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Sweet woodruff (Asperula odorata)

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Synonyms / Common Names / Related Terms
Asperula odorata, Galium odoratum, herb walter, kiss-me-quick, master of the forest, master of the woods, our lady's lace, Rubiaceae (family), sweet scented bedstraw, Waldmeister, wood rove, wuderove.

Mechanism of Action


  • Constituents: Sweet woodruff contains l-ascorbic acid, coumarins and flavonoids.5,4,1,3,2 Secondary sources also report that it contains citric, malic and rubichloric acids and tannic acid.


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  2. Brown, D. Encyclopaedia of Herbs and their Uses. 1995.
  3. Stuart, M. The Encyclopedia of Herbs and Herbalism. 1979.
  4. Kovac-Besovic, E. E. and Duric, K. Thin layer chromatography-application in qualitative analysis on presence of coumarins and flavonoids in plant material. Bosn J Basic Med Sci 2003;3(3):19-26. 16232145
  5. Wierzchowska-Renke, K. [Study of the content of 1-ascorbic acid in the herb Asperulae odoratae L. depending on the stage of its development in the period of vegetation]. Acta Pol Pharm 1969;26(2):181-185. 5790977

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