Herb latin name: Ajuga decumbens


Family: Labiatae



Medicinal use of Ajuga decumbens:

The whole plant is analgesic, decoagulant, depurative, febrifuge and haemostatic. It promotes tissue regeneration. A decoction of the leaves, or the leaf juice, is used internally in the treatment of bladder ailments, diarrhoea, eye troubles etc whilst externally it is applied to burns, cuts etc. A decoction of the stem is bathed onto neuralgic and rheumatic parts. A hot decoction of the seed is used in the treatment of stomach ache and diarrhoea.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Evergreen
Perennial

Height:
10 cm
(4 inches)

Flovering:
April
to June

Habitat of the herb:

Thin woods and hedges in hills and low mountains, C. and S. Japan. Sunny meadows on hill sides from the lowlands to elevations of 1000 metres.

Propagation of Ajuga decumbens:

Seed - sow spring or autumn in the open border. Division in spring.

Cultivation of the herb:

Thin woods and hedges in hills and low mountains, C. and S. Japan. Sunny meadows on hill sides from the lowlands to elevations of 1000 metres.

Known hazards of Ajuga decumbens:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.