Glechoma hederacea

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ground ivy

Herbal medicine
(1) Gutu kola, see there.  
(2) A low-lying perennial evergreen that contains vitamin C, it was used in colonial America for treating asthma, cough, fever, intestinal bloating, tuberculosis, ulcers and other conditions; it is less used by modern herbalists.

Glechoma hederacea,

n See ground ivy.

Glechoma hederacea

toxic plant in the family Lamiaceae; contains an unknown toxin which causes pulmonary edema and emphysema. Called also Nepeta hederacea, creeping charlie, ground ivy.
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