Spicebush: 1 definition


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Source: Google Books: CRC World Dictionary (Regional names)

1) Spicebush in English is the name of a plant defined with Calycanthus occidentalis in various botanical sources. This page contains potential references in Ayurveda, modern medicine, and other folk traditions or local practices It has the synonym Butneria occidentalis (Hooker & Arnott) Greene.

2) Spicebush is also identified with Lindera benzoin It has the synonym Lindera benzoin Blume (etc.).

Example references for further research on medicinal uses or toxicity (see latin names for full list):

· The Botany of Captain Beechey’s Voyage (1839)
· Journal of the Arnold Arboretum (1939)
· Systema Laurinarum (1836)
· Prodr. (DC.) (1864)
· Erythea (1893)
· Mus. Bot. (1851)

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This sections includes definitions from the five kingdoms of living things: Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protists and Monera. It will include both the official binomial nomenclature (scientific names usually in Latin) as well as regional spellings and variants.

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