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Herb Information
Name: Fringetree
Biological Name: Chionanthus virginicus

Oleaceae

Other Names: Fringetree Bark, Old Mans Beard, Snowdrop Tree
Parts Used: The root bark
Active Compounds:  

Phyllyrin, a lignin glycoside, Chionanthin.

Remedies For

Hepatic, cholagogue, alterative, diuretic, tonic, antemetic, laxative.

Fringetree bark may be safely used in all liver problems, especially when they have developed into jaundice. Good for the treatment of gall-bladder inflammation and a valuable part of treating gall-stones. It is a remedy that will aid the liver in general and as such it is often used as part of a wider treatment for the whole body. It is also useful as a gentle and effective laxative.

Combinations : For the treatment of liver and gall-bladder conditions fringetree bark may be used with Barberry, Wahoo or Wild Yam.

Dosage: 

Infusion: Pour a cup of boiling water onto 1-2 teaspoonfuls of the bark and leave to infuse for 10-15 minutes. This should be drunk three times a day.

Tincture: Take 1-2ml of the tincture three times a day.

Safety:

No information available. Some herbs are known to react with your medication. Please consult your physician before starting on any herb.

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