Quinsy-Wort

Botanical Name : Asperula cynanchica
Family: Rubiaceae
Subfamily: Rubioideae
Tribe: Rubieae
Genus: Asperula
Species: A. cynanchica
Kingdom: Plantae
Order: Gentianales

Synonym:  Squinancy-wort

Common Names :Quinsy-Wort, Squinancywort or Squincywort

Habitat :Quinsy-Wort is native to much of southern and central Europe from Spain and Ireland to Russia.It grows in short grassland or sand dunes on calcareous soils.

Description:
Quinsy-Wort is perennial plant. It is  small, smooth  and 6 to 10 inches high, with very narrow, close-set leaves, four in a whorl, two of each whorl much smaller than the others. The flowers are in loose terminal bunches, the corollas only 1/6 inch in diameter, pink externally and white inside, and are in bloom during June and July.CLICK & SEE THE  PICTURES

Medicinal Uss:
The plant was at one time esteemed as a remedy for quinsy, but it is no longer used in herbal medicine.

Other Uses:
In Sweden, the roots have been used as a red dying agent.

Disclaimer:
The information presented herein is intended for educational purposes only. Individual results may vary, and before using any supplements, it is always advisable to consult with your own health care provider..

Resources:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asperula_cynanchica
http://www.botanical.com/botanical/mgmh/q/quiwor07.html
http://www.pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Asperula+cynanchica

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