Desmanthus Illinoensis AKA
Illinois Bundleflower is a woody pereniial
herb that has been used by native Americans to alleviate
symptoms of cold and flu. Desmanthus illinoensis was
made into a pulp to alleviate skin and eye irritation.
The root bark contains indole alkaloids and should be
considered poisonous. Seeds should be soaked and scarified
in order to properly germinate.