15. Purple – Loose Strife

No 15
Common Name: Purple – Loose Strife
Scientific Name: Lythrum salicaria
Irish Name: Créachtach
Family: Créachtach
Habitat: Found in ditches, river banks, canals and wetlands
Uses: Purple loosestrife negatively affects both wildlife and agriculture by reducing the habitat.

Purple loosestrife is sometimes applied directly to the affected area for varicose veins, bleeding gums, hemorrhoids, and eczema, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

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