Wood betony can be enjoyed as a healthy tonic and substitute to black tea. Taken three times a day it can help calm anxiety, relieve nervous headaches and improve your overall health. As a medicine the herb has a long history of being used to treat a wide variety of lung and digestive issues, as well as being recognized as a gentle blood tonic. In Oriental medicine the species Stachys sieboldii is used. This species is sometimes called Chinese or Japanese artichoke. It is not related to artichokes, but is, like wood betony, from the mint family of plants. It also sometimes called “artichoke betony” and has very similar properties.
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