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Ajuga chamaepitys

Ajuga chamaepitys

Ajuga chamaepitys is a species of flowering plant of the family Lamiaceae. Popularly known as Yellow Bugle, the plant has many of the same characteristics and properties as Ajuga reptans.

Characteristics

A. chamaepitys is a small herbacious perennial that reaches 10-40 cm in height.

Medicinal Properties

  • An astringent on account of tannin; used against diarrhea
  • A bitter tonic that improves digestion
  • Applied externally, helps to heal wounds
  • Also prized for its stimulative effect on the contractions of the uterus

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