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Does anybody know what are the medicinal uses or any other ethnobotanical uses of Callicarpa americana?
If you know websites containing any information about Callicarpa americana please link to them.
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Here is some basic information about Callicarpa americana and a list of ethnobotanical uses which includes medicinal uses and other uses of Callicarpa americana.


Callicarpa americana basic info
Scientific Name: Callicarpa americana L..
Family: Lamiaceae.
Genus: Callicarpa.
Common names in English: beauty-berry, French-mulberry.
For common names of Callicarpa americana in different languages - See link
Description: Callicarpa americana (American beautyberry) is an open-habit, native shrub of the Southern United States which is often grown as an ornamental in gardens and yards. American beautyberries produce large clusters of purple berries, which birds and deer eat, thus distributing the seeds. The raw berries, while palatably sweet, are suitable for human consumption only in small amounts, because they are astringent; they are also used in jellies. The roots are used to make herbal tea. As a folk remedy it has been claimed that "fresh, crushed leaves of American beautyberry, Callicarpa americana . . . helped keep biting insects away from animals such as horses and mules." An isolated plant compound, callicarpenal, has reportedly been proven effective in tests as a mosquito repellent. - for more info about Callicarpa americana See link


Ethnobotanical and folk medicinal uses of Callicarpa americana
*The information in this list is based on the ethnobotanical data in Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases.
Dr. Duke does not recommend using this information for self diagnosis or self medication. - See link


Callicarpa americana in other websites
Callicarpa americana common names, economics importance, distributional range and more in the USDA GRIN website - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for academic researches with the search term Callicarpa americana - See link.
See if there is something in Youtube on the term Callicarpa americana - See link.


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