Medicinal Plants -- continued

30pmd

Purple or Spiked Loosestrife (Lythrum salicaria)

tea for: stops bleeding, antibacterial, gargle for sore throats, douch for leukorrhea, wash for wounds

31pmd

Butter and eggs (Linaria vulgaris)

strong diuretic, skin diseases, piles

a "tea" made in milk used as insecticide

32pmd

Asiatic Dayflower (Commelina communis)

leaf tea: gargle for sore throat, diuretic, acute tonsillitis, urinary infections, dysentery, acute intestinal enteritis

33pmd

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

34pmd

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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