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.