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Herbal medicine
A shrub, the root bark of which contains myricadiol—a triterpene, myricitrin—a flavonoid glycoside, tannins, resin and gum; it is anti-inflammatory, antipyretic and astringent.
Electrolyte derangement; retention of Na+ and reduced K+.


A fragrant shrub (Myrica pennsylvanica, M. cerifera) native to North America with leaves that are prepared in various medicinal formulations.
Synonym(s): candleberry, southern wax myrtle, waxberry.

bayberry (bāˑ·ber·ē),

n Latin name:
Myrica cerifera; parts used: dried root bark, flowers; uses: diarrhea, jaundice, emetic, skin conditions, promotes healing of wounds; precautions: pregnancy, lactation, children, hepatotoxicity. Also called
candleberry, myrica, wax myrtle, spicebush, sweet oak, tallow shrub, vegetable tallow, waxberry, or
wax myrtle.
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He cut two reeds, and stripped a handful of berries from the bayberry branch.
Consistent with this hypothesis, arrowwood and bayberry fruits had the highest fat content of the seven plant species (Smith et al.
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Evidence: "There is little research to prove the effectiveness of ingredients such as bayberry bark and prickly ash bark.
I love a good bayberry candle," she remarks, as she puts a match to that definitive symbol of shopping-mall gentility.
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Bird-loving landowners should plant shrubs such as northern arrowwood, bayberry, and pokeweed, which produce berries that birds like, he recommends.
Some are beginning to bury themselves just beneath soil in wetland areas, while others are slowly trekking through cherry and bayberry thickets to find suitable spots.
She prefers musky scents, such as bayberry and sandalwood, for the living room and saves sweeter fragrances, like jasmine, lavender, and rose, for the bedroom and bath.
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The Ponds at Bayberry is an active adult community located in New Castle County, Delaware.