Bayberry Snuff is the Stuff – Keep some in your bag
An evergreen shrub or small tree with oblanceolate leaves followed by flowers and then spherical, waxy, greyish-white fruits.
Family: miricaceae; other members include Myrtle
Genus and Species: Myrica cerifera
Also Known As (also known as): Bayberry Bush, America Bayberry, Southern Bayberry as it blooms in Florida, American Vegetable Tallow Tree, American Vegetable Wax, Bayberry Wax Tree, Wax Myrtle, Candleberry, Candleberry Myrtle, Vegetable Tallow, Tallow Shrub.
Medicinal properties: Astringent, Tonic, Stimulant. The Leaves are an aromatic herb that stimulates circulation, increases perspiration and controls bacterial infections, the wax of the fruit is used to make candles and soap.
The root bark contains myricitrin, as well as tannins and triterpenoids (miricadiol, taraxerol, and taraxerone), while the wax contains palmitic, myristic, and lauric acid esters.
Parts used: root bark, leaves, flowers
Applications: Bayberry helps stop bleeding from the lungs, uterus, and colon and can be used as a poultice for external sores.
Oh Used internally for fevers, colds, flu, excessive mucus, colitis. For excessive or heavy menstruation, as well as vaginal discharge and uterine bleeding, soak a tampon in Bayberry tea and insert it at 20-minute intervals 3 times a day. Very important to contact a doctor.
Oh Very good for jaundice, cancer sores, itchy skin, ulcers, sores, dandruff and hair loss. Apply a fomentation to the affected areas and rinse the scalp with the tea after shampooing.
Oh Tea is excellent for a sore throat. It will thoroughly clean all putrid matter from the throat. Soak a teaspoon in half a liter of boiling water or for 30 minutes. Gargle the tea until your throat clears, or gargle 10 times and repeat later.
Oh It is a good idea when sick of any kind to drink Bayberry tea to clear excess mucus from the stomach. It will make you vomit, if it doesn’t, tickle the back of your throat. By doing this, it gets rid of bad mucus and restores mucous secretions to normal activity. Especially good for nicotine poisoning.
Oh Very good for spongy or bleeding gums. Just dab the powder form onto your gums and let it sit there for as long as you can stand it, then rinse with warm water like you would a mouthwash. You can also use the tea and swish it around your mouth, which is just as beneficial as well.
Oh For Colds make a Tea of:
Bayberry and Yarrow or Bayberry and Catnip or Bayberry and Sage or Bayberry and Mint.
OhBayberry has a high tannin content. When you drink it in the form of a tea, you may want to add a bit of milk to counteract the effect of the tannin.
Oh To use as snuff:
Put some of the powder on your middle finger of your right hand. Close your left nostril with your left hand and inhale the powder through your right nostril. Do the same with the left side. It is best to use the snuff through both nostrils.
Other Shepherds Purse Naturals Herbal Formulas:
o Destroyer of swine flu (H1N1)
o Rinse nasal passages
o Mucus-forming foods
o Herbal Chest Packs
o Immunity Builder
o Blood Purifier