(Herbs Knowledge) Staggerbush

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


Contents:

Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found
Legends, Myths and Stories | Uses | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Lyonia mariana L.Heath family

Parts Usually Used

Leaves
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Slender, deciduous shrub; to 7 feet in height. Leaves thin, oblong to oval. White or pinkish flowers in umbel-like racemes, in clusters on old leafless branches; April to June.
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Where Found

Sandy, acid pine thickets. Southern Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York to Florida, eastern Texas to Arkansas.
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Legends, Myths and Stories

Benjamin Smith Barton, in his classic Essay Towards a Materia Medica of the United States (1801), wrote that leaf tea was used as wash of “disagreeable ulceration of the feet, which is not uncommon” in the southern states.
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Uses

Cherokee Indians used leaf tea externally for itching, ulcers.
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Warning

Poisonous. Produces “staggers” in livestock, hence the common name.

Use with medical supervision only
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Bibliography

, 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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