Corn Speedwell - Veronica arvensis Corn Speedwell - Veronica arvensis
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Herb: Corn Speedwell


Latin name: Veronica arvensis


Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



Medicinal use of Corn Speedwell:

The herb is alterative, antiscorbutic and diuretic. It is used in the treatment of scurvy, impurities of the blood etc. It is also used as a remedy for scrofulous affections, especially of the skin, and is bruised and applied externally for healing burns, ulcers, whitlows and the mitigation of painful piles.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual


Height:
15 cm
(6 inches)

Flovering:
March to
October

Habitat of the herb:

Cultivated ground, grassland and on heaths, in more or less open habitats and usually on dry soils.

Propagation of Corn Speedwell:

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.

Cultivation of the herb:

Cultivated ground, grassland and on heaths, in more or less open habitats and usually on dry soils.

Known hazards of Veronica arvensis:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.