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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.

ground ivy,

n Latin name:
Glechoma hederacea; parts used: flowers, leaves; uses: sinusitis, allergies, diarrhea, bronchitis; precautions: nausea. Also called
alehoof, cat's foot, creeping Charlie, haymaids, or
hedgemaids.

ground ivy

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