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Botanical: Prunus avium and Other Species (LINN.)
---Part Used---Fruit stalks.
Family: N.O. Rosaceae
---Habitat---Britain, Clermond Ferrand in France, and other parts of the Continent.
---Description---The fruit stalks of all species are used, their distinctive characteristics are stalks 1 3/4 inch long, very thin and enlarged at one end.
---Medicinal Action and Uses---Astringent, tonic. Used in bronchial complaints anaemia, and for looseness of bowels, in the form of an infusion or decoction. 1/2 oz. of the stalks to a pint of water.
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