Bugleweed: Lycopus americanus (Muhl. ex W.Bartram)
Why bugleweed? Also known as “gypsy weed” and “American water horehound,” bugleweed L. americanus blooms late in summer and is found across much of North America.
Quality Assured: Our bugleweed is responsibly sourced from the USA. This herb is Certified Organic by Oregon Tilth. It is grown without the use of genetic engineering, artificial fertilizers, or pesticides. Our experts here at the Apothecary Shoppe personally evaluate every herb through taste, touch, and smell to assure that you are receiving the best botanicals suitable for use.
Benefits: Bugleweed is typically used in poultices, but can also be used in teas and tinctures. Because there is not adequate substantive scientific research as defined by the FDA we, are unable to provide any guidance on how to use this herb. We suggest you do your own research.
Cautions and Contraindications
Bugleweed is contraindicated for use with thyroid enlargement, hypothyroid, and with simultaneous use of other thyroid-related products.
Since bugleweed may interfere with blood glucose levels, use of bugleweed with diabetes should be monitored closely.
Avoid bugleweed while pregnant or breastfeeding.
Bugleweed Lycopus americanus: 1 teaspoon
Filtered, boiling water: 1 cup
Pour the boiling water over the herb and leave it to steep for five to 10 minutes. Strain the tea and it is ready to drink.