Diospyros virginiana (Common Persimmon)


Cook, Will. “Common Persimmon (Diospyros virginiana).” Carolina Nature. Carolinanature.com, 2009. Web. 19 Feb. 2016.

Scientific Name  Diospyros virginiana
Common Names  Common Persimmon
Nativity  Native
Medicinal or Edible Section  Fruit, Oil, Bark
Medicinal and Edible Uses  Fruit- edible when raw, cooked or dried, used in pies, cakes, breads, puddings, when  boiled,  used to treat intestines; Oil- used like peanut oil; Bark- mixture of inner bark constricts skin  pores, helps with  healing processes
Used to treat  Diarrhea, Hemorrhoids, Mouth, Skin, Stomach

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