|Chinaberry, Chinatree, Melia azedarach L., Meliaceae.
Showy yellow flowers and yellow poisonous fruit. A dozen berries, even less may be toxic. Toxicity varies from tree to tree.
Native American Uses: The plant was introduced to the US. It was used to treat worms, an infusion of root and bark. Used externally for ringworm and tetterworm.
Cherokee and pioneers have used the leaves to rid insects from shelters and homes.
Fruit was dried and used as ceremonial beads considered lucky.
|Chinaberries are prolific, non edible, but used as beads and
good luck charms by First People in the Americas.
Bark used as a fish poison, to stun fish enabling capture.