Herb: Queen's Delight
Latin name: Stillingia sylvatica
Synonyms: Stillingia angustifolia
Family: Euphorbiaceae (Spurge Family)
Medicinal use of Queen's Delight:The root is antiemetic, astringent. A decoction has been used to treat bird sickness, diarrhoea, vomiting and appetite loss in children and in adults. It has also been used to treat menstruation sickness, yellow eyes and skin weakness. A decoction or tincture of the root has been used to treat the worst forms of venereal disease.
Description of the plant:
(3 1/4 foot)
Habitat of the herb:Sandy prairies, open woods and open ground in Texas.
Cultivation of Queen's Delight:Sandy prairies, open woods and open ground in Texas.
Known hazards of Stillingia sylvatica:The latex in the sap can cause blistering on the skin. Large doses of the plant are said to be toxic.
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.