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Scientific Name: Ajuga reptans

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Ajuga reptans
Ajuga reptans
Ajuga reptans


  • Perennial
  • Hardy evergreen creeper
  • Popular ground cover or to edge containers
  • Small purplish blue flowers in spring
  • Shade/ full sun

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • Bitter astringent (bloedstelpend/ saamtrekmiddel)
  • Mild laxative and analgesic (pynverdowend)
  • Traditionally used to cleanse the liver
  • Used as a remedy for hangovers
  • For inward wounds like thrusts or stabs
  • Today used as a wound healing herb
  • Wash or poultice for ulcers, sores and gangrenes
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