All the parts of Sloe are astringent, and effectual to stay bleeding at the nose and mouth; or bloody flux, profuse menstruation; and it eases pains of the sides and bowels, produced by diarrhoea. The decoction of the bark or fruit to be used. The conserve also is taken for the same purpose. The distilled water relieves pains in the stomach, sides, and bowels. The leaves make a good lotion to gargle and wash the mouth and throat in which are swellings, sores, or kernels; to cool inflammations of the eyes, and to ease pains of the head, bathing the temples and forehead. The distilled water of the flowers is very effectual for the same purposes.
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