Betulaceae Alnus rubra Bong.

Red Alder

Thompson - Drug, Dermatological Aid

Use documented by:
Turner, Nancy J., Laurence C. Thompson and M. Terry Thompson et al., 1990, Thompson Ethnobotany: Knowledge and Usage of Plants by the Thompson Indians of British Columbia, Victoria. Royal British Columbia Museum, page 188

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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: Thompson
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Dermatological Aid
Notes: Infusion of bark used as a wash for scabby skin, eczema and skin sores. One informant used a concentrated decoction of the bark as a wash for her uncle who had a severe allergic reaction to hops.

RECRD: 32603 id: 2586