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Properties and Uses:Traditionally, leaf tea was used as a gargle for sore throats and mouth sores, also for fevers, diarrhea; externally, for ulcers, wounds, bruises, sores. In China a tea made from the flowering plant is considered cooling and was used to treat heat in the liver and aid in circulation; used for conjunctivitis, boils, and scrofula; diuretic for kidney ailments. Research suggests the plant possesses antibiotic, hypotensive, and antimutagenic qualities. Contains the antitumor and diuretic compound ursolic acid.
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