71. Redshank

No 71
Common Name: Redshank
Scientific Name: Persicaria maculosa
Irish Name: Glúineach dhearg
Family: Polygonaceae
Habitat: Seen growing close to water and on arable land,
Uses: The plant has been used externally in the treatment of arthritis. An infusion of the leaves has been used in the treatment of colds and chest complaints, and also as a mouth wash to treat toothaches

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