Common Names: Ajuga, Archangle, Ashangee, Green Wolf’s Foot, Gypsy Weed, Gypsywort, Hoarhound, Lycopi Herba, Lycopus Americanus, Lycopus Europaeus, Lycopus Europea, Lycopus Virginicus, Menta de Lobo, Paul’s Betony, Sweet Bugle, Water Bugle, Water Hoarhound, Water Horehound, Virginia Water Horehound, Wolfstrapp.
Scientific Name: Lycopus Virginicus L., Labiatae, Mint Family
Common Uses: Bugleweed is used to lower high levels of thyroid hormones (hyperthyroidism) It is also used to treat premenstrual syndrome; breast pain; nervousness; trouble sleeping (insomnia); and bleeding, especially nosebleeds and heavy bleeding during menstruation.
*Warnings: Bugleweed might be safe for most people, but thyroid disease should not be self-treated due to possible complications. Long-term use of bugleweed can cause an enlarged thyroid gland. Discontinuing bugleweed abruptly can result in high levels of thyroid and prolactin, which might cause physical symptoms.
Origin: Wet places, Nova Scotia to Georgia; Arkansas to Oklahoma, Nebraska to Minnesota.