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Myrica cerifera / Bayberry Root Bark Cut
£21.85 – £79.38
Myrica cerifera is a small tree or large shrub native to North and Central America and the Caribbean. Its common names include southern wax myrtle, southern bayberry, candleberry, bayberry tree, and tallow shrub.
It is adaptable to many habitats, growing naturally in wetlands, near rivers and streams, sand dunes, fields, hillsides, pine barrens, and in both coniferous and mixed-broadleaf forests.
In nature, it ranges from Central America, northward into the southeastern and south-central United States. Wax Myrtle can be successfully cultivated as far north as the New York City area and southern Ohio Valley. It also grows in Bermuda and the Caribbean. In terms of succession, M. cerifera is often one of the first plants to colonise an area.
It sees uses both in the garden and for candlemaking, as well as a medicinal plant.
Medicinal Action and Uses
Astringent – Bayberry is known as an internal stimulant and also for its antipyretic and astringent properties. Bayberry can therefore be used to treat diarrhea and inflammation and infections of the gastrointestinal tract.
Decongestant – Is used to treat headaches, and as a decongestant for colds, flu, cough, throat infections and sinusitis.
Emetic – Bayberry used to be given in large doses to induce vomiting as a treatment for poisoning.
Skin Complaints – Externally, a decoction made from the herb was used to cover slow healing wounds, hemorrhoids and varicose veins.
Product is supplied in Resealable Foil Bags.
250gm, 500gm, 1000gm