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|Scientific Noun: Daphne gnidium L.||
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|Family: Daphne family - Thymelaeaceae|
|Habitat: Mediterranean Europe and middle east. By the Mediterranean woods, shrubs and by the walls of cultivated lands.|
|Poisons: Mezerein and daphnetoxin.|
|Active parts: The whole plant, especially the fruits.|
Uses : Traditionally it has been used as a drastic purgative to treat constipation, specially its bark dried to be powdered. Externally , applied in the manner of plasters, to get rid of furuncles or for drying wounds. Even to kill hair lice or ticks in animals.
Considering it very poisonous, it is not advisable its use in any of the home preparations mentioned above.
It particularly attracts partridges and hens, which eat its fruits with a great devotion
Toxicity : Extreme.
When applying plasters on the affected part of the skin, it produces very painful blisters, so it would be better to use another treatments.