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boar-hog bush

n. a plant, Callicarpa hitchcockii, used medicinally: 1920 (Britton 373). 1978 Bo' Hog Bush is used to stimulate the appetite . . . the brew made of boiled leaves makes one "eat like a ho (boar) hog" (Higgs 3). (Gen.)

Tags: bush medicine, noun, plant

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Last update: 2012-01-08 11:02
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.2

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Comment of anita collie pratt:
I know of this bush we call it Bo Hog where I live in Acklins Island Bahamas, Granny's would give Bo Hog as a tea to women who couldn't bare children. This was to act as a stimulant for females.
Added at: 2013-03-03 17:12