(Natural Herbs) Privet

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

(Natural Herbs) Privet


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

Scientific Names

Ligustrum vulgare L. Ligustrum lucidum Oleaceae Olive family

Common Names

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Parts Usually Used

Leaves, bark
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Description of Plant(s) and Culture

Privet is a deciduous shrub; grows to 15 feet in the natural state, the stems bear dark green, opposite, oblong-ovate to lanceolate leaves 1 or 2 inches long and about 1/2 as wide. The small, white, funnelform flowers grow in dense, pyramidal panicles during June and July. The fruit is a shiny black berry.
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Where Found

Grows wild in southern Europe, northern Africa, and western Asia and is commonly cultivated as a hedge plant in parks and gardens in North America.
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Medicinal Properties

Astringent, bitter
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Biochemical Information

Oleanolic, palmitic, linoleic and ursolic acids, mannitol and glucose, starch, bitter resin, bitter extractive, albumen, salts, and a peculiar substance called ligustrin
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Legends, Myths and Stories

The genus Ligustrum, of the olive family (Oleaceae) comprises approximately 50 species.
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A decoction of leaves or bark is helpful for diarrhea, chronic bowel problems, and as a vaginal douche, mouthwash or gargle, a wash for skin problems, and its bitter properties make the tea useful for improving appetite and digestion.
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Formulas or Dosages

Decoction: boil 1 tsp. leaves or bark in 1 cup water. Take 1 to 2 cups a day.
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The berries are poisonous; children have died from eating them.
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, by Clarence Meyer, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1973

, by Nicholas Culpeper, Meyerbooks, publisher, PO Box 427, Glenwood, Illinois 60425, 1990, (reprint of 1814)

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

, 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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