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The species A. pachypoda, Baneberry is used in North American traditional medicine: Decoction of roots for colds and coughs (Blackfoot). For itch, gargle and toothache (Cherokee). Revive terminally ill (Cherokee, Meskwaki). Male urinary problems (Iroquois). Headache caused by eye strain (Menomini). Root decoctions for convulsions (Ojibwa). Decoction of roots with spruce (Abies) for gastric problems (Cree?). Also as an emetic and purgative.
Austin, Daniel, F. (2004) Florida Ethnobotany. CRC Press.

Actaea pachypoda Elliott 'Misty Blue'

Genus: Actaea
Species: pachypoda Elliott
Cultivar: 'Misty Blue'
Common names: White Baneberry
Pharmacopoeia Londinensis name:
Distribution summary: Garden origin
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H5 - Hardy; cold winter
Habitat: Deciduous forests, damp, shady spots
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: North America (A)
Flowering months: June, July
Reason for growing: Medicinal

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