Ajuga Chamaepitys.A small wild mossy plant, of a resinous smell. It grows four inches high. The stalks are hairy, the leaves close set; the young shoots obscure the stalk, in the form of a thick round tuft. The leaves are short, narrow, and divided into three parts at the end, rough and hairy. The flowers are small and yellow, standing at the joints.

Herbal Remedies and Medicinal Uses of Ground Pine:

The whole plant is to be powderedfor infusion. It is a powerful diuretic, promoting urine, and removing obstructions of the liver and spleen; therefore valuable in jaundice, rheumatism, and most of the chronic diseases. Take, for a dose, a small teaspoonful of the powder. A decoction of this plant, Dandelion, and Agrimony, is a great remedy for liver complaints, and obstructions.

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This page and the rest of the encyclopedia of medicinal herbs was reproduced from old herbals written in the 1700 and 1800s. They are of historical interest to show the traditional uses of various herbs based on folk medicine and ancient wisdom. However the traditional uses for these herbs have not been confirmed by medical science and in some cases may actually be dangerous. Do not use the these herbs for any use, medicinal or otherwise, without first consulting a qualified doctor.

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