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betony

(bĕt′n-ē)
n. pl. beto·nies
Any of several plants of the widespread genus Stachys in the mint family, especially S. officinalis, native to Eurasia and northern Africa and having spikes of usually reddish-purple flowers. It was formerly used as an herbal medicine. Also called wood betony, woundwort.

bet·o·ny

(bet'ŏ-nē)
Agent derived from Stachys officinalis; suggested ability to lower blood pressure; completely unsubstantiated claims as valuable in therapy for asthma, bronchitis, toothache, and many more disorders.
Synonym(s): bishop's wort.
[L. betonicus, vettonicus, pertaining to the Vettones, an ancient people]
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Similar to Florida betony, the root bulb is edible, with a sweet and succulent flavor that's often underappreciated.
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Betony Taylor, PR Manager said, "More and more news agencies and journalists are depending on the immediacy of online content.
This change led to the decline of many native plants once common to New England, including the pasture thistle and the wood betony, said Robert I.
HEADACHE Whoever is frequently afflicted with a headache let him make a lotion of the vervain, betony , chamomile and red fennel; let him wash his head three times a week therewith and he will be cured.
Did You Know: In medieval times hemlock, mixed with betony and fennel seed, was considered a cure for the bite of a mad dog.
Its PR manager Betony Garner said: "Quite often the terrain is not difficult or extensive enough, so people should be aware that, while resorts may be cheap, they may not enjoy their time of the slopes as much as if they had paid a little bit more.
Yn sicr roedd yn broblem reit gyffredin ac roedd 'na nifer o wahanol blanhigion yn cael eu defnyddio i'w drin - rhai mor amrywiol 'r milddail (Achillea millefolium; yarrow), ffa'r gors (Menyanthes trifoliata; bog bean), llau'r offeiriad (Galium aparine; cleavers), fioled br (Viola odorata; sweet violet) a chribau Sant Ffraid (Satchys officinalis; betony).
Sarah also made friends through prenatal sessions and, since Betony's arrival 10 months ago, at baby classes, which she believes will last for life.