Common Names: Lousewort, Wood betony, Purple betony.
Scientific Name: Stachys Officinalis
Common Uses: Anthelmintic, astringent, carminative, diuretic, expectorant, vulnerary.
Warning: Not enough is known about the use of betony during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
Origin: Found in old European gardens, damp or dry meadows, on sunny slopes, and along forest paths.