Bayberry Bark  Herbal Enema Recipe

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bayberry enema, bayberry bark, bayberriesBayberry, also known as wax myrtle, waxberry, or candelberry

Both bark & roots contain starch, lignin, gum, albumen, tannic and gallic acids, astringent resin, a red coloring substance, a vaporous oil, and an acid similar to saponin. Powdered bayberry root is useful as a bowel astringent in the treatment of diarrhea and colitis, a soothing and helpful gargle for the common cold or a sore throat , and as a douche in the treatment of leukorrhea, an abnormal white or yellow mucoid discharge from the vagina or cervix. In the Herbal Materia Medica, bayberry root bark is classified as an astringent, a circulatory stimulant, as well as a diaphoretic, a remedy which dilates superficial capillaries and induces perspiration, sometimes used to reduce fevers.

The berries when boiled in water, produce myrtle wax, which is composed of stearic, palmitic, myristic, and oleaic acids. This is used in making bayberry-scented soaps and bayberry candles, which are fragrant, more brittle than bees' wax candles, and are virtually smokeless. Four pounds of berries produce approximately one pound of wax. A briskly stimulating shaving cream was also made from this bayberry wax.

The wax's modern medicinal uses were first discovered and came into use in 1722, and included the making of surgeon's soap plasters. The water that the berries were boiled in during wax-extraction, when boiled down to an extract, has been used in the North Country of England and Scotland for centuries as a treatment for dysentery.

Narcotic properties are also attributed to bayberry wax.

In A Modern Herbal, that the leaves of English bog myrtle were commonly used in France to induce both menstruation and abortion, it's strong astringent properties make it a dangerous herb for pregnant women.

In China, bayberry leaves are infused to make a tea which is used both to relieve stomach problems, and as a cordial, which is a stimulating medicine or drink.

A mouthwash particularly useful in inhibiting halitosis can be made from either the powdered root or leaves.

Bayberry bark has traditionally been used to tan leather and dye wool.

Bayberry branches have been used in lieu of hops in the fermentation of gale beer, popular in northern England, and reported to have more than the usual "thirst-quenching" ability.

Bayberries can be ground to use as spice, or added to broths.

In the West Indies, Pimenta acris, commonly called wild cinnamon or bayberry, is used in making both bay rum and oil of bayberry.

The Brazilian species, Tabocas combicurdo, is described in A Modern Herbal as a "pick-me-up."

Enema Recipe:
2 tbsp. of powdered bayberry or 4 capsuls to 2 quarts of warm filtered water (mix well)

Temperature 103°Fahrenheit

Directions for Administering an Enema

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Warning: Do not use enemas or laxatives if abdominal pain, nausea, or vomiting are present unless directed by your health care provider.
 Rectal bleeding or failure to have a bowel movement after use of a laxative or enema may indicate a serious condition.
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