TITLE

POSSUMHAW, SOUTHERN WILD-RAISIN

AUTHOR(S)
Foster, Steven; Duke, James A.
PUB. DATE
January 2000
SOURCE
Peterson Field Guide to Medicinal Plants & Herbs of Eastern & Ce;2000, p276
SOURCE TYPE
Encyclopedia
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article presents an encyclopedia entry for the medicinal plant Viburnum nudum, also known as possumhaw or southern wild-raisin. Viburnum nudum is a deciduous shrub that grows up to 12 feet high. The plant is commonly found in bogs and low woods in Maryland and Florida. It has glossy, leathery leaves and small, white flowers in flat clusters. American Indians used bark tea as a diuretic, tonic, uterine sedative, antispasmodic and for diabetes.
ACCESSION #
18060943

 

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