(Herbs Wiki) Lambkill

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

(Herbs Wiki) Lambkill


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

Scientific Names

Kalmia angustifolia L. Heath family

Common Names

Calico bush
Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia)
Sheep laurel
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Parts Usually Used

Twigs, leaves, flowers
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

A small North American plant of the heath family, with pinkish flowers and evergreen leaves; poisonous to sheep and other animals. Slender shrub; 3-5 feet tall. Stems are crooked and have rough bark. Leaves opposite, leathery, elliptical to lance-shaped, 2-3 inches long. Flowers deep rose-pink (or white), to 1/2 inch across; in clusters on sides of twigs; May to July. Flowers are axillary rather than terminal, as in Mountain Laurel (K. latifolia).
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Where Found

Found in dry soils, rocky hills and elevated ground in most parts of the United States. New Foundland to Virginia, Georgia mountains; north to Michigan.
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Medicinal Properties

Sedative, astringent
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Native Americans used minute amounts of flower, leaf, and twig tea for bowel ailments. Tiny amounts of leaf tea used for colds, backaches, stomach ailments. Externally, for swelling, pain, and sprains. The plant, in medicinal doses under medical supervision, is antisyphilitic, sedative to the heart, fevers, tinnitus, vertigo, jaundice, neuralgia, and inflammation.

According to one herbalist, the antidote for poisoning from this herb, whether of man or beast, is whiskey.
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Highly toxic! Do not ingest. Use only under medical supervision.
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, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, by Alma R. Hutchens, Shambala Publications, Inc., Horticultural Hall, 300 Massachusetts Avenue, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, 1973

, 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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