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Herb Information
Name: Brooklime
Biological Name: Veronica beccabunga
Other Names: Beccabunga, mouth-smart, neckweed, speedwell, water pimpernel, water purslain, brooklime
Remedies For

Diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge.

The fresh juice of the herb is mildly diuretic. In older herbals, it is also recommended for intestinal disorders and anemia. Once prized, it is little used today.

Description: 

Brookline is a succulent perennial plant found growing in wet places, as in streams and ditches. Its round stem grows 1 to 1-1/2 feet high from a creeping, jointed rootstock. The leaves are glabrous, ovate or broadly elliptical, and finely serrate. The small blue flowers grow in axillary spikes from May to August.

Dosage:

Juice: Take 1 tsp. to 3 tbsp., three times a day. Take in milk if the stomach is sensitive.

Safety: No information is available. Not used now.

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