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Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Hearts A Bustin

Hearts A Bustin 

Latin Name: Euonymus americanus 

Plant Family: Celastraceae

Constituents: Bark & fruit contain the glycosides evobioside, evomonoside, & evonoside, which adds up to a powerful laxative that can at the very least cause dehydration which can alone be deadly

Actions: diuretic, emmenagogue, expectorant, laxative

Parts used
: leaves, root


Hearts a Bustin is an unique shrub.



In early fall, it draws curious looks with its 
unique display of fruit. 




Bumpy, raspberry-red pods hang on the ends of stems and 
split open to reveal small, smooth, red seeds.


I just think it looks cool.


What can it be used for?


The bark is a diuretic, expectorant, and tonic.

The bark and seeds are powerful laxatives.

Hearts a Bustin bark can be used as a tea and works as a laxative, diuretic, and expectorant to treat various diseases.

Native Americans may have used the root for tea for treating stomach aches, painful urination, and the vomiting of blood. 
The powdered bark, applied to the scalp, was believed to eliminate dandruff.


An infusion of the plant has been used to stimulate menstruation.

Contraindications:
The fruit if eaten is potentially dangerous. 

Fruits may cause vomiting, diarrhea, and unconsciousness.
Pregnancy (uterine stimulant)





Peace, Inspiration, & Love, 
 ~Amy 
 The Spirit Dancer