The plant around us. Volume 1 The plant around us. Volume I - Page 41

GASTRONOMIC USE MEDICINAL USE Plant for a future can no take any responsinility for Fruit-raw a mealy pleasant any adverse affects from a professional before using a plant medicinally taste small and insipidly sweet of little value. The fruit is about 10 mm in diameter with a single large seed. Seed-raw of cooker. An oil is obtained from the seed The leaves and fruit are astringent, lenitive and stomachic. The leaves are gathered in early summer and dried for later use The fruit partuculary before it is fully ripe is considered to be more effective medicinally a decoction of both leaves and fruit is used in the treatament of amenorrhoea heavy menstrual and intermenstrual blading and colia The coction can also be used to astringe the mucous menbranes on the treatament of diarrhoea dysentery and peptia ulcers