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Symphoricarpos albus (L.) Blake, and other varieties
It is reported that, like the buttercup, the Mi'kmaq used the waxberry to treat headaches.
It was tied in a bundle and sniffed for this purpose. A general tonic medicine was also made from the plant.
The waxberry is a member of the honeysuckle family. Plants from this family are well known in European folk medicine as diuretics, purgatives and expectorants.
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