Betulaceae Alnus rubra Bong.

Red Alder

Gitksan - Drug, Cathartic

Use documented by:
Gottesfeld, Leslie M. J., 1992, The Importance of Bark Products in the Aboriginal Economies of Northwestern British Columbia, Canada, Economic Botany 46(2):148-157, page 152

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Scientific name: Alnus rubra Bong.
USDA symbol: ALRU2 (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: Red Alder
Family: Betulaceae
Family (APG): Betulaceae
Native American Tribe: Gitksan
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Cathartic
Notes: Bark used as a purgative.

RECRD: 45989 id: 2495