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Also Called: American Vegetable Tallow Tree, Myrtle, Wax Myrtle, Candleberry, Candleberry Myrtle, Tallow Shrub, American Vegetable Wax, Vegetable Tallow, Waxberry, Pepperidge Bush, Berbery
The root bark is astringent, emetic (in large doses), sternutatory, stimulant and tonic.
It is used internally in the treatment of diarrhoea, jaundice, fevers, colds, influenza, catarrh, excessive menstruation, vaginal discharge etc.
Externally, it is applied to indolent ulcers, sore throats, sores, itching skin conditions, dandruff etc.
The wax is astringent and slightly narcotic.
It is regarded as a sure cure for dysentery and is also used to treat internal ulcers.
A tea made from the leaves is used in the treatment of fevers and externally as a wash for itchy skin.