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BOTANICAL MEDICINE DATABASE
Betony (Wood Betony)
MEDICINAL USE
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)
Stachys offincialis
Analgesic, Astringent, Alterative, Carminative, Nervine, Sedative, Tonic, Narcotic
COMBINES WITH
Comfrey
WARNINGS
Fresh leaves are intoxicating. High doses can cause diarrhea and vomiting.
PREPARATION
Infusion: 1 tsp/cup TID. Tincture: (1:5, 45%), 2-6ml TID. Dried herb: 2-4g, TID. Poultice, mouth wash/gargle.