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MELILOT

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Melilotus officinalis. N.O. Leguminosae.

Synonym ► King’s Clover. Habitat ► Waste places.

Features ► Stem erect, two or three feet high. Leaves in threes, ovate-truncate, serrate, two horns at base of leaf stalk. Flowers small, yellow, in one-sided clusters. Hay-like taste and scent.

Part used ► Herb.

Action ► Carminative, emollient.

The 1 ounce to 1 pint infusion in wineglass doses as needed, to relieve flatulence. Sometimes used in fomentations and poultices.

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