Simple Herbal Extracts | Culver’s Root


Culver’s Root

Botanical Name

Veronicastrum virginicum

Part Used



Not for use in pregnancy or while lactating. Blockage of the bile ducts, acute gallbladder inflammation, and intestinal blockage *

Traditional Information*

Formerly known as Leptandra, this herb was a popular Eclectic medicine. The root is a bitter tonic, aperient and cholagogue. It is a slow acting laxative used for liver congestion with non-obstructive jaundice, poor fat metabolism, liver headaches with constipation and clay colored stools. This herb works well with other liver herbs such as Dandelion or Chicory root.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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