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A PERENNIAL growing to 1m with a purplish squarish stem clad in short hairs, and opposite leaves that have serrated margins and are palmately lobed.

Prefers any moist soil in semi-shade or full sun, and can grow in nutritionally poor soil.

Flowers can be eaten fresh or dried and the leaves and flowering tops are prepared as a herbal medicine.

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Fresh or dried flowers can be used as a flavouring in soups, and beer, and the dried flowers can be used to make a herbal tea.

It is particularly valuable as a herb for female complaints and cardiac problems.

It allays nervous irritability, is noted for heart palpitations, has a strengthening effect, especially on a weak heart, is antispasmodic and sedative. Also any probblems associated with menstruation, childbirth and menopause, especially of nervous origin.

Usually made into a conserve or syrup, or alcoholic tincture extract.

It gives a dark olive-green dye.

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Latin Name

(Leonorus cardiaca)