BAYBERRY (Myrica cerifera) Root
About this Herb
Bayberry is one of the best medicinal plants in America, with documentation back to the North American Indians using this plant for treating the liver. It is either a large shrub or a small tree. It grows in thickets near swamps and marshes and in the sand belt near the Atlantic coast and along the shores of Lake Erie. It can grow to 8 feet, its flowers are unisexual, it’s fruit is small groups of round berries, which are crusted with greenish-white wax. The leaves lanceolate, shining or resinous and are dotted on both sides.
Very power mucus membrane toner, used for head colds, painful and swollen intestines (colitis), diarrhea, and nausea. In large amounts, bayberry is used to cause vomiting. Some people also use it to stimulate the circulatory system
- Sore throat, when used as a gargle.
- Vaginal discharge, when used as a douche.
- Skin ulcers and wounds, when applied to the skin.
- Other conditions.
How to use:
Decoction :Use 2 grams (1 teaspoon) of dried root or 1 to 2 tsp of whole or crushed berries steeped in 150 ml (approximately 2/3 of a cup) of hot water for 10 to 15 minutes.
There has been found in the bark of stem and root volatile oil, starch, lignin, gum, albumen, extractive, tannic and gallic acids, acrid and astringent resins, a red colouring substance, and an acid resembling saponin.
Bayberry can also cause nausea, vomiting, and liver damage. High blood pressure: Bayberry contains large amounts of chemicals called tannins. Tannins can increase the amount of sodium that the body retains. This can cause extra fluids to build up, and that can raise blood pressure.
BAYBERRY (Myrica cerifera) Root C/s
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