Medlar fruit

Medlar fruit

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Caption: Medlar fruit (Mespilus germanica) on a stem. This small tree is found in southern Europe. Preparations of its leaves and stem are used in herbal medicine for their laxative and astringent properties. Its fruit are believed to reduce accumulations of mineral salts (stones) in the bladder, kidneys, ureters and urethra.

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