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Warning: Many herbs adversely interact with modern medicines and should only be taken after consulting with medical professionals. Use as directed by a health care provider. Always follow the manufacturers dosage guidelines!


WOODRUFF (Asperula odorata, Galium odoratum)

The herb Woodruff is also known as Sweet Woodruff. It is native of Europe, North Africa and Asia, but grown just about everywhere now.

WOODRUFF
This perennial grows in clumps 8 to 15 inches in height and has small white flowers that bloom in May and June.

The non medicinal uses are mostly for its fragrance. Sweet Woodruff's smell resembles freshly mown hay or vanilla. It is used in packs of pot potpourris to add fragrance to your home. The dried leaves placed into linen closets give off a sweet aroma and keep moths out.

Benefits:
- Woodruff acts as a mild sedative and can be given to children and adults for insomnia.
- the leaves are used anticeptically on wounds to promote healing
- the Woodruff Leaf Tea eases liver disorders
- a tea of the leaves can be used as a digestive aid
- Sweet woodruff can be used as a tonic that is diuretic and has anti inflammatory properties
- Sweet Woodruff is said to be helpful with varicose veins

Tea:
A fragrant and pleasant tasting tea may be made from the leaves and blossoms of the Sweet Woodruff plant. Add 2 teaspoons dried woodruff leaves and or flowers to 1 cup of water and let steep for 5 minutes.

Cautions:
Sweet Woodruff is safe safe when consumed in normal amounts. High concentrated doses of sweet woodruff may cause headaches, mind-altering effects, and sleep apnea. Always follow directions when using prepared formulations.



Warning: Many herbs adversely interact with modern medicines and should only be taken after consulting with medical professionals. Use as directed by a health care provider. Always follow the manufacturers dosage guidelines!




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