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Melilotus officinalis (L.) Lam.

This result should not be considered complete or definitive and is for reference only. Care must be taken when using any wild plant for food, fiber, medicine or any other non-traditional uses. The information was complied using multiple sources and these references should be consulted for more complete descriptions of usage(s) and potential health risk. We are not responsible for any ill effects from the information included on this page.

Uses Part Preparation Effect Notes
Vegetable  Flower Against moths
Leaf Before flowering
Fruit Just before maturing
Leaf Before flowering
Shoot Like asparagus
Dye  Plant yellow, brown Mordant(s) -alum or tin,chrome
Medicine  Leaf Stimulant/tonic Also fever


         
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