This shrub grows on high lands and the stony banks of streams, from New England to Carolina and Ohio, from eight to ten feet high.
Astringent, stimulant, and slightly bitter. This is the best article in our Materia Medica, says Dr. Curtis, for stopping hemorrhage. We have used it in hemorrhage from the lungs, stomach, and other parts of the system, and have not yet seen a failure. A strong decoction, drunk and used by injection "per vagina," is the best article we have ever used for profuse menstruation, fluor albus, or uterine hemorrhage.