Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Dorema ammoniacum.
A gum resin is found in cavities in the tissues of stems, roots and petioles. It often exudes naturally from holes in the stems caused by beetles though this is not so pure as that obtained from the plant tissues. The resin is antispasmodic, carminative, diaphoretic, mildly diuretic, expectorant, poultice, stimulant and vasodilator. It is often used internally in the treatment of chronic bronchitis (especially in the elderly), asthma and catarrh. Externally, it is used as a plaster for swellings of the joints and indolent tumours.The resin exudes as a milky gum from holes made in the stems. This gum is pressed into blocks and then ground into a powder.
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This species is not hardy in all parts of Britain, it tolerates temperatures down to at least -5°c.A monocarpic species, growing for a number of years before it flowers but then dying after flowering. It is said to produce viable seed in this country.
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