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Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)

   Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys), fam. Scrophulariaceae.
   Blooms in May-June, in humid, shady parts of the forest.
   A closely related species, Heath Speedwell (Veronica officinalis), is used as choleretic, diuretic, wound-healing, expectorant, blood-stopping, antiinflammatory, and analgetic remedy. There are no clear data on Germander and Spike Speedwells, but they probably have at least some part of these properties. Moreover, speedwells are related to Plantain, famous for its medicinal values. Anyway, there are no statements about any harm of speedwells. They were also known to be used (even if no much success) to treat the bites of poisonous animals.

Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys) Germander Speedwell (Veronica chamaedrys)