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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Useful in the treatment of headaches secondary to muscle tension and/or hypertension that is worsened by anxiety. A related set of indications is nervous debility associated with anxiety and tension.
Powerful skeletal muscle relaxant
Betony (Wood Betony)
Analgesic, Astringent, Alterative, Carminative, Nervine, Sedative, Tonic, Narcotic
Fresh leaves are intoxicating. High doses can cause diarrhea and vomiting.
Infusion: 1 tsp/cup TID. Tincture: (1:5, 45%), 2-6ml TID. Dried herb: 2-4g, TID. Poultice, mouth wash/gargle.