Ivy-Leaf Speedwell - Veronica hederifolia Ivy-Leaf Speedwell - Veronica hederifolia
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Herb: Ivy-Leaf Speedwell


Latin name: Veronica hederifolia


Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



Medicinal use of Ivy-Leaf 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:
50 cm
(1 foot)

Flovering:
April
to May

Habitat of the herb:

Common in cultivated ground throughout Britain.

Propagation of Ivy-Leaf Speedwell:

Seed - sow spring or autumn in situ.

Cultivation of the herb:

Common in cultivated ground throughout Britain.

Known hazards of Veronica hederifolia:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.