Scientific name: Carya ovata

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Arabic names:    جوز (jawz)

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Family: Fabaceae

Approximate number of species known:

Common parts used: Inner bark, leaf

Collection: Summer

Annual/Perennial: Perennial

Height: 27 m

Actions:  Depurtive, detergent, laxative

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This tree has very strong wood.  

Traditional Use:

The inner bark and leaf have been used as a laxative.  Externally it has been used for sores.

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