Texas Persimmon

Diospyros texana

Ebenaceae (Ebony Family)

Medicinal Minute with Ginger Webb

Medicinal Minute: Texas Persimmon (Diospyros texana)
Medicinal Minute: Texas Persimmon (Diospyros texana)


A note from Ginger:

Harvest your Texas persimmons wisely!! Eat only when the fruit is completely black -- any hint of green will bring with it some intense astringency. Texas Persimmon is enjoyed primarily for its delicious fruit, although the bark can be used if an astringent is called for.

Ginger Webb Community Herbalist & Mentor

Ginger Webb, Community Herbalist, Botanist, Teacher & Mentor

Ginger Webb has been practicing herbalism for nearly 30 years, as a community herbalist, clinical herbalist, herbal medicine maker, wild plant lover, botanist, and teacher. She has trained scores of people to be herbalists through her programs at Sacred Journey School of Herbalism.

Her mission is to keep alive the craft of herbalism through modeling the age-old wisdom of being in right relationship with the plants, and she teaches her students to be stewards of the Earth and the plants first, and to make medicine only when the plants wholeheartedly provide consent.