Lesson 14: Bugle


  • Torey
    Torey Posts: 5,505 admin

    I'm glad you are talking about some of the lesser known herbs, Judson. We (even experienced herbalists) tend to reach for the most common or widely used herb to treat an illness or injury, but there are so many choices. When something is growing in our yards, it should be harvested and used. Especially something like this than can grow as prolifically as Ajuga, even in my northern garden.

    Some of its older names of Carpenter's Herb or Sicklewort (herb for sickle cuts?) tend to indicate Bugle's usefulness as a wound healer.

    Just wanted to comment here, that in the old herbals, a wineglass means a 3 oz. measurement.

  • judsoncarroll4
    judsoncarroll4 Posts: 5,354 admin

    Thanks! Yes, Bugle is a neat herb. I really only learned about it because I kept seeing the plant and wondering what it was. I finally had to look it up.

  • Monek Marie
    Monek Marie Posts: 3,535 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I was just thinking about this plant and wondering if it had an herbal use. Its very common around her and considered invasive but I like it. Now I like it more!