Purple or Spiked Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)
tea for: stops bleeding, antibacterial, gargle for sore throats, douch for leukorrhea, wash for wounds
Butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)
strong diuretic, skin diseases, piles
a "tea" made in milk used as insecticide
Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis)
leaf tea: gargle for sore throat, diuretic, acute tonsillitis, urinary infections, dysentery, acute intestinal enteritis
Corn lily, Bluebeard lily (Clintonia borealis)
fresh leaf poultice for burns, old sores, bruises, infections, rabid-dog bites.
Tea for heart medicine, diabetes
Root to aid labor.
Root contains anti-inflammatory and estrogenic diosgenin from which progesterone is made
White Moccasin-flower or Lady's-slipper or American Valerian (Cypripedium acaule)
Should not be harvested -- too rare.
was once used as sedative for nervous irritability and depression from sexual abuse, for PMS. Tubers regarded as aphrodisiac.
Active compounds are not water soluble.
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