Edible usesThere are no edible uses listed for Senna marilandica.
Material usesThere are no material uses listed for Senna marilandica.
The leaves are a safe and effective cathartic. They are best used with Foeniculum vulgare seeds in order to counteract a tendency to cause gripe. The seedpods can also be used and are milder but slower in their action. The seeds have been soaked in water until they are mucilaginous and then swallowed as a treatment for sore throats.The root is cardiac and febrifuge. An infusion has been used in the treatment of fevers and heart problems. A poultice of the root has been used in treating sores.
Division as growth commences in spring.Cuttings of moderately ripe wood, July in a frame.
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Although fairly cold-tolerant, plants can be killed in very severe weather, so it is best to mulch the roots of mature plants in bad winters. Younger plants should be mulched each winter until they are well established. Slugs are very attracted to this plant[K].This species has a symbiotic relationship with certain soil bacteria, these bacteria form nodules on the roots and fix atmospheric nitrogen. Some of this nitrogen is utilized by the growing plant but some can also be used by other plants growing nearby.
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