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Aesculus Glabra

Ohio Buckeye


Presentation

  • Flowers Ohio buckeye is "polygamo-monoecious" - it bears both bisexual (perfect stamens and pistils present in the same flower) and male (staminate) flowers.[museum.state.il.us]
  • Starch is abundant and a rich yellow oil is present. Preparation .— Specific Medicine Aesculus. (Made from the ripe fruit.) Dose, 1 to 15 minims. The smaller doses are to be preferred. Specific Indications .[henriettes-herb.com]
  • Edible Shrubs provides detailed information, attractively presented, on over 70 shrub species. They have been selected to provide a mix of different plant sizes and growing conditions.[pfaf.org]
Fishing
  • The poisonous spiky-coated seeds and roots were sometimes used by Native Americans for fishing – seeds thrown into a pool stunned the fish, which could then be caught by hand.[mustila.fi]
  • Saponins are much more toxic to some creatures, such as fish, and hunting tribes have traditionally put large quantities of them in streams, lakes etc in order to stupefy or kill the fish. Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.[naturalmedicinalherbs.net]
  • Native Americans ground buckeye to use as a powder on ponds to stun fish.[cirrusimage.com]
  • Native Americans ate roasted seeds and ground buckeye to use as a powder to stun fish in ponds. Use these printable forms to assist your reporting in the field, or away from an internet connection.[budburst.org]
Sneezing
  • —The dried, powdered fruit of the buckeye causes violent sneezing. Buckeye acts powerfully upon the nervous and circulatory systems. Its action is probably strongest on the spinal nerves, and in some respects resembles that of strychnine.[henriettes-herb.com]
  • The dried powder of the nut inhaled causes violent sneezing. The action of buckeye is similar to, but more powerful than that of the horse-chestnut (A.[doctorschar.com]
Dyspnea
  • When the circulation is rapid and the constrictive sensation prominent and dyspnea prolonged, it relieves such conditions as continuous asthmatic breathing.[henriettes-herb.com]
Colic
  • Intestinal uneasines and irritatin, with a sense of contraction and colic like pains in the region of the umbelicius, are indications for its use.[doctorschar.com]
  • It is useful in intestinal irritability with the contractive colic-like pain centering in the umbilical region, probably dependent most largely upon hepatic or portal congestion and associated with chronic constipation.[henriettes-herb.com]
Torticollis
  • Cattle General symptoms of poisoning: ataxia gait, unsteady opisthotonos torticollis References: Kornheiser, K. M. 1983. Buckeye poisoning in cattle. Vet. Med. Small Anim. Clin., 78: 769-770.[web.archive.org]
  • Cattle General symptoms of poisoning: Ataxia Gait, unsteady Opisthotonos Torticollis References: Kornheiser, K. M. 1983. Buckeye poisoning in cattle. Vet. Med. Small Anim. Clin., 78: 769-770.[cbif.gc.ca]
Arthritis
  • My mother was lucky enough to get a couple and she gave one to me, saying that if I carried it in my pocket I'd never get arthritis.[backyardnature.net]
Dizziness
  • Dizziness, fixation of the eyes, impairment of vision, vomiting, wryneck, opisthotonis, stupor, and tympanites are among its effects. In lethal doses these symptoms are increases, coma supervenes, and death finally takes place.[doctorschar.com]
  • Toxic symptoms include dizziness, fixation of the eye, impaired vision, vomiting, wry-neck, opisthotonos, stupor, and tympanites. In lethal doses these symptoms are increased, coma comes on, and the victim dies.[henriettes-herb.com]
Headache
  • There may be a sense of fullness in the rectum or there may be dryness with stricture of the rectum, causing a proctitis, all of which is relieved by this remedy as well also as the headache, backache and digestive of asthmatic disturbances, which are[doctorschar.com]

Treatment

  • It is used externally as a tea or an ointment in the treatment of rheumatism and piles. An extract of the bark has been used as an irritant of the cerebro-spinal system.[naturalmedicinalherbs.net]
  • Minute doses of the seed are used internally in the treatment of spasmodic coughs, asthma and internal irritations[222]. It is used externally as a tea or an ointment in the treatment of rheumatism and piles[222].[pfaf.org]
  • Antispasmodic Miscellany Minute doses of the seed are used internally in the treatment of spasmodic coughs, asthma and internal irritations[222]. It is used externally as a tea or an ointment in the treatment of rheumatism and piles[222].[pfaf.org]

Prevention

  • Many landowners have eradicated it to prevent livestock poisoning. Native Americans ground buckeye to use as a powder on ponds to stun fish.[cirrusimage.com]
  • Many ranchers and farmers have eradicated it to prevent livestock poisoning. Despite the poisonous properties to humans and livestock, squirrels are known to eat the raw seeds.[budburst.org]

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