(Natural Herbs) Great Rhododendron

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

(Natural Herbs) Great Rhododendron

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

Scientific Names

Rhododendron maximum L. Heath family

Common Names

Rhododendron
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Parts Usually Used

Leaves
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Thicket-forming evergreen shrub or small tree; 10-14 feet high. Leaves are large, leathery, without teeth; edges rolled under. Rose-pink (white) spotted flowers in very showy clusters; June to July. Easily confused with mountain laurel.
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Where Found

Damp woods. Southern Maine to Georgia; Alabama to Ohio.
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Uses

Native Americans poulticed leaves to relieve arthritis pain, headaches; taken internally in controlled dosage for heart ailments.
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Warning

Leaves are toxic. Ingestion may cause convulsions and coma. Avoid use or use only with medical supervision.
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Bibliography

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

, compiled by Shih-Chen Li, Georgetown Press, San Francisco, California, 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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