PLANT PROFILE

 

NAME: Nannyberry

LATIN NAME / FAMILY:  Viburnum lentago, Adoxaceae

OTHER COMMON NAME(S):  sheepberry, sweet viburnum

CONDITIONS: sun-partial shade
 

PARTS:

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TASTE

RAW/COOK

SEASON

All

 

 

 

 

Shoots

 

 

 

 

Leaves

       

Stalk/Stem

 

 

 

 

Buds

       

Flowers

 

 

 

 

Fruits

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sweet

RAW/DRY/COOK

Sep-Oct

Pods

 

 

   

Seeds

 

 

 

 

Nuts

 

 

 

 

Roots

 

 

 

 

Bark

 

 

 

 

 

PORTION: small

 

COMMENT: Fruit - raw or cooked. It can also be dried for winter use. The fruit is variable in size and quality, the best being about 15mm long, pulpy, very sweet, somewhat juicy and pleasant tasting but with a thick skin and a single large seed. The fruit is said to be best after a frost but it is sometimes dry.(1)

 

CAUTION:

 

NUTRITION/MEDICINAL:  Antispasmodic;  Diuretic;  Emmenagogue.The bark is antispasmodic. A decoction of the roots has been used to treat irregular menstruation and the spitting of blood. An infusion of the leaves has been used in the treatment of measles. An infusion of the leaves has been drunk, or a poultice of leaves applied, in the treatment of dysuria.(1)

 

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OTHER USES:

 

SOURCE LINKS (may include nutritional and medicinal info, plus other uses):

  1. https://pfaf.org/user/Plant.aspx?LatinName=Viburnum+lentago
  2. http://www.eattheweeds.com/valuable-viburnums
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viburnum_lentago
  4. https://alongthegrapevine.wordpress.com/2014/09/26/nannyberry-sauce
  5. https://www.onlyfoods.net/nannyberry-viburnum-lentago.html