Wood betony is effective with stomach cramps (as it stimulates and cleanse digestive system) and gastritis, as well as treating diarrhea (very small doses are used, as in large it gives laxative effect).
It helps with memory problems and lack of concentration.
It helps with PMS and menstrual cramps and pains.
If you have mouth ulcers, gum inflammations or a sore throat then gargling with betony extract will do wonders.
Muscle and nerve pain
Wood betony is wonderful for stiff necks, sore and tight muscles, muscles cramps, and any time you have muscle pain as well as neuralgia. It has also been used to effectively treat nerve pain from diabetic problems and the pain associated with shingles as well as facial nerve pain. It is also an excellent remedy for chronic rheumatism.
Wonderful for Headaches
Wood betony works wonders for tension headaches.
Stress and Anxiety
Its sedative properties are used for calming down emotional tension and treating anxiety and stress (it also strengthens the nervous system of the body), promotes good sleep, helps with nervous disorders and depression.
Wood betony also works well as a topical anti-inflammatory agent for skin rashes, mouth sores and other mucosal inflammations.
Wood betony is a good diuretic making it great for improving urine flow and helping to detox the body, as well as aid all kidney and bladder problems, ranging from kidney and bladder stones, infections, inflammation etc.
Wood betony also relaxes the smooth muscles of bronchi thus opening up the lungs, helping you to breathe – great for asthma and bronchitis. It is also very helpful with nasal congestion and pain in facial region due to sinusitis
Wood betony has also been used to detox the liver and improve liver function which aid in overall functioning of the body.
Lowers Blood Pressure
A study in Russia showed that wood betony has the ability to lower blood pressure over a period of time.