Lycopus virginicus. N.O. Labiateae.
Synonym ► Sweet Bugle, Water Bugle.
Habitat ► Shady and damp places in the northern regions of U.S.A.
Features ► Stem smooth, square, up to eighteen inches high. Leaves opposite, short- stalked, elliptic-lanceolate, serrate above, entire lower down. Small white flowers, in axillary clusters. Bitter taste”
Part used ► Herb.
Action ► Sedative, astringent.
Coughs, pulmonary hemorrhage. Dose, frequent wineglasses of the 1 ounce to 1 pint infusion. England says, “Lycopus and Capsicum is the remedy for hemorrhage from the lungs.”