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.
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.