shaped leaves. Flowers are yellow and orange marked; snapdragon-like with long, straight, drooping spurs. The 2 shades of yellow have given this plant the common name butter-and-eggs. June to October. Fruits are capsules containing winged, flattened seeds.
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Where Found

Found in disturbed and waste places, on roadsides and in fields, throughout the United States and much of Canada. Native to Europe.
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Medicinal Properties

Diuretic, purgative, astringent
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In fold medicine, leaf tea is used as a laxative, strong diuretic for dropsy, jaundice, enteritis with drowsiness, skin diseases, piles, liver and bladder problems. Ointment made from the flowers is used externally for piles, skin eruptions, sores, and ulcers.

A “tea” made with milk has been used as an insecticide.
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How Sold

The salve is professionally prepared.
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The tincture is not to be self-administered, since even 20 drops can produce serious internal effects. Use only by medical direction.
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, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, 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

, by Pamela Forey and Ruth Lindsay, Crescent Books (January 27, 1992).

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