Wood Betony is an excellent remedy for head problems as with pain in the head, headaches, and face twitching. It relaxes nervous tension as well as opens up constrictive blood vessels that are the basis for the headaches.
Wood Betony is used in combination with other herbs for treating rheumatism and other diseases which stem from impurities of the blood.
It will remove obstructions of the liver and spleen, mildly stimulate the heart, and expel worms from the system. It is also a general tonic for digestive disorders. It acts as a gentle laxative and also tones the stomach. It can prevent or cure scurvy indicating its vitamin C content.
Alterative: This herb cleanses, stimulates, and aids in the efficient removal of waste products
Anti-scorbutic: This herb prevents and relieves scurvy (which is caused by not getting enough Vitamin C)
Aperient: This herb is a mild laxative without purging
Aromatic: This herb contains volatile, essential oils that aid digestion and relieves gas.
Astringent: This herb has a constricting or binding effect, for example: one that checks hemorrhages or secretions by coagulation of proteins on a soft surface
Carminative: This herb relieves intestinal gas pain and distension; promotes peristalsis
Hepatic: This herb supports and stimulates the liver, gall bladder, and spleen, and increase the flow of bile
Nervine: This herb strengthens functional activity of the nervous system
Parasiticide: This herb kills parasites and worms
Sedative: This herb exerts a quieting, soothing or tranquilizing effect; sedatives may be local, general, nervous or vascular
Stomachic: This herb strengthens stomach function
Bitter: This herb stimulates secretion of digestion and encourages appetite
Tonic: This herb restores, nourishes, and supports the entire body; it exerts a gently strengthening effect on the body