Title: Bayberry Bark
Additional Names: Candleberry bark; myrica; myrtle wax; berry wax; tallow shrub
Literature References: Dried root bark of Myrica cerifera L., Myricaceae. Habit. Maryland to Florida, west to Texas and Arkansas. Constit. Acrid and astringent resin, myricic acid, tannin, red coloring matter, gum, starch. Bayberry wax consists of palmitic, myristic and lauric acid esters.
Therap-Cat: Astringent; emetic.