Betulaceae Alnus viridis ssp. crispa (Ait.) Turrill

American Green Alder

Cree, Woodlands - Drug, Abortifacient

Use documented by:
Leighton, Anna L., 1985, Wild Plant Use by the Woods Cree (Nihithawak) of East-Central Saskatchewan, Ottawa. National Museums of Canada. Mercury Series, page 27

View all documented uses for Alnus viridis ssp. crispa (Ait.) Turrill

Scientific name: Alnus viridis ssp. crispa (Ait.) Turrill
USDA symbol: ALVIC (View details at USDA PLANTS site)
Common names: American Green Alder
Family: Betulaceae
Family (APG): Betulaceae
Native American Tribe: Cree, Woodlands
Use category: Drug
Use sub-category: Abortifacient
Notes: Decoction of plant used in a steam treatment to bring about menstruation.

RECRD: 5318 id: 2645