(Medicinal Herbs) Mezereon

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

(Medicinal Herbs)  Mezereon


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

Scientific Names

Daphne mezereum L.ThymelaeaceaeMezereum family

Common Names

Spurge flax
Spurge laurel
Spurge olive
Wild pepper
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Parts Usually Used

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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Mezereon is a small, European and Asian shrub; the stems have tough, leathery, gray-brown bark and bear alternate, smooth, lanceolate leaves. The rose-purple fragrant flowers appear on the branches in lateral clusters from February to April, before the leaves appear. The fruit is a red berry.
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Where Found

Has escaped from cultivation to grow wild in thickets and open woods in the northeastern states of the United States and eastern Canada.
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Medicinal Properties

Cathartic, diuretic, emetic, rubefacient, stimulant
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Once used as a purgative but little used today. Homeopathists still use medications made from the bark for skin problems and for respiratory and digestive ailments. Can be used for erysipelas and shingles.
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The entire plant is poisonous, and 3 or 4 berries can kill a person. People have even been poisoned by eating birds that had eaten the berries.

Never use without medical supervision under any circumstances.
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, by John Lust, Bantam Books, 666 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. copyright 1974.

, by Dr. H.C.A. Vogel; Keats Publishing, Inc., 27 Pine Street (Box 876) New Canaan, CT. 06840-0876. Copyright Verlag A. Vogel, Teufen (AR) Switzerland 1952, 1991

, 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

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

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