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Saturday, August 6, 2016

Simply black-eyed Susan

Native Americans used the roots of the black-eyed Susan in teas for worms and colds, in wash for sores, swelling and snakebites, and in elixirs for earaches. It has antimicrobial properties, and acts as a diuretic. A prolific perennial more effective than Echinacea, though seeds are poisonous and hairs can irritate the skin.

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