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DISCLAIMER: These pages are presented solely as a source of INFORMATION and ENTERTAINMENT and to provide stern warnings against use where appropriate. No claims are made for the efficacy of any herb nor for any historical herbal treatment. In no way can the information provided here take the place of the standard, legal, medical practice of any country. Additionally, some of these plants are extremely toxic and should be used only by licensed professionals who have the means to process them properly into appropriate pharmaceuticals. One final note: many plants were used for a wide range of illnesses in the past, but be aware that many of the historical uses have proven to be ineffective for the problems to which they were applied.




BITING STONECROP
Crassulaceae
aka Gold-moss, Jack-of-the-Buttery, Mossy Stonecrop, Stonecrop, Wall Pepper
(Sedum Acre)
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A succulent perennial of rocky and sandy places; mostly found in coastal areas. Can be identified by its rosettes of smooth, succulent, upstanding leaves and by its small, star-shaped yellow flowers. The word 'sedum' is derived from the Latin 'sedo' meaning to sit.
Grown as a hardy, ornamental ground cover which requires little to no aftercare once planted and established. Also grows well on old walls.

VETERINARY:
Used for farm animals to treat ailments arising from nervous causes, chorea, and epilepsy. Used externally for fistulas, boils, tumors, and cancers. Internally, the herb is used in small amounts only due to its pungency, and for very short periods of time externally.
DOSE for FARM ANIMALS = 2 tbsp morning and night.





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