07/25/12, 11:04 AM
Join Date: Jul 2002
Not sure; but seems like I've heard it call Sweet gum. Will google and see if I can find out.
Thanks for the information. Will see if I can find a site that talks about the medicinal properties of sweet gum.
Googling found this about the American Sweetgum tree, which apparently is also called Gumball:
Chemicals within the sweet gum fruit and other extracts from the tree seem to have antibacterial properties, according to RxList.
Sweet gum is used in alternative medicine to treat conditions including cancer, colds, cough, diarrhea, epilepsy, parasitic infections, scabies and sore throats. It is also used to clean wounds.
Sweet gum is generally safe for use in small amounts. It is important to avoid using sweet gum fruits or other extracts on broken skin.
Sweet gum fruit and other extracts have the potential to cause a number of side effects including diarrhea or skin rashes. When taken by mouth or allowed to enter the bloodstream through broken skin, sweet gum poses a risk for kidney failure, according to RxList.
If you are pregnant or nursing, avoid taking sweet gum fruit or other extracts from the tree because of possible adverse effects to your baby.
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