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buck bean

(bŭk' bean),
The leaves of Menyanthes trifoliata (family Gentianaceae); credited with emmenagogue, antiscorbutic, and simple bitter properties.
Synonym(s): bogbean, menyanthes
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bogbean

Herbal medicine
A perennial aquatic herb that contains alkaloids, essential oil, flavonoids, glycosides and saponin; it is a gastric tonic and mildly sedative, and has been used for rheumatic complaints.
 
Toxicity
Large doses may cause vomiting and diarrhoea.
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But Bogbean proved to be a real little fighter and by eight weeks was tucking in to a diet of peanut butter and sausages!"
For more information call 0151 330 1444 or e-mail info@merseyferries.co.uk Jim Brady called to report flowering yellow water lily and masses of bogbean at Mere Sands Wood near, Rufford, where great crested grebe feed young.
Botanists will tell you that it is in fact related to the bogbean, rather than to the other water-lilies, with yellow fringed petals and coming into flower in July.