Erodium cicutarium (Red Stem Stork’s Bill)

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Saulys, Eleanor. “Erodium cicutarium.” Connecticut Botanical Society. Ct-botanical-society.org, 2001. Web. 22 Feb. 2016.

Scientific Name  Erodium cicutarium
Common Names  Red Stem Stork’s Bill
Nativity  Native
Medicinal or Edible Section  Leaves, Stem, Whole Plant, Root, Seeds
Medicinal and Edible Uses  Leaves- used as potherb, added to salads or soups, can increase the flow of a mothers milk,  infused to make tea can be diuretic and treat typhoid fever; Stem- chewed by children as gum;  Whole Plant- treats uterine and other bleeding, treats bug bites and skin infections; Root- after  chewed can treat sores and rashes; Seeds- contain vitamin K, treats gout
Used to treat  Disinfectant, Fever

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