Foster, Steven; Duke, James A.
January 2000
Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants & Herbs of Eastern & Ce;2000, p238
The article presents information on Ditch Stonecrop or Penthorum sedoides. The plant is a perennial which grows from 1 to 3 feet. Its leaves are lance-shaped and finely toothed. It is found on muddy soil. American Indians used its seeds in cough syrups. Historically, its plant tincture was used as a demulcent, laxative and tonic, for mucous membrane irritations, vaginitis, diarrhea, dysentery, pharyngitis, tonsillitis, piles, chronic bronchitis and nervous indigestion.


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