(Herbs Knowledge) Corn-Cockle

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Corn-Cockle Scientific Names and Common Names,Corn-Cockle Biochemical Information,Uses,Warning,Where Found,Parts Usually Used,Corn-Cockle Description of Plant(s) and Culture,Medicinal Properties.


Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found
Uses | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Agrostemma githago L. Pink family

Parts Usually Used

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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

A tall silky biennial or annual weed (agrostemma githago), grows 1-3 feet tall, of the pink family, with flat, pinkish flowers and poisonous seeds. The leaves are lance-shaped; petals deep pink, veined. Flowers June to September.
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Where Found

Noxious weed often found in grain fields, waste places. Throughout the United States.
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Minute amounts of powdered seeds once taken in honey as a diuretic, expectorant, vermifuge (dewormer); used for jaundice, dropsy, and gastritis. Some European folk use for cancers, warts, and hard swellings in the uterus.
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Seeds are toxic, especially when broken; dangerous saponins are concentrated in seed embryo.

If seeds are to be used, do so only with medical supervision.
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, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, Third College Edition, Victoria Neufeldt, Editor in Chief, New World Dictionaries: A Division of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 15 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10023, 1984

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