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Traditional Medicine
Desmanthus illinoensis
by Debra
Citation:   Debra. "Traditional Medicine: An Experience with Desmanthus illinoensis (exp109139)". Oct 13, 2016.

0.25 cups oral Desmanthus illinoensis (tea)

I was suffering from a bad bout of poison ivy that left my eye swollen shut. Went for a walk and was mesmerized by this plant's beauty. When I got home I spent some time identifying it. What a coincidence (?) to find that it was considered a traditional remedy for eye ailments.

I went back to collect about 1/4 cup of leaves which I let steep in a cup of water for most of the day. When applied to my eye, the itch stopped almost immediately.

I believe the plant had called out to me and I am really grateful for the relief it provided.

Exp Year: 2015ExpID: 109139
Gender: Not Specified 
Age at time of experience: Not Given 
Published: Oct 13, 2016Views: 2,858
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Desmanthus illinoensis (78) : Not Applicable (38), Medical Use (47)

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