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A decoction used for 'stopping or hardness of the spleen' and for wounds or ulcers. "Harmful to many". Not licensed as a herbal medicine in UK
Gerard, John (1633) The Herbal or General History of Plants. Revised and enlarged by Thomas Johnson. Fascimile Dover Publications Inc. New York. p 491

Other use

Plant used to make woad, a dye.

Isatis tinctoria L.

Genus: Isatis
Species: tinctoria L.
Common names: Woad
Distribution summary: C. & S.Europe
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Europe & Middle East (J)
Flowering months: May
Reason for growing: Medicinal, other use

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