58. Rosebay Willow Herb

No 58
Common Name: Rosebay Willow Herb
Scientific Name: Chamaenerion angustifolium
Irish Name: Lus na tine
Family: Onagraceae
Habitat: margins of woodland, bogs, railway embankments and roadsides also seen where there was a fire whence its name Lus na Tine. Thrives on disturbed land
Uses: Rosebay Willow-herb has been used in a few areas of medicine. The powdered root was said to stop internal bleeding and an infusion of its leaves is sometimes used to treat asthma.  It has anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties

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