|Name: Bearded Darnel
Name: Lolium temulentum
Names: Cheat, tare, bearded darnel
Bearded darnel is sometimes used by doctors to treat dizziness, insomnia, blood congestion, and stomach problems. It may also be used for skin problems like herpes, scurf, and sores.
THIS HERB IS POISONOUS. DO NOT USE.
Bearded dame[ is an annual plant that occurs as a hated weed in grain fields, waste places, moist farm fields, and along roadsides. The stiff, round, hollow stalk grows to a height of 1 to 3 feet and bears long, linear, flat leaves that are rolled up when young. The flowers grow in a terminal spike consisting of 5- to 7-flowered spikelets, each of which is embraced along almost its full length by a bract. Long, stiff bristles point upward from the flowers. The seed is small, yellow-brown to orange-brown, ovate, and somewhat compressed.
This herb is poisonous in large quantities and is not to be used without medical direction. Nonpoisonous remedies are available for all its uses, both internal and external.
DO NOT USE THIS HERB.
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