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---Medicinal Action and Uses---The bark of the root and the leaves contain much tannin, and have long been esteemed as a capital astringent and tonic, proving a valuable remedy for dysentery and diarrhoea, etc. The root is the more astringent.
The buds, leaves and branches, while green, are of good use in ulcers and putrid sores of the mouth and throat and for quinsy, and likewise to heal other fresh wounds and sores. The unripe flowers and fruits are very binding and so profitable for the bloody flux, laxes and for spitting of blood. The decoction or powder of the root is good to break or drive forth gravel and the stone in the reins and kidneys. The leaves and brambles can be used as a lotion for sores in the mouth or secret parts. The juice of the berries mixed with the juice of Mulberries bind more effectually and help all fretting and eating sores and ulcers. The distilled water of the branches, leaves and flowers, or of the fruit, is pleasant and effectual in fevers and hot distempers.