Found in rich woods, moist bottomlands. Southeast, Virginia, south to Florida, west to Texas. Widely grown for its beautiful evergreen foliage and dramatic flowers.
Current Rating: 0.0000
crashdive123 7 Aug, 2009
Uses: American Indians used a wash of the bark to treat prickly-heat itching and a wash for sores. Crushed bark used in steam baths to treat water retention. In nineteenth-century America, bark used to treat malaria, and for rheumatism. Fruits used as a digestive tonic, for dyspepsia, and general debility. Seeds used in Mexican traditions for antipasmodic activity. Also used for hight blood pressure, heart problems, abdominal discomfort, muscles spasms, infertility, and epilepsy.