Native to Europe, this perennial, low creeper has been traditionally used to treat congestion, throat, skin and digestive problems, coughs, gout, wounds, gastric ulcers and ear infections. It has astringent, expectorant, diuretic and anti-inflammatory properties.
It has an ancient history of medicinal usage and the leaves and flowers are often taken as a bitter tea. It was often added to tea blends. It was commonly used as a upper respiratory and urinary tonic.
This ground cover enjoys moist conditions in full sun to part shade.