from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The bark of Rhamnus Frangula, used in medicine for somewhat the same purpose as rhubarb.
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Among the shrubs are Crataegus monogyna, Euonimus europea, Cornus mas, C. sanguinea, Rhamnus frangula, R. catharctica, Viburnum opulus, Berberis vulgaris, Hippophae rhamnoides, Tamarix spp. and occasional Corylus avellana.
Aloe, buckthorn, frangula and senna have natural laxative chemicals and can be very powerful constipation cures.
Ssp. glaucum occurs in Somalia and ssp. frangula in southern Africa.
LEMLI, J. and CUVEELE, J. (1978) Transformation of anthroneglycosides by drying of the leaves of Cassia senna and Rhamnus frangula.
The berry of the _Rhamnus frangula _may be known by its containing only two seeds.
Likewise a milder kind of Buckthorn, which is much more useful as a Simple, grows freely in England, the _Rhamnus frangula_ or so-called
Here are a few shrubs growing on these shelly heights, viz. Rhamnus frangula, Sideroxilon, Myrica, Zanthoxilon clava Herculis, Juniperus Americana, Lysium salsum; together with several new genera and species of the herbacious and suffruticose tribes, Croton, Stillingia, &c. but particularly a species of Mimosa (Mimosa virgatia) which in respect of the elegancy of its pinnated
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