(Natural Herbs) Scurvy Grass

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

(Natural Herbs) Scurvy Grass


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

Scientific Names

Cochlearia officinalis L. Crucifer family

Common Names

Scrubby grass
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Parts Usually Used

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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Scurvy grass is a biennial or perennial plant; the main root has many fibrous branch-roots and produces angular, furrowed stems as well as fleshy basal leaves. The basal leaves are oblong, reniform, or cordate; the scattered stem leaves are obovate to oblong and sessile or nearly so. Small which flowers grow in racemes from April to August. The fruit is a small, almost globose pod containing small, reddish-brown seeds.
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Where Found

Found wild in moist places in northern Europe and the northern parts of North America and Asia; also found cultivated.
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Medicinal Properties

Diuretic, stomachic, tonic
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As a source of vitamin C, scurvy grass has been used in the past to prevent and treat scurvy. Considered a good blood purifier and has been recommended for rheumatism, dropsy, and venereal diseases. The juice can be added to orange juice to make a healthful spring tonic.
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Formulas or Dosages

Scurvy grass must be used fresh.
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Nutrient Content

Vitamin C
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, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1973

, 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.

, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

, 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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