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BLUE-BOTTLE  (CENTAUREA CYANUS)
 

Family: Compositae

Bluebottle. Bluebow. Hurtsickle. Blue Cap.
(French) Bluet.
---Part Used---Flowers.
 

---Medicinal Action and Uses--

The flowers are the part used in modern herbal medicine and are considered to have tonic, stimulant and emmenagogue properties, with action similar to that of Blessed Thistle.

The powder or dried leaves is given with good success to those that are bruised by a fall, or have broken a vein inwardly, and void much blood at the mouth. Taken in the water of Plantain, Horsetail or the Greater Comfrey, it is a remedy against the poison of the scorpion and resisteth all venoms and poison. The seed or leaves taken in wine is good against the plague and all infectious diseases and in pestilential fevers. The juice put into wounds doth quickly solder up the lips of them together and heals ulcers and sores in the mouth. The juice dropped into the eyes takes away heat and inflammation.

BALM BARLEY BILBERRIES BAY TRE BEANS
BLUE-BOTTLE BORAGE BETONY BIRCH TREE  BLACKBERRY
BUCKTHORN BASIL

Barberry