Dog’s mercury

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Biological Name: Mercurialis perennisDog's Mercury

Other Names: Dog’s mercury, perennial mercury, Dog’s cole

Elements Applied: Green parts are applied in herbal medicine.

Used For: The herb is known to purify the intestines, and induce vomiting.

Fresh green parts are occasionally applied to relieve constipation. Herbal tincture is applied for stomach conditions and rheumatism.

Warning! Fresh herb can cause poisoning. Its toxins are stated to accumulate in the system. Careful boiling or drying the plant is believed to reduce or eliminate its toxicity.

The herb is still not suggested for internal use.

Additional Info: Dog’s mercury belongs to perennials and may be met in waste areas in the east of the USA. It is originally brought to Europe, where it is particularly found in mountainous forests. The stem is branchy, glabrous, and round, bearing ovate, green leaves covered with fuzz. The blossoming period lasts from mid spring to its end, when light-green flowers appear in spikes (male ones), and separately (female ones).

Preparation and Intake: The herb is not recommended for internal usage.

Safety: Warning! Fresh herb can be poisonous. Its toxins tend to accumulate in the organism. Not recommended for usage.