Native to southeastern North America, fringetrees are small, slow-growing trees or shrubs with large leaves and distinctive bark. They are sometimes referred to as ‘old man beard’ because of their wispy white petals. The bark’s biochemical makeup is said to have healing properties, and when dried, fringetree can be brewed to make tea and then drunk as a medicine.
Traditionally, this medicinal herb has been used to aid gallstones and other issues with the liver or gallbladder. It has a laxative effect and can help water retention issues. Perhaps partly due to its bitter taste, the bark cut has been historically used to induce vomiting. Current research suggests there’s potential for fringetree bark to be used as hepatitis medication, although more research is needed.
Joseph Flach & Sons was established in 1882 and has many decades of experience. Our success is built upon the excellent customer service we offer as a standard. We stock over 600 dried botanicals, herbs, and spices. We also supply oils, tinctures, and other compounds used to manufacture a vast array of finished products; including animal nutrition products; beers; spirits; cosmetics; teas; herbal and natural remedies; pharmaceuticals; and much more.
We work with tried and trusted suppliers across the globe and we can ensure our range is of the highest quality as many of our contacts have been supplying us for many decades.
Working with businesses of all sizes and in any location around the world – around half of our business is with overseas customers as such we are very experienced and adept at the export process.
Our relationships with our people, our suppliers, our customers and our environment are ethically as well as commercially sound. Because most of our products are naturally grown materials, our support for sustainability is inherent.
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