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NAME: Black Haw

SPECIES / FAMILY:  Viburnum Prunifolium / Adoxaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  Stagberry

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

sweet

RAW/DRY/COOK

Oct

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT: Fruit - raw or cooked. A thin dry flesh with a sweet taste. The fruit is somewhat variable in size and quality, the best forms are nice raw whilst others are used for making preserves etc. The taste is best after a frost.(1)

 

CAUTION: Overdose symptoms include: nausea, dizziness, fits (seizures), visual disturbances, increased perspiration, reduced pulse rate. Rare allergic reactions. Avoid during pregnancy due to effects on the uterus.(1)

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL: Abortifacient;  Anodyne;  Antispasmodic;  Astringent;  Birthing aid;  Nervine;  Sedative.(1)

 

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OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://pfaf.org/user/plant.aspx?latinname=Viburnum+prunifolium
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/valuable-viburnums
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viburnum (genus)
    https://en.wikipedia.org https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viburnum_prunifolium (species)
  4. https://greatescapefarms.com/viburnum-blackhaw-tree-information