Speedwell (Veronica officinalis) seeds, organic
SPEEDWELL (Veronica officinalis) 50 seeds/pkt, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’sBotanical Name: Veronica officinalis
Other Names: Common Speedwell, Common Gypsyweed
Family: Plantain Family – Plantaginaceae
(formerly Figwort Family – Scrophulariaceae)
Plant Type: Perennial, Heirloom,Organic, Medicinal, Herb
Width: 1 ft.
Bloom Time: Spring-Fall
Bloom Color: lavender
Exposure: Full/part sun
Soil: well drained
Description: Veronica , also called Speedwell, is a
carefree and easy-to-grow perennial with long spikes of small [purple/lavender petals Veronica Speedwell is an attractive plant and grows in clusters from 3 to 5 feet tall, and blooms from spring to autumn.
Culinary Uses: Used for teas for its medicinal properties.
External Uses: Veronica Speedwell is used in salves and oils to treat eczema, skin irritations, wound healing and relieves itching.
Medicinal Parts Used: Leaves
Medicinal Properties and Uses of Veronica Speedwell: Veronica Speedwell's properties are expectorant, astringent, diaphoretic (sweat producing), antiscrofulous, diuretic, and tonic properties. Veronica Speedwell is high in tannins, glycoside acubin, and vitamins attributing it to its anti-inflammatory properties and promoting liver protection. Used often in cough remedies as an expectorant in herbal teas.
- Cautions: Veronica Speedwell is considered safe
- Veronica Speedwell tea Recipe: Steep 1 tsp dried Veronica Speedwell in 1 cup water. Strain and drink.
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