BOTANICAL NAME: Chelone glabra Linn.
COMMON NAMES: English: Balmony. Snakehead.
DESCRIPTION: A perennial herb about 1m. high, erect, simple, branched above. Leaves mostly linear, acuminate, appressed, serrate, nearly sessile. Spikes 3-8 cm long, subtended by scarcely reduced foliage leaves, bracts not ciliated. Flowers white or rose tinged.
DISTRIBUTION: Eastern United States and Canada
PART USED: Whole plant.
LIVER: A remedy in liver affections with pain and soreness of the left lobe of the liver and extending downwards. Jaundice. Dyspepsia with liver affections. Debility.
WORMS: For round and thread worms. It is an enemy to every kind of worm infesting the human body.
POTENCY: Mother tincture.