bog bean


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bog bean

(bog bēn)
Herbal derived fromMenyanthes trifoliata; unproven uses include as an antiscorbutic, antipyretic, antirheumatic, and as a purgative laxative. Safety not proven.
Synonym(s): marsh trefoil, water shamrock.
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The mint and bog bean draw butterflies and other insects, while birds like to use the rill as a convenient drinking bowl.