Old Man's Beard Tree with fringe flowers.
|Common Names |
|Fringe tree , Old Man's beard, Snowdrop tree |
|Botanical Name |
| Chionanthus virginicus |
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Preparation Methods & Dosage :decoction of the dried bark, fluid extracts
The roots of the fringe tree are dried and used to treat liver and gallbladder disease in traditional American folk medicine, often in combination with barberry and other herbs containing berberine. The root acts as a bitter,stimulating release of bile, which increases gastric secretion and improved appetite and digestion.
Hepatorestorative (liver supporting) and cholerectic (increasing bile) herbs such as St. Mary's thistle (Cnicus benedictus), fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) and schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) are an important part of treatment for IBS. 1
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Fringe tree Side Effects:
Avoid during gallstone attacks
Fringe tree, Chionanthus virginica
is small tree or shrub that is native to Eastern North America.
The genus Chionanthus
is also found in the tropics and subtropics, in eastern Asia. Most of the tropical species are evergreen. The common name fringe tree, or Old man's bead refers to the white flowers with fringe-like petals.
Regional Traditions :North America *
Native Americans used Fringe tree bark as a poultice for healing wounds.
- American Botanical Council. Bone, Kerry. Phytotherapy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome British Journal of Phytotherapy. " HerbalGram