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An information-packed device for the amateur or convenient reference for the veteran. Distills years of data into a cheap and conveyable ebook. With this consultant, you'll detect tips to determine medicinal vegetation within the contiguous usa.

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Modern uses: Leaf and flower extraction are Commission E–approved for treating dyspepsia and gallbladder and liver problems. Peppermint oil is approved for colds, coughs, bronchitis, fevers, mouth and larynx inflammations, infection prevention, dyspepsia, and gallbladder and liver problems. Recent studies in Europe suggest it may be a treatment for irritable bowel syndrome. The tea and oil have an antispasmodic effect on the digestive system. Peppermint leaves and extractions are used to treat colic, cramps, and flatulence.

Habitat: Found nationwide Bittersweet nightshade along streams, ditches, thickets, lakeshores, and bogs. Often clings to willow and other shrubs and hangs over the water. Food: Not edible. Berries toxic. Traditional uses: Root infusion administered by Native Americans to treat nausea and mixed with an unspecified herb to treat gas; also taken as an antiemetic. Its external use documented in the form of an oil-based salve. Plant long considered an anticancer drug (unproven). Modern uses: Commission E–approved for treating warts, acne, eczema, and furuncles.

Traditional uses: Cherokees and Iroquois ate the fruit smashed and dried into small cakes for winter use. When reconstituted the dried fruit was blended into corn masa to make corn bread. The inner bark used to make cordage. Medicinal uses are undocumented. indd 25 25 8/29/14 12:56 PM Modern uses: Research at Purdue University may yield a potent anticancer chemical from the leaves and stems of the plant. These pawpaw-derived compounds help cut the amount of energy going to high-energy cells such as cancer cells.

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