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four O' clock plant

Mirabilis multiflora/Four O'clock Plant
Family: Nyctaginaceae (Four-o'clock Family)

Benefits of Four O'clock Plant : The root is used in the treatment of stomach complaints. A pinch of the powdered root is said to relieve hunger, it can also be used after overeating to relieve the discomfort. A poultice of the powdered root can be applied to swellings. Large quantities of the root are said to cause intoxication. The root was chewed by native North American Medicine men to induce visions whilst making a diagnosis.

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