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Lycopus americanus

Helps to support an overactive thyroid by inhibiting peripheral iodine metabolism.   Bugleweed also influences the lungs and the heart, addressing issues with irregular or rapid heartbeat especially when it coincides with sleep difficulties.  

Bugleweed is a nerve calming herb and a vasoconstrictor which makes it useful for pain relief associated with situations involving irritability and tension.

Parts Used

 Dried Leaves and Flowers


Antioxidant - An herb that inhibits oxidation following free radical damage of important chemicals, enzymes, membranes, cells and tissues in the body.

Antitussive - An herb that reduces the urge to cough.

Astringent - An herb that constricts body tissues and are effective in stopping the flow of blood or other secretions. They are tightening, healing and drying, reducing irritation and inflammation and creating a barrier against infection that is helpful in wounds and burns.

Cordial - An herb that strengthen the heart and the circulatory system

Diuretic - An herbs that stimulate the elimination of fluid, without the depletion of minerals. If edema is a chronic problem, look for those herbs that are tonic to the kidney and liver as well as diuretic.  

Nervine - An herb that affects the nervous system; may be stimulating, sedating,  relaxing, or have a tonic and restorative effect on the central nervous system.

Vasoconstrictor - Herbs causing constriction of capillaries.

Ways To Use

As a tea, and less frequently as tinctures or encapsulations


Cooling and Drying 


Tea: 2 tsp in 1 cup boiling water, 3x per day.


Bugleweed is safe when used sensibly. Exceeding recommended doses of Bugleweed might cause a potentially harmful decrease in thyroid function; however, long-term use of bugleweed is considered safe for people and animals with hyperthyroidism. Bugleweed should not be used in cases of under-active thyroid (HYPOthyroidism).  It should not be taken during pregnancy or with excessive menstural bleeding.


Scientific Research

Thyroidology over the ages