Speedwell has a history of use in traditional herbal medicine.
Speedwell has been used to support respiratory health. It may alleviate symptoms of coughs, colds and respiratory congestion. Speedwell is sometimes included in herbal remedies or cough syrups.
Veronica officinalis, the botanical name of Speedwell, has been used to support digestive health. It is believed to have mild digestive properties and may help soothe digestive discomfort such as indigestion or stomachaches.
Speedwell has been used topically to address certain skin conditions. It may be used in the form of creams or ointments to soothe skin irritations, rashes or minor wounds.
It may also aide migraine headaches and can be used as a gargle for mouth and throat sores.
Some species of speedwell, such as Veronica officinalis, have edible leaves that can be used in culinary applications. The leaves are typically consumed fresh in salads or used as a garnish. However, it's important to note that the culinary use of speedwell is not as common as other herbs, and its flavour may vary between species.
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