(Herbs Wiki) Stillingia

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

(Herbs Wiki) Stillingia

Contents:

Common Names | Parts Usually Used | Plant(s) & Culture | Where Found | Medicinal Properties | Biochemical Information
Uses | Formulas or Dosages | Warning | Bibliography

Scientific Names

Stillingia sylvatica L.Euphorbiaceae

Common Names

Cockup hat
Marcory
Queen’s delight
Queen’s root
Silver leaf
Yaw root
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Parts Usually Used

Root
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Stillingia is a perennial plant; its stem grows 2-4 feet high, contains an acrid milky juice and bears alternate, sessile leaves that have a somewhat leathery texture. The yellow, petalless flowers grow in a terminal spike with the female flowers at the base. The fruit is a 3 lobed capsule.
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Where Found

Native of the pine barrens and sandy soils of the southern states of the United States.
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Medicinal Properties

Alterative, astringent, cathartic, diuretic, emetic
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Biochemical Information

Stillingine, which is an alkaloid; gum, starch, both a fixed and volatile oil and coloring matter
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Uses

A decoction of the root once was used to treat obstinate skin problems and help clear up ulcerations and pain after mercurial treatment for syphilis. Treats chronic laryngeal and bronchial inflammations, leucorrhea, chronic coughs, rheumatism, and chronic liver affections. In large doses, stillingia causes vomiting and diarrhea.
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Formulas or Dosages

Use dried, but not more than 2 year old, rootstock.

Decoction: boil 1 tsp. dried rootstock in 1 cup water. Take 1 cup per day, a mouthful at a time.

Tincture: a dose is from 5 to 20 drops.
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Warning

Taken internally, the acrid constituents of the fresh plant can cause irritation and symptoms of poisoning.
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Bibliography

, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1973

, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

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

, by Dr. David Frawley & Dr. Vasant Lad, Lotus Press, Twin Lakes, Wisconsin, Second edition, 1988.

, by Michael Tierra, C.A., N.D., O.M.D., Lotus Press, PO Box 325, Twin Lakes. WI 53181., Copyright 1988, published 1992

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