Ivy-Leaf Speedwell - Veronica hederifolia
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:
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.