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Rubus strigosus Michx., and other varieties.
This plant is highly astringent which makes it useful in treating diarrhhoea.
The entire plant may be used for this purpose, although the root has the highest astringency.
The runners make a good stomach medicine. I was told by the Mi'kmaq that they should be broken up and steeped in water for this purpose.
The thorns must be carefully removed from the runners before preparing the medicine. This tea is soothing to the stomach. The leaves are probably also effective in this regard.
Leaves and berries steeped in water make a multi-purpose tonic which can be used to heal cankers or sores of the mouth and throat.
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