Virginia waterleaf is often a forgotten plant, as it is sort of hidden among it plant friends.
It can be eaten like any other green.
Virginia waterleaf is an astringent, so it can help tighten and tone tissue. It can help with loose stools, such as diarrhea.
Throughout history, it has been used to help with mouth and oral sores.
I foraged this plant in central Minnesota.
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NOTE: 1 oz bottles automatically come with a dropper, 2 oz bottles do not. If you want a dropper with a 2 oz purchase, please specify in notes section when placing order.
Tinctures are meant to be used as medicine in small amounts. Add 10-20 drops to your tea, juice, water or directly into your mouth when needed.
Dosages for children are not provided in most herbals. To determine the correct dose you need to consider the size of the child, the ailment, the power of the herb you intend to use, and the adult dosage.
Young's Rule for determining dosage uses the child's age divided by twelve plus the age. The dosage for a 4 year old:
4/12+4 = 4/16 = 1/4 of the adult dose.
I use the folk method for making all my tinctures, which uses no measurements except sizing things up with your eyes. So I put the plant material in a jar and then fill with alcohol.
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