bayberry

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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+.

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.