Bayberry

Myrica cerifera

Part Used : Bark of root

Constituents : The whole complex of primary plant constituents and a characteristic array of secondary plant constituents are present. Pharmacologically important constituents include: triterpenes, flavonoids, tannins, resins and gums

Actions : Astringent, circulatory stimulant, diaphoretic.

Indications : A valuable astringent in diarrhoea andcolitis. As a gargle it helps sore throats and as a douche it helps in leucorrhoea. It has been used in the treatment of colds, the `flu and other acute feverish conditions.

Preparations & Dosage : Decoction: put l teaspoonful of the bark into a cup of cold water and bring to the boil. Leave for l0-l5 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day. Tincture: take l-2 ml of the tincture three times a day.


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David L. Hoffmann BSc Hons MNIMH Written by David L. Hoffmann BSc Hons MNIMH

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