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Beadwood Tea?

In one of the recent passages I read in my “Dorie Woman of the Mountains” series, Dorie said her mother gave her beadwood tea to see if she was in true childbirth labor. The thought was that if the pain went away after drinking the tea, which was a pain reliever, it was not true labor. I’m still wondering about beadwood tea. The Dictionary of Smoky Mountain English has this to say about it: beadwood noun The Chinaberry tree (Melia azedarach), the…

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