gymnocladus diocus

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kentucky coffee tree

kentucky coffee tree

(not the same as coffee) Grows up to 60 ft (20m), whitish flowers and hard flat seed pods. Seeds toxic, but ok if roasted for several hours. Leaf, bark and pod tea used to calm inflamed mucus membranes, stop bleeding, laxative. Powdered root bark used in enemas. Careful.
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