The Herb.

(Chelone Glabra--Turtlehead)

This herb is found in low, damp places and rich, shaded soils in all parts of the United States It is called bitter herb, snake head etc. The flowers are reddish white, and grow in clusters, and do not bloom until late in autumn.

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Properties And Uses

This herb is an excellent bitter tonic and laxative, and is useful in costiveness, dyspepsia, loss of appetite, etc. It is an important ingredient in the Spiced Bitters. It may be given in a tea--drank freely for worms in children, or jaundice, yellowness of the skin, etc.