Bugleweed {Lycopus americanus}

Bugleweed is a popular herbal remedy in Traditional Chinese Medicine. Bugleweed is used to improve blood circulation. Bugleweed energizes the body and is often used for menstrual disorders such as cramps, amenorrhea, and breast pain.

The name lycopus originates from two Greek words—lukus, wolf; and pous, foot; hence wolf-foot, so called because of a fancied resemblance of the cut leaves to a wolf’s foot.

Family Lamiaceae

Part used  Aerial

Associated Systems
Cardiovascular system, Endocrine System

Cardiovascular Hypotensive, Cardiovascular Cardio-Active, Endocrine Thyroid Relaxant, Anti-hyperthyroid (anti-gonadotropic), Astringent, Diuretic, Nervine sedative, Peripheral vasoconstrictor

Hyperthyroidism, Insomnia, Palpitations, History of use in the treatment of Graves’ disease characterized by diffuse hyperplasia of thyroid gland

Toxicity: None reported

Warnings & Interactions: 2b, 2c, 2d, B {Safety Chart}

This monograph does not intend to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease or illness. It is always advisable to consult with your trusted Herbalist or healthcare professional prior to use. Click here to book your appointment.



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