Bugle, scientific name Ajuga reptans, is an evergreen plant that belongs to the Lamiaceae family. It is also known as St. Lawrence plant, blue bugle, common bugle or carpet bugleweed, and is characterized by interesting anti-inflammatory, disinfectant, antiseptic and astringent properties. It can be applied to treat problems of the skin, hair, but also for digestive problems. For external use it is possible to prepare an infusion and use it to gargle, in order to counteract red gums, to clean wounds, to apply on skin irritations or to prepare sitz baths in order to give relief in case of hemorrhoids. Bring to boil a cup of water, remove from the heat and add a teaspoon of dried plant. Leave to brew for five minutes then filter and use it according to your needs. For internal use it is helpful in cases of intestinal inflammation and colitis. This use is demonstrated by scientific studies, we can mention, for example, the research published in the journal Biochemical pharmacology in 2009 (Di Paola et al) that observed that the teupolioside, the most important active ingredient of the bugle, has a beneficial action in the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the intestine. In this case you can take the mother tincture, 40 drops in a little water twice a day. To treat colitis and bowel problems it is also possible to take advantage from the synergy of bugle with the glycerin macerate of vine, vitis vinifera. In this case, in addition to the mother tincture of bugle, you can take 50 drops of vitis vinifera before breakfast. For internal use, it is always better to ask your doctor for advice to avoid interactions with other drugs already in use.
For internal use it is useful in case of intestinal inflammation and colitis, for external use is a help to counteract problems of skin, gums and hemorrhoids