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bayberry

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.
 
Toxicity
Electrolyte derangement; retention of Na+ and reduced K+.
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bay·ber·ry

(bā'ber-ē)
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.
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Arriving at our destination, we left the boat and cut through several groves of bayberrys, then walked around the large pond we were to hunt.
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The bayberry (Myrica cerifera) it contains is an astringent and tonic that has been used traditionally for mouth and gum problems.
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For a tingling, yet soothing gargle, consider this mixture: mix a teaspoonful each of ginger and bayberry leaf powder into 8 ounces of water.
Among the plants that have "called out" to me are bayberry, white oak and willow.
Red Fort and Bayberry stayed on well in the closing stages but they could not quite peg back Big Bad Bob, who held them off by three-quarters of a length and a neck.
Henry Cecil made his first Gowran Park entry with Bayberry for today's Denny Cordell Memorial (the four-year-old does not run) and Sir Mark Prescott has entered Straw Bear for the Eastwood Bookmakers Race tomorrow, although the Newmarket trainer reports him unlikely to travel.
"It's the wretched Christmas pageant, Plymley, and the whole bayberry scented ball of wax!
3) eyebright and bayberry: very good for sinusitis, ear infections, simple eye problems and "allergic" symptoms of eyes, nose and throat.