(Natural Herbs) Baneberry

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

(Natural Herbs) Baneberry


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

Scientific Names

Red Baneberry
White Baneberry

Baneberry, red Actaea rubra L. Baneberry, white Actaea pachypoda L. Buttercup family

Common Names

Red Baneberry
White Baneberry
White baneberry is known as Doll's eyes
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Parts Usually Used

Root, in both red and white baneberry.
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Red baneberry is a perennial; 2-3 ft. tall. Similar to white baneberry, though the flowerhead is rounder, and the berries are red and on less stout stalks. It fruits July to October.

White baneberry is a perennial, 1-2 ft. tall. Leaves twice-divided, leaflets oblong, sharp-toothed. Flowers in oblong clusters on thick red stalks. Fleshy white berries with a dark dot at the tip; fruits July to October. Flowers April to June
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Where Found

Found in rich woods. Southern Canada to northern New Jersey, West Virginia, west through Ohio and Iowa to South Dakota, Colorado, Utah, and Oregon.
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American Indians used red baneberry root tea for menstrual irregularity, postpartum pains, and as a purgative after childbirth; also used to treat coughs and colds.

Menominees used small amount of white baneberry root tea to relieve pain of childbirth, headaches due to eye strain. Once used for coughs, menstrual irregularities, colds, and chronic constipation; thought to be beneficial to circulation
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All parts of white baneberry may cause severe gastrointestinal inflammation and skin blisters. Its use is not recommended.

Red baneberry is poisonous. May cause vomiting, gastroenteritis, irregular breathing, and delirium. Its use is not recommended. These herbs are poisonous.
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, by Steven Foster and James A. Duke., Houghton Mifflin Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, NY 10000

, by Frances Densmore, Dover Publications, Inc., 180 Varick Street, New York, NY 10014, first printed by the United States Government Printing Office, Washington, in 1928, this Dover edition 1974

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