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fringe tree

Herbal medicine
A deciduous tree or shrub, the bark of which contains a glycoside, phyllyrin and saponins; its bark is antipyretic, astringent, diuretic, laxative and tonic. It has been used internally to stimulate the appetite, gastric secretions and the flow of bile, and topically to treat wounds.
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Fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus L.) (Oleaceae) is a large shrub native to eastern North America.
A sample of dried stem bark of Chionanthus virginicus L.
Las frecuentes en este estrato son Chionanthus domingensis, Psychotria revoluta y Scleria secans.
(2007): Brosimum alicastrum, Chionanthus oblanceolatus, Dialium guianensis, Pouteria campechiana, Protium copal, Quararibea funebris y Rinorea guatemalensis en nuestro estudio obtuvieron un InVal[mayor que o igual a]70%.
& Chun, Sunyatsenia 5: 170, 1940 (accepted name: Chionanthus brachythyrsus (Merr.) P.
4: 52, 1837 (accepted name: Chionanthus ramiflorus Roxb., Fl.
americanus, in contrast, seems to be more closely related to Chionanthus than to the aforementioned genera (Wallander and Albert, 2000).
Chionanthus virginicus--Fringe Tree, Old-Man's Beard
The bark of fringetree, also called old-man's beard (Chionanthus virginicus), has been variously used as a poultice for healing wounds and as a tonic after long diseases.