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Related to lindera benzoin: spicebush
Shrub grows up to 15ft (5m). Aromatically scented leaves (when crushed) and berries (which are red and shiny) tiny yellow flowers in showy clusters. Berries can be used as spice. Bark has strong medicinal properties. Whole plant used for blood purifying, arresting Candida yeast, fungus, colds, fevers, colic, gas, worms, rheumatism, cramps, coughs, anemia.
Edible Plant Guide © 2012 Markus Rothkranz