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Parkinson documents the historic confusion with Consolida, Symphytum, Prunella, Laurentina, etc.
Parkinson, John (1640) 'Theatrum Botanicum' London, Thomas Cotes

Used historically, see Culpeper. ',,, ... excellent for falls or inward bruises, for it dissolves congealed blood, profitable for inward wounds, helps the rickets and other stoppings of the Liver, outwardly it is of wonderful force in curing wounds and ulcers, though festered, as also gangrenes and fistulas, it helps broken bones and dislocations. To conclude, let my countrymen esteem it as a Jewel...'.
Culpeper, Nicholas. (1650). A Physical Directory . London, Peter Cole.


Common name for the wild flower is 'Bugle'

Ajuga reptans 'Caitlin's Giant'

Genus: Ajuga
Species: reptans
Cultivar: 'Caitlin's Giant'
Distribution summary: N. Africa, Eurasia
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: Europe & Middle East (J), Europe & Mediterranean (E)
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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