(Chenopodium botrys) It gets its common name because the young leaves look like miniature versions of those of the oak. This is a vermifuge (Watt & Breyer-Brandwijk) - see, for example, the prescription from Alabama: for worms, one teaspoonful of the seed or the stalk tea mixed with syrup, three times a day (R B Browne). There is, too, a remedy, using the inner bark of this plant, boiled and mixed with molasses to make a candy. It also seems to have been used in some way for tuberculosis (R B Browne).

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