Definition of woundwort in English:

woundwort

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Pronunciation: /ˈwuːndwəːt
 
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noun

  • A hairy Eurasian plant resembling a dead-nettle, formerly used in the treatment of wounds.
    • Genus Stachys, family Labiatae: several species
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    • There are some 300 species of Stachys, also known as betonies, hedge nettles and woundworts.
    • One of the most intriguing groups of plants sought for their healing qualities, the woundworts, offers plenty of material for the researcher.
    • There is no record of it being applied to bleeding wounds - the English woundworts are effective in initiating coagulation by reason of their hairs.

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