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Common Name: Queen's Delight
Stillingia sylvatica is a perennial plant that can grow up to 1.00 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
The latex in the sap can cause blistering on the skin[
Large doses of the plant are said to be toxic[
Sandy prairies, open woods and open ground in Texas[
The root is antiemetic, astringent[
]. A decoction has been used to treat bird sickness, diarrhoea, vomiting and appetite loss in children and in adults[
]. It has also been used to treat menstruation sickness, yellow eyes and skin weakness[
]. A decoction or tincture of the root has been used to treat the worst forms of venereal disease[