Betulaceae Alnus incana (L.) Moench

Mountain Alder

Mohegan - Drug, Orthopedic Aid

Use documented by:
Tantaquidgeon, Gladys, 1972, Folk Medicine of the Delaware and Related Algonkian Indians, Harrisburg. Pennsylvania Historical Commission Anthropological Papers #3, page 69, 70

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Scientific name: Alnus incana (L.) Moench
USDA symbol: ALINR (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Mountain Alder
Family: Betulaceae
Family (APG): Betulaceae
Native American Tribe: Mohegan
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Orthopedic Aid
Notes: Infusion of twigs used as a liniment for sprain and backache pains.

RECRD: 80904 id: 2366