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Veronica Speedwell Dried ( Veronica officinalis ) - 75 g - Herbal Collection

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Veronica Speedwell Dried (Veronica officinalis) - 75 g - Herbal Collection



May help with


  • Colds, coughs, bronchitis, asthma
  • stomach cramps, ulcers
  • Chronic skin conditions
  • Rheumatism
  • Nervous fatigue due to physical or intellectual overstrain


Source : http://www.wikiphyto.org/wiki/Veronica


Reference on http://www.wikiphyto.org


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plant name


Speedwell, Male Speedwell


International Latin denomination


Veronica officinalis L.


botanical family




Description and habitat


  • Creeping plant of ditches and undergrowth, 10 to 40 cm, forming carpets on light wood soils and dry lawns in siliceous environment
  • Oval, ash-green, hairy leaves
  • Bright bloom of small lilac-veined flowers, arranged in dense clusters
  • Common in Europe and North America, cold temperate regions


History and tradition



Parts used


  • flowering plant


Dosage forms available



Usual dosages




Main components of the plant



Main components of buds or young shoots


Main components of essential oil




Plant properties



Bud properties


Properties of essential oil




Indications of the whole plant (phytotherapy)


  • Colds, coughs, bronchitis, asthma
  • stomach cramps, ulcers
  • Chronic skin conditions
  • Rheumatism
  • Nervous fatigue due to physical or intellectual overstrain


Indications of the bud (gemmotherapy)


Specific indications of essential oil (aromatherapy)


Known or suspected mode of action


  • Vulnerable comes from “vulnus -eris injury => vulnerarius = specific to wound healing


Usual formulations





Possible side effects and precautions for use


  • None known


Bibliographic references


  1. Go↑ Scarlat M, Sandor V, Tămaş M, Cuparencu B. Experimental anti-ulcer activity of Veronica officinalis L. extracts. J Ethnopharmacol. 1985 May;13(2):157-63. PMID 4021513
  2. Go↑ Viljoen A, Mncwangi N, Vermaak I. Anti-Inflammatory Iridoids of Botanical Origin. Current Medicinal Chemistry. 2012;19(14):2104-2127. doi:10.2174/092986712800229005.
  3. Go↑ Gründemann C, Garcia-Käufer M, Sauer B, Stangenberg E, Könczöl M, Merfort I, Zehl M, Huber R. Traditionally used Veronica officinalis inhibits proinflammatory mediators via the NF-κB signalling pathway in a human lung cell line. J Ethnopharmacol. 2013 Jan 9;145(1):118-26. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2012.10.039. PMID 23142555
  4. Go↑ Picerno P, Autore G, Marzocco S, Meloni M, Sanogo R, Aquino RP. Anti-inflammatory activity of verminoside from Kigelia africana and evaluation of cutaneous irritation in cell cultures and reconstituted human epidermis. J Nat Prod. 2005 Nov;68(11):1610-4. PMID 16309308
  • Verproside, a New Iridoid Glucoside from Veronica officinalis L. (Scrophulariaceae). Fatma Ü. Afifi-Yazar, Otto Sticher. Helvetica Chimica Acta, Volume 63, Issue 7, pages 1905–1907, 29 October 1980
  • Crişan G, Tămaş M, Miclăuş V, Krausz T, Sandor V. A comparative study of some Veronica species. Rev Med Chir Soc Med Nat Iasi. 2007 Jan-Mar; 111 (1): 280-4. PMID 17595882


Store in a cool, dry place, away from light. Keep tightly closed, away from the reach of Children and pets.

Do not exceed the daily dose.


This product is not intended to prevent or cure any form of illness or disease.

If you are pregnant or nursing ; If you have a medical condition or are in the course of medical treatment ; If you are programmed for theater/operation in the near future, please consult your healthcare practitioner before using this product.


This product cannot replace a varied and balanced diet and a healthy lifestyle.


This product has not been evaluated by the SAHPRA for its quality, safety or intended use.


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