A herb with antiseptic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory properties. Herbal baths aid stiff muscles and achy joints, while herbal teas relieve the pains caused by arthritic conditions. Especially good for digestive problems: it relieves flatulence and is used for liver and gall bladder complaints. It also stimulates the nervous system and aids mental alertness. A remedy for lethargy and apathy, it is useful for students and people who suffer from mental exhaustion or depression. It also has mild oestrogenic properties and therefore helps alleviate certain female disorders. Used as a gargle, it relieves sore throats, mouth irritations and strengthens the gums.
Precautions: Avoid during pregnancy and lactation.
Use ½ tbsp to 1 cup boiling water. Can be sweetened with honey.