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White Deadnettle, Lamium album
Parts used: Flowering herb.
Constituents: Oligosaccharides, Mucilage, Choline, Biogenic amines (histamine, tyramine, methylamine), Flavonoids; quercetin and kaempferol.
Actions: Anti-spasmodic, Astringent, Uterine Tonic, Haemostatic, Amphoteric, Depurative, Anti-catarrhal, Expectorant, Nervine.
To uterus, improves uterine circulation, metrorrhagia, menorrhagia and dysmenorrhoea, especially congestive. Prostatitis.
Claimed to be the only known western herb that will resolve dysmenorrhoea with long-term use.
Leukorrhoea - used internally and externally.
Especially to the uterus. For women who are anaemic and always tired on menstruation and the female cycle.
Constipation or diarrhoea.
Catarrhal conditions of the upper respiratory tract, bronchitis.
Topically: Astringent and styptic, often used in vaginal douches for discharges, and anti-pruritic, vulnerary.
Herbal extract: 20-40mL per week.
Energetics: Bitter, astringent, cool.
Contraindications: None.