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salve bush

/sahv/ (White); sob bush /sab/ (Black); sobby bush /sabi/ (Nassau, Exuma) [from OED salve a healing ointment, from medicinal use; but cf. also SA sobo sobo (solanum nigrum) from Zulu, Xhosa (u)msobosobo idem] n. a shrub, Solanum verbascifloium or S. erianthum: 1835 No plant enriches worn-out lands more than what is commonly called the salve bush (Journal 43). 1978 Salve bush ... used for coughs, as a wash for sores on the skin, and as a tea (Higgs 11). = WILD TOBACCO 1 (Gen.)

Tags: bush medicine, food, noun, plant

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Last update: 2011-11-02 22:22
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.1

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