Herb: Necklace Weed


Latin name: Veronica peregrina


Family: Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)



Medicinal use of Necklace Weed:

The whole plant is emmenagogue and haemostatic. It promotes the knitting together of broken bones. A decoction is used in the treatment of dysmenorrhoea, fractures, haemoptysis and traumatic injuries.

Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual/Biennial


Height:
20 cm
(7 3/4 inch)

Flovering:
April
to July

Habitat of the herb:

Wet places, especially on river banks in lowland C. and S. Japan. Cultivated ground and damp waste places in Britain.

Propagation of Necklace Weed:

Seed - sow spring or late summer in situ.

Cultivation of the herb:

Wet places, especially on river banks in lowland C. and S. Japan. Cultivated ground and damp waste places in Britain.

Known hazards of Veronica peregrina:

None known

Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.