Diospyros virginiana: (Persimmon)


Diospyros virginiana: (Persimmon) 40-60ft; interesting black blocky bark; yellowish-white flowers attract honeybees; large orange fruit is a food source for wild turkeys, deer, and opossum. Fruit is delicious when eaten right from the tree or prepared in recipes. $4.00


I planted 6 in Spring of 1998




diospyros virginiana

action = astringent, intoxicant, styptic body kidney, lip, mouth, uterus

common name = common persimmon, date plum, persimmon, plaqueminer, possumwood, seeded plum, winter plum

contains = phosphorus, potassium, vitamin A, vitamin C family

used to = treat cancer, diarrhea, dysentery, gastro-intestinal disturbances, hemorrhage, hemorrhoids, liver ailments, metrorrhagia, mouth ailments, skin ailments, sore, stomatitis, throat ailments, toothache, uterine hemorrhage, venereal ailments

comments = An infusion of the green fruit is used to treat diarrhea, dysentery, and uterine hemorrhages.



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