Cephalanthus occidentalis (Common Buttonbush)


Cephalanthus occidentalis (Buttonbush).” Prairie Moon Nursery. North American Native Plants for Restoration and Gardening, n.d. Web. 5 Feb. 2016.

Scientific Name  Cephalanthus occidentalis
Common Names  Common Buttonbush
Nativity  Native
Medicinal or Edible Section  Bark, Roots, Fruit, Leaves, Whole Plant
Medicinal and Edible Uses  Bark- diarrhea, hemorrhages, stomach aches, puffy eyes; Roots- laxatives; Fruit- laxatives;  Leaves- diuretic, tea helps with menstrual flow, fevers, kidney stones; Whole Plant- folk  remedy for relieving malaria
Used to treat  Diarrhea, Mouth

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