Fringe tree Chionanthus virginicus

 Chionanthus virginicus
Old Man's Beard Tree with fringe flowers.
  • Common Names
  • Fringe tree , Old Man's beard, Snowdrop tree
  • Botanical Name
  • Chionanthus virginicus
  • Family

Medicinal Uses & Benefits of Fringe Tree

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How to Use: Fringe tree

The roots of the fringe tree are dried and used to treat liver and gallbladder disease in traditional American folk medicine, often in combination with barberry and other herbs containing berberine. The root acts as a bitter,stimulating release of bile, which increases gastric secretion and improved appetite and digestion.

Hepatorestorative (liver supporting) and cholerectic (increasing bile) herbs such as St. Mary's thistle (Cnicus benedictus), fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus) and schisandra (Schisandra chinensis) are an important part of treatment for IBS. 1

Preparation Methods & Dosage :decoction of the dried bark, fluid extracts

Fringe tree Side Effects: Avoid during gallstone attacks

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books citedWorks Cited
  1. American Botanical Council. Bone, Kerry. Phytotherapy and Irritable Bowel Syndrome British Journal of Phytotherapy. " HerbalGram