Bogbean or buckbean grows in shallow water in ponds, lakes and bogs in both North America and Europe. The rhizome and leaves contain secoiridoids and iridoids that are primarily respnosbile for it's bitter taste. Historically it was used stimulate digestion to improve apetitie and relieve indigestion as well as treat liver and gallbladder diseases. It possess some antiinflammatory properies making it usefful for arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.
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