Traditional Uses:rashes and skin irritations, stomach and digestive ailments
Description: Slow growing evergreen shrub with waxy oval shaped leaves and flaking reddish brown bark. Leaves are spotted with oil glands. White or pink scented flowers appear in late summer followed by dark purple berries.
Uses: Use leaves fresh or dried, flower buds dried, flowers fully opened, fruits fresh or dried and roots and bark also fresh or dried. Medicinally crushed leaves may be applied to heal external wounds, rashes and skin irritations. Juice of the berries is good for stomach and digestive ailments.