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Belvedere cypressA saponin-rich plant native to Asia, the seeds of which are anti-inflammatory, astringent, diuretic, and tonic. It is used in Chinese medicine for haemorrhoids, impotence, inflammation, urinary incontinence and urinary tract infections. The shoots and stems are used in Western herbal medicine for gastrointestinal complaints.
North American small shrub of the family Chenopodiaceae; may cause polioencephalomalacia and hepatogenous photosensitization. Called also summer cypress, Mexican fireweed, burning bush.