|Other:||Bayberry, Wax Myrtle|
Bayberry is primarily used for inflammatory and infectious conditions of the mucous membranes:
• colitis producing mucous and colic
• inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)
• infectious diarrhea
• acute and chronic infections (as a gargle)
• ulcerations of the mucous membranes
• strep throat
• apthous stomatitis
• leukorrhea with mucous and bleeding
• vaginal infections
• sexually transmitted infections (STI)
• Tincture (1:5 in 40% EtOH): 1-2 ml tid
• Liquid extract (1:1 in 45% EtOH): 0.6-2 ml tid
• Decoction (Bark): 0.6-2.0g tid
Generally considered safe when used as indicated.
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