(Herbs Knowledge) Strawberry Bush

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

(Herbs Knowledge) Strawberry Bush


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

Scientific Names

Euonymus americanus L. E. American euonymus Staff-tree family

Common Names

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Parts Usually Used

Stem and root bark, seeds
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

This herb is not the garden strawberry. It is a bush 3-6 ft tall with flowers that are greenish-purple. Erect or straggling, deciduous or nearly evergreen shrub. Stalks are green, 4-angled. Leaves rather thick, lustrous, sessile; tips sharp-pointed. Flowers greenish purple; petals stalked. Flowers in May to June. Fruits scarlet, warty. Do not look like garden strawberry fruit.

Strawberry bush (Euonymus americanus) is a related plant to wahoo (Euonymus atropurpureus). Medicinally strawberry bush is equivalent to wahoo.
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Where Found

Rich woods. Southeastern New York, Pennsylvania to Florida; Texas, Oklahoma to Illinois.
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Native Americans used root tea for uterine prolapse, vomiting of blood, stomachaches, painful urination, wash for swellings. Bark formerly used by physicians as tonic, laxative, diuretic, and expectorant. Tea used for malaria, indigestion, liver congestion, constipation, lung afflictions. Powdered bark applied to the scalp was thought to eliminate dandruff. Seeds are strongly laxative.
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Fruit, seeds, and bark may be poisonous. Do not ingest. Fruits may cause vomiting, diarrhea, and unconsciousness.Do not use without medical supervision.
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, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, edited by William H. Hylton, Rodale Press, Inc. Emmaus, PA, 18049., 1974

, 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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