Working with Bayberry
Bayberry bark has an antibacterial effect and is a stimulating astringent and diaphoretic used internally for coughs, colds, and diarrhea and externally for ulcers, sores, and bleeding gums. In infusion or decoction it is an excellent douche for vaginitis or leukorrhea. Bayberry is an ingredient in ‘Composition Powder’ used for colds and chills. In one study, a remedy made by extracting the saponin-containing portions of bayberry was shown to be successful in relieving the pain and swelling of arthritis.
Bayberry has a taste of SPICY and a temperature of WARM.
Conditions treated with Bayberry
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The information offered in this database is not intended as a substitute for any that may have been prescribed by your health practitioner or physician.