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Kidney Vetch

Kidney Vetch

Scientific name: Anthyllis vulneraria

Kidney Vetch, also known as Woundwort, is a medicinal plant native to Europe. Vulneraria means "wound healer".

Kidney Vetch is little known today but was traditionally used to relieve spasms, detoxify, reduce swelling, and promote wound healing.

Kidney vetch is the foodplant of the small blue butterfly larvae.

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Photograph courtesy of Cath Shellswell.