Betulaceae Alnus rubra Bong.

Red Alder

Gitksan - Drug, Emetic

Use documented by:
Smith, Harlan I., 1929, Materia Medica of the Bella Coola and Neighboring Tribes of British Columbia, National Museum of Canada Bulletin 56:47-68, page 55

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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: Emetic
Notes: Infusion of stem bark used as an emetic and purgative for headache and other maladies.

RECRD: 80921 id: 2498