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Mock Orange

Philadelphus lewisii

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Food and Medicinal Uses:

Leaves and flowers foam when rubbed with water, and used as soap and shampoo. Medicine for dandruff.

Used for many other medicines, including diarrhea.

Made into a wash for eczema and hemorrhoids.


Other Uses:

Wood is extremely hard and strong, and was used for implements such as netting shuttles, combs, cooking sticks, knitting needles, and needles for making bulrush mats.


CAUTION: Berries are poisonous.

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