Betulaceae Alnus incana (L.) Moench

Mountain Alder

Potawatomi - Drug, Veterinary Aid

Use documented by:
Smith, Huron H., 1933, Ethnobotany of the Forest Potawatomi Indians, Bulletin of the Public Museum of the City of Milwaukee 7:1-230, page 116

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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: Potawatomi
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Veterinary Aid
Notes: Powdered bark used as an astringent for horse galls.

RECRD: 358 id: 2376