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The most widespread uses of this herb are for improving the blood circulation, promoting perspiration as well as to avoid bacterial infections. It has been thought all the times that bayberry facilitates in reinforcing the opposition to infections locally. In addition, this herb is also preferred in treating common cold, coughs and flu and is considered to be helpful in constricting as well drying the mucous membranes. Taking a gargle with the herb is helpful in curing tender throats, while an infusion prepared with the root bark of bayberry is useful in making the spongy gums stronger. The astringent property of bayberry is believed to cure intestinal problems, for instance irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) as well as mucous colitis (irritable bowel syndrome distinguished by the passage of abnormally great amounts of mucus).
Antibacterial, Anticatarrhal, Antiviral
A decoction is prepared adding a teaspoonful of root bark of bayberry in a cup of cold water and subsequently boiling the mixture. Allow the resultant solution to cool for around 10 minutes to 15 minutes. To obtain the best results, you should drink this decoction thrice every day.